Trail Running in Limpopo
Trail Running in South Africa
If there is a country that’s made for trail running it is South Africa. The green corridors of the cities are ideal for a quick lunchtime breath of fresh air.
Those with a sense of adventure can lace up their trail shoes and take off along the magnificent coastline, over rolling hills and majestic mountain ranges and through dense indigenous forests, rugged deserts and game-filled plains. More competitive runners will find a plethora of well-organised events ranging from short fun runs to multi-day epics.
Trail running enjoys a huge following throughout southern Africa and an increasing number of the popular multi-day hiking trails including the Wild Coast trail, Num-Num trail, Boland trail, Tsitsikamma trail and Fynbos trail welcome runners.
Logistical support in the form of a bag porterage service allows you to make a holiday of it, and once a year a privileged few can take up the challenge of completing the famous five-day Otter hiking trail along the spectacular Tsitsikamma coastline in a day, running the spine of the Cape Peninsula on the Puffer trail, or traversing Addo Elephant National Park on the Addo 50-miler.
So whether you’re a novice looking for an introduction to this easily accessible sport, planning a family holiday or a seasoned mountain goat searching for the ultimate trail adventure, there is bound to be something for you.
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Inaugural Mapungubwe Transfrontier Wildrun® 20169:55pm 12 Jul
Pics Nick Muzik
Strict instructions, “Run as a herd, stick together, keep your eyes open, the rangers will be at the front and the back – listen to them,” marked the start of the first ever Mapungubwe Transfrontier Wildrun® through Big 5 territory in southern Africa, which saw a group of 37 intrepid runners and rangers traverse the Limpopo-Shashe basin over three days, covering 90km of the Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe conservation cooperative called the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area.
Put together by South African trail event...