Welcome to South Africa
South Africa is often referred to as a world in one country and it certainly deserves such a title. There are few, if any, places on earth which offer such a diversity of landscapes, cultures, wildlife and activities. There are several marathons and other running events held in South Africa, each of which is pretty extraordinary in its own right. Of those, Africa Marathons have chosen two of the biggest and best events on the calendar for you to enjoy.
First, the legendary Comrades Ultra-Marathon, the world’s oldest and largest ultra-marathon, with some 20000 runners tackling approximately 90kms in some of South Africa’s most breathtaking scenery. It’s run in KwaZulu-Natal, known as the ‘garden province’, on a route between Durban and Pietermaritzburg in June. And second, the Cape Town Marathon in September. There are few, if any, better settings for running than Cape Town, truly one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the world.
You can find out much more about them by following the links below. But before you do, we want you to consider making the most of your visit by examining the many other attractions this wonderful country has to offer. Pre- or post-marathon, the options are almost endless. And through our parent company Tailormade Africa, we can offer you exceptional, individually designed itineraries. Here are just a few examples.
Bucket List Items
View the Big FiveKruger Region
Relax in Camps BayCape Town
Hike the DrakensbergKwaZulu-Natal
Explore the Anglo-Boer BattlefieldsKwaZulu-Natal
Experience a SafariKwaZulu-Natal
Go Whale WatchingHermanus
Visit the WinelandsFranschhoek, Stellenbosch & Paarl
Shop the WaterfrontCape Town
Visit Robben IslandCape Town
Hike Table MountainCape Town
Explore Boulders BeachCape Town