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

April 23, 2020

Cape Town City Running Tour with Run Cape Town

Gemma enjoyed a Cape Town City Running Tour with Run Cape Town recently, and this is her experience. An early […]
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 […]
Cape Town Marathon Goes Green For The Majors.🌿🏆

Have you read our latest blog that talks about how the Cape Town Marathon organisers are hoping to create the greenest sporting event in the world? 👀This is a very interesting read that we hope you will enjoy.🤩

You can read the full blog on our website.

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Taking place around one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World,💦 there are not many better settings for a running event anywhere! 🤩The Victoria Falls Marathon route is relatively flat and fast and is well marshalled with regular cooling down sections and water stations. 🏃🏃‍♀️

The Victoria Falls Marathon is set to take place on Sunday 2 July 2023. 🥳 We hope that you will join Team Africa Marathons at this scenic running event next year. 💪

Africa Marathons is an Official Travel Partner of the Victoria Falls Marathon, to join the Africa Marathons Team please email - info@africamarathons.com

Find out more about this event on our website - https://www.africamarathons.com/run/victoria-falls-marathon/

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It was so great having you join us on this trip John 🥳  and for running it for such a great cause! ✨

You are truly inspirational. 🤩 Thanks so much for the awesome review!

Read the full review on our website: https://www.africamarathons.com/reviews/#11

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 Comrades Marathon
Our Africa Marathons runners will be staying at the Keys Hotel in the town of Moshi during the Kilimanjaro Marathon in February. 🏃‍♀️🏃

This modern tourist  hotel is located in an area where guests can easily see the snow of Mount Kilimanjaro. 🗻 The hotel is facilitated with well-furnished guest rooms in the main building and nicely archived African Cottages which is spread along the garden area. 🌿 All rooms are equipped with all basic facilities. The bar includes all basic international types of wines, local beers as well as soft drinks. 🥂 The restaurant offers a buffet breakfast, an a la Carte menu service and occasional barbecues. Other facilities include a coffee lounge and swimming pool. 💦

Find out more about this exciting upcoming event on our website - https://www.africamarathons.com/run/kilimanjaro-marathon/

 #kilimanjaromarathon #teamafricamarathons #marathonsinafrica #africantourism @kilimanjaromarathon

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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Whether you are an experienced or novice runner, looking for a new challenge or simply thinking about visiting the continent for the first time, we would love to speak to you!