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

Race Stories from South Africa

August 19, 2019
Durban Savages Challenge - First Race Re-cap with Gemma

Durban Savages Challenge – Race Re-cap with Gemma

Officially being a Durban resident, the priority for me was to take part in a local running event, bring on […]
June 17, 2019
Gemma & Ben Two Oceans Marathon 2019

Two Oceans Half Marathon 2019 – Race Report

Gemma Oates ran the Two Oceans Half Marathon 2019 and this is her race report I had been excited for […]
June 13, 2019
The spirit of Comrades Marathon 2019

The 2019 Comrades Marathon results are in

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) hosted an exclusive #Comrades2019 Champions Breakfast at the Tsogo Sun Elangeni Hotel in Durban on […]

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!