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Cape Town

TTrail running and Mountain Biking in South Africa is extremely popular, and a growing sport for many South Africans and visitors alike. When you consider the awesome variety of natural terrain to conquer this only makes sense? Whether you’re a competitor or seek your trails for recreation, come and see what all the hype is about.

Trail adventures are particularly popular in the Western Cape, where competitive and fun-filled events take place almost every week. Table Mountain, one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, is home to several hundred trails on its own and what’s more, these routes start just a few kilometres from Cape Town city centre. You have no excuse if you are in the area – the mountain and its trails await you.

If you’re visiting Johannesburg, you could take a drive out to the Magaliesberg to escape the big city lights and try out some of the trails in this area, such as the routes at Van Gaalen Cheese Farm.

Did You Know?
SSouth African trail runner, Ryan Sandes is the first person to have won all four of the six- to seven-day, 250km-long 4 Deserts races – through the Atacama Desert in Chile, the Gobi Desert in China, the Sahara Desert in Egypt, and in Antarctica.

KKwaZulu-Natal isn’t far behind. Parts of the Midlands, such as Karkloof, offer peaceful trail runs through lush forests and beautiful scenery. If you fancy getting a little extreme, head up to Underberg and conquer the unforgiving route up Sani Pass. A well-deserved beer awaits you when you get to the highest pub in Africa at the top of the pass.

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