Running Trips

A morning jog is a fixture on many daily programs around the world. And the increasing popularity of trail running has spread the bug far and wide.

A comment we hear most from travellers on safari is that they eat too much and exercise too little. We like to think that our active programs offer a good blend of experience and exercise. But for the more active traveller, a running holiday may be the best solution yet.

We offer morning road and trail runs as part of a city stay and we design multi-day trail running holidays. Most of our walking and trekking programs can be adapted to running trips and we relish the chance to create new ones.

With this in mind, we partner with Wildrunner, South Africa’s premier trail event organiser to promote key multi-day events. We build itineraries around these and other prominent events on the running calendar. These include the Comrades ultra-marathon, Two Oceans Ultra-marathon, Victoria Falls marathon and the Lewa Safari Marathon to name a few.

But it is the opportunity to run in exotic places that excites us the most. For instance, when would you have the chance to complete a marathon at the real source of the Nile? Or follow the footsteps of the Zulu impis as they raced towards British encampments. Perhaps you prefer a guided trail run in the Cape mountains, returning to a day of fine food and wine. Whatever the grade or distance, we can accommodate you.

So go ahead and try something new on your Africa trip!

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM AN ACTIVE AFRICA RUNNING HOLIDAY?

All of our running holidays are guided and supported. Day runs are guided by qualified guides who are road or trail runners.

Multi-day trips are lead by qualified guides and/or competent ultra-runners and are supported by a back-up vehicle.

We share our favourite routes, exposing you to incredible views, quiet trails or roads and introduce you to like-minded locals along the way.

We provide refueling stops on longer runs and coffee stops on city runs.

We offer the chance to experience a location with and like the locals.

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