Abbott World Marathon Majors Candidate
Cape Town’s history is long and storied. It is a city with unrivalled culture and diversity, boasting a heady mix of old and new. Nothing speaks to this more than the iconic attractions made up of Cape Point, City Walk, Groot Constantia, Kirstenbosch, Robben Island Museum, Table Mountain Cableway and V&A Waterfront, that form the core of the Mother City.
The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon has a vision of becoming one of the rare Abbott World Marathon Majors as it believes that it is the ideal host for an iconic African city marathon. The marathon organizers mission is to deliver a prestigious, sustainable, all-inclusive city marathon event that brings together world runners from elite athletes to wheelchair racers, as well as social and first-time runners, for an exceptional, world-class marathon experience. It is the only AIMS gold label marathon in Africa.
Choose from a range of full day options: Tour of the winelands of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl; Tour the spectacular coast on your way to the Cape of Good Hope at the tip of Africa; or cage dive with great white sharks. A trip to South Africa would not be complete without a visit to a safari lodge to game view, dine and relax after your races. We have blocked space at Shamwari Lodge near Port Elizabeth and are offering you a 10% discount for your three-night stay.
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Our Shamwari Game Reserve Ranger Siya was unbelievable! He was so knowledgeable and really made the game drives a wonderful experience. We were able to see animals and country side we had only been able to see in movies or on TV. Just can't say enough good things about the experience.
This (Cape Winelands Tour) was GREAT. Guide was very knowledgeable and other attendees were fun to hang out with.
This is the BEST marathon I have run in overseas. The organization was fantastic. Loved the water bags (though probably not good for the environment. They were great for runners). The crowd support was exceptional. The finish line amazing. I could go on and on. I am so glad that you have put this on the Marathon Tours list. It was also the first marathon I have participated in that had a diverse, inclusive look. Running clubs from around the region--and a real people's marathon. I know that Two Oceans gets alot of press--deservedly so. But The Cape Town marathon competes with it on other grounds--also important to runners.