The Tankwa Camino - Calvinia, Northern Cape

The Tankwa Camino is like stepping into a dreamy desert adventure right in South Africa. Picture this: a multi-day hiking trail spanning 256 kilometers through the scenic Tankwa Karoo region, where you're surrounded by vast open plains, rugged mountains, and mesmerizing desert landscapes. It's not just about the physical challenge; it's a soul-stirring journey that lets you disconnect from the chaos of daily life and connect deeply with nature. Along the way, you'll encounter friendly communities, historical sites, and awe-inspiring vistas that capture the essence of the Tankwa Karoo's unique charm. The Tankwa Camino is all about personal discovery, self-reflection, and forging connections with both nature and fellow adventurers.


Glencairn Trail Run - Himeville, KZN

Next up, let's talk about the Glencairn Trail Run – a total paradise for trail running enthusiasts! Set amidst the jaw-dropping beauty of the Drakensberg Mountains in KwaZulu-Natal, this event offers three thrilling options: The Mountain Marathon (42km), The Ram Run (two days, 18km and 17km), and The Lamb Run (two days, 8km and 10.2km).

As you dash through dairy pastures, forest trails, and alongside crystal-clear mountain rivers, you'll be treated to awe-inspiring views at every turn. Plus, the accommodation options at Glencairn Farm in Himeville are top-notch – think cozy cabins, comfy lodges, and even camping under the twinkling stars. With live music, yoga sessions, scrumptious food, and a fantastic vibe, it's not just a run; it's a celebration of nature, camaraderie, and the joy of outdoor adventures.


Cape Argus Cycle Tour - Cape Town, WC

The Cape Argus Cycle Tour is a must-mention in the lineup of South Africa's most picturesque sporting events! Taking place in vibrant Cape Town, this iconic cycle tour attracts cyclists from around the globe to pedal through some of the Western Cape's most scenic routes.

On the day of the event, cyclists embark on a thrilling journey that winds its way along coastal cliffs, through charming seaside towns, and past postcard-worthy landscapes. The highlight of the tour is undoubtedly the breathtaking views of Table Mountain and the sparkling ocean, creating a stunning backdrop for cyclists as they tackle the challenging yet rewarding course.

What sets the Cape Argus Cycle Tour apart is not just the spectacular scenery but also the festive atmosphere that engulfs the Mother City during the event. Cyclists are cheered on by enthusiastic spectators, enjoy live music along the route, and celebrate their achievements at the finish line with a sense of accomplishment and camaraderie.

Whether you're a serious cyclist aiming for a personal best or a leisure rider soaking in the beauty of Cape Town, the Cape Argus Cycle Tour promises an unforgettable experience filled with stunning vistas, energetic vibes, and the thrill of cycling in one of our most iconic cities.


Kruger2Canyon Challenge - Hoedspruit, Limpopo

Lastly, let's dive into the Kruger2Canyon Challenge – an epic trail run that takes you from the iconic Kruger National Park to the majestic Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve in Mpumalanga. Imagine traversing lush bushveld, winding trails, and rugged landscapes teeming with wildlife, all while soaking in panoramic views that leave you breathless.The Kruger2Canyon Challenge is not your average trail run – it's a two-day stage race that takes place from 5th to 7th July 2024 in the picturesque setting of Kampersrus, Hoedspruit, Limpopo. Get ready to lace up your trail shoes for the 9th running of this incredible event!

This challenge isn't just about running; it's a journey of discovery through some of South Africa's most stunning landscapes. The route takes you on an adventure through the most northern reaches of the Drakensberg, weaving in and around the breathtaking Blyde River Canyon and the bushveld adjacent to the Kruger National Park. Day 2's Moholoholo Mountain View section is a wildlife lover's dream, with buffalo, hippo, leopard, and abundant plains game adding an extra dash of excitement to your run.

So, if you're craving an adventure that combines stunning scenery, physical challenge, and a whole lot of fun, these sporting events are calling your name!

 

May 16, 2024