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 three of the biggest and best events on the calendar for you to enjoy.

Legendary Comrades Marathon

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.

IAAF Gold Standard Cape Town Marathon

Our 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.

Africa's biggest running event the Two Oceans Marathon

The Two Oceans Marathon dubbed Africa's biggest running event and the world's most beautiful marathon is run annually in Cape Town South Africa on Easter weekend.

The Two Oceans Marathon boasts both a 56km Ultra Marathon as well as the famous half marathon attracting record numbers. There are also a number of fringe races, like a kiddies dash, fun run and a trail run on the Friday preceding the main races.

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

Stories from South Africa

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Cape Town City Running Tour with Run Cape Town

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April 7, 2020

Message from the Comrades Marathon Association Chairperson

Comrades Marathon 2020 is fast approaching and with the current coronavirus situation facing Comrades athletes, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) […]
January 29, 2020

Run Comrades Marathon 2020 with Africa Marathons

With Comrades Marathon being less than five months away and with our entries selling like hotcakes, we suggest you get […]
It's official - the iconic and beautiful Two Oceans Marathon will take place on Easter weekend, 16 & 17 April 2022! 🥳🏃‍♀️🏃
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For more info on this announcement and to enter TOM copy this link to your browser 👉 https://www.africamarathons.com/two-oceans-marathon-2022-confirmed/ or click on the link our bio ☝
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To experience TOM you can also send us an email at info@africamarathons.com 📧
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Join us for the Sierra Leone Marathon in 2022!
After a two year Covid induced hiatus, we are so excited to announce the Sierra Leone Marathon is officially back! 🥳 The race date is Sunday 5 June 2022.
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For more info visit our website at 👉https://www.africamarathons.com/join-us-for-the-sierra-leone-marathon-2022/ or in our bio ☝
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You can also send us an email at info@africamarathons.com to join team Africa Marathons 🏃🏃‍♀️
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What a great @ctmarathon 2021 weekend!! 🥳🏆🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ Both tactical & records being broken. See the full review here and in our bio 👉👆https://www.africamarathons.com/a-hugely-successful-cape-town-marathon-2021/
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We can't wait to see you all in 2022. If you want to join team Africa Marathons (official international travel partner to Cape Town Marathon), please get in contact 👇
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What an exciting @ctmarathon 2021! 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️Well done to South Africa's Stephen Mokoka 🇿🇦 who won the men's race in 2:09:58, as well as Kenya's Lydia Simiyu 🇰🇪 who won the ladies race in 2:25:41 🏆 One of SA's favourite ladies @gerdarun  came in a very respectable 4th position less than one minute behind Lydia 👏👏
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Great to see so many runners out on the road again after such a long wait 🤩🥳
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We simply can't wait for next year's event which is poised to be bigger and better! To secure your entry and so much more with team Africa Marathons, get in touch with us 👇
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Time to celebrate! It's @ctmarathon weekend! 🥳🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏆 We cannot wait to see everyone out on the roads on Sunday! 👏
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If you missed out on entering this year or just couldn't get to South Africa due to Covid travel restrictions, don't worry, as @ctmarathon 2022 is going to be epic and Africa Marathons will be there in full force celebrating the fact that this marathon is a @wmmajors candidate race 🤩🥳
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If you haven't yet secured your entry for next year's event reach out to us 👇
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Five Countries, Six Marathons

The founders and directors of Africa Marathons have over 35 years of combined experience in the Africa travel industry. We promote and offer packages to running events in 5 African countries at present.

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