The first shoot was hosted by KZN Hunters back in 2012, as a fund raiser for the Association.
Whylo Distributors were approached for sponsorship and that was the Birth of the exclusively sponsored Swarovski Gong Challenge.
The Gong Challenge become a firm favourite amongst shooters in South Africa, originally for the local KZN shooters, and steadily grew to attract shooters from all over the country.
As a fundraiser fun shoot for KZN HUNTERS, all proceeds were pushed back into conservation and projects for the Association.
With the departure of Ralph Dedekind and Reggie Gerber as the organisers in 2021, it was decided to retain the Swarovski Gong Shoot with the organisation being handled by Whylo Distributors, at its Historical location Platrand Lodge.