If you’re searching for one place that has it all, this may well be your spot.
First, the landscapes: Picture dramatic cliff faces plunging into a turquoise ocean, iconic Table Mountain presiding over Cape Town, powder soft beaches, thick forests, carpets of flowers, miles upon miles of gently rolling vineyard-covered hills and magical golden sunsets.
Then, the wildlife: We’ll spot sunbathing seals, look for migrating whales and get up close and personal with majestic elephants (and perhaps lions and rhinos too!).
And, the food: From the foodie scene in Cape Town to a traditional backyard braai, you’ll find an exotic fusion that tells the story of the region’s many inhabitants: indigenous game meats, starches & greens, Malay spices, Dutch heartiness. You’ll find great coffee, a thriving craft beer scene and, of course, South Africa’s legendary wines right at the source.
Finally, the history: It’s no secret that this country has had a long, difficult past, and we will take the time to understand the struggles and complexities that have made South Africa the place it is today.
Come run South Africa. You’ll experience all of the above… and so much more!
Please note that the listed maximum run distances can always be shortened - all abilities accommodated! - and that itinerary is subject to minor adjustments due to weather, logistical considerations, etc.
PRICING & DETAILS
DATES: October 26 - November 2, 2019
A $600 deposit secures your spot. Balances are due by July 26, 2019; registrations after July 26 will be due in full.
Standard price: $4,095
Late price (after July 26): $4,195
Private Room Upgrade: $350
You can have your own room for 4 nights (out of 7 nights). 4 available - first come first serve.
2Night/3Day Early Arrival Package: $745
You cannot make a trip to South Africa and not explore Cape Town. Go for an “off the beaten path” hike up Table Mountain, have an amazing picnic waiting for you in the botanical gardens after the hike, take a boat ride out to Robben Island and learn about some recent history while visiting the prison that held Nelson Mandela, walk on the beach with penguins, and explore the rugged peninsula & beaches at Cape Point. The early arrival option includes: transportation for each activity, licensed guided hike at Table Mountain, 2 breakfasts, 1 picnic lunch after the hike, boat ride and tour of Robben Island, visit to the penguin colony, visit to Cape Point, all entry fees, 2 nights stay (private room) at a boutique hotel in Cape Town. Whats not included: 1 lunch, 2 dinners (there are so many options within walking distance and the area is very safe), airport pickup (its hard to beat Uber or local taxis for the short ride to the hotel).
We prioritize unique, family-run accommodation which are often limited in size. Because of this we are unable to offer single rooms for this trip; solo travelers will be placed with a same-sex roommate. If a single room becomes available then we will offer it to those registered.
Please refer to the FAQs for our cancellation & refund policy.
Pre-trip guidance + communication
Pickup from Cape Town Airport (CPT) on October 26 (please arrive no later than 3pm)
Drop off at Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ) on November 2 (please depart no earlier than 2pm)
Transportation and drivers
Seven nights in comfortable, unique three and four-star hotels or guesthouses (double occupancy)
Six organized runs with flexible distance options
Experienced Rogue Expeditions trip leaders & run guides
Experienced South African logistics team
All meals + snacks from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 8
All drinking water + coffee/tea with breakfast
Wine tasting in Stellenbosch
All necessary entry fees/permits
Rogue Expeditions tech shirt & buff
Experiences that you'll remember forever!
COST DOES NOT INCLUDE
Flight (please see flight requirements below)
Alcohol and beverages other than water (coffee & tea are provided with breakfasts as is a wine tasting)
Optional post-run activities in Storm's River (Day 6)
There will be a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 14 runners. Spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so early deposits are recommended!
Please do NOT make travel arrangements until we notify you that the group size has met the minimum. If for some reason we do not meet the minimum by July 26th then we will refund your deposit in full.
US citizens will need a passport with at least 30 days of validity remaining beyond your return date; no visas or vaccinations are required for US citizens. Participants from other countries should check with their consulate for entry requirements.
Please ensure that you arrive in Cape Town no later than 3pm on October 26 and depart Port Elizabeth no earlier than 2pm on November 2. If you arrive/depart outside of those parameters then you will be responsible for your own airport transfers (we can help you make arrangements).
Please note that travel insurance is strongly recommended. Although we hope you never need it, we've seen enough to know that it can be a lifesaver in the event of a medical emergency, flight delays that cause you to miss the start of the trip, lost baggage or cancellation on your part (break your leg two weeks before departure? Insurance could cover the entire cost of your trip!).
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Gabe Steger at email@example.com