Trail Running

The Best Trail Running Trails in Western Cape (South Africa)

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Photo of Table mountain Photo of Constantia Nek - Eagles Nest - Table Mnt dam trail run Photo of Silvermine and Elephant’s Eye cave run
  • Table mountain

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    near Bishopscourt, Western Cape (Republic of South Africa)
    Distance
    9.42mi
    Elevation +
    4800f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo of Table mountain Photo of Table mountain Photo of Table mountain

    Route from Kirstenbosch to CableWay, going up by Skeleton Gorge and coming down by Eco Valley and Nursery Ravine. Around 5 hours with 15 min stop to drink a refreshment. For turists visiting Cape Town, the route to Ta...

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  • near Shoebury Heights, Western Cape (Republic of South Africa)
    Distance
    4.63mi
    Elevation +
    1916f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Constantia Nek - Eagles Nest - Table Mnt dam trail run Photo of Constantia Nek - Eagles Nest - Table Mnt dam trail run Photo of Constantia Nek - Eagles Nest - Table Mnt dam trail run

    very scenic and fairly tough steep trail run on a beautiful singletrack overlooking Orangekloof , some amazing rock formations , pristine fynbos and proteas. A few exposed rock ledges to clamber up, nothing serious unles...

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  • Silvermine and Elephant’s Eye cave run

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    near Klein Steenberg, Western Cape (Republic of South Africa)
    Distance
    7.87mi
    Elevation +
    1755f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Silvermine and Elephant’s Eye cave run Photo of Silvermine and Elephant’s Eye cave run Photo of Silvermine and Elephant’s Eye cave run

    very scenic trail run with spectacular views from all 4 viewpoints across the entire peninsula....simply stunning run...make sure to visit all 4 viewpoints! a swim in the dam at the end is a must...

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  • CapeTown - Table Mountain / Tafelberg

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    near Higgovale, Western Cape (Republic of South Africa)
    Distance
    8.75mi
    Elevation +
    3691f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of CapeTown - Table Mountain / Tafelberg Photo of CapeTown - Table Mountain / Tafelberg Photo of CapeTown - Table Mountain / Tafelberg

    Tomas Tokoe, SA mountaineer (1868 to 1959), about Platteklip Kloof: "I came down Platteklip, the most damnable descent on the Berg, where every loose stone seems to be resting on ball bearings." Take lots of water...!

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  • Winterhoek Traverse

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    near Monte Bertha, Western Cape (Republic of South Africa)
    Distance
    33.66mi
    Elevation +
    11952f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Winterhoek Traverse Photo of Winterhoek Traverse Photo of Winterhoek Traverse

    One of the most beautiful mountain stretches in the Western Cape. Groot-Winterhoek Peak is climbed very seldom and provides a view over the Boland, Swartland, Cederberg, Bokkeveld and even the Karroo. On a clear day Elan...

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  • Muizenberg - Kalk Bay loop

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    near Bailey’s Cottage, Western Cape (Republic of South Africa)
    Distance
    4.61mi
    Elevation +
    1276f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo of Muizenberg - Kalk Bay loop Photo of Muizenberg - Kalk Bay loop Photo of Muizenberg - Kalk Bay loop

    fairly easy trail run above Muizenberga nd Kalk Bay...some rocky descents and climbs on rock steps and a bit of pavement too...beautiful scenic run!

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  • near Danabaai, Western Cape (Republic of South Africa)
    Distance
    8.46mi
    Elevation +
    1785f
    TrailRank
    28

    This track is the running of the well known St Blaize hiking trail, as recordered from West to East. The trail can be completed in either direction, although the traditional starting point is at the The Point below the S...

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  • Silvermine - St James peak trail run

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    near Oude Raapkraal, Western Cape (Republic of South Africa)
    Distance
    6.70mi
    Elevation +
    1165f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo of Silvermine - St James peak trail run Photo of Silvermine - St James peak trail run Photo of Silvermine - St James peak trail run

    beautiful run through fynbos and interesting rock formations, very scenic with sweeping views across False Bay

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  • near Vergelegen, Western Cape (Republic of South Africa)
    Distance
    18.76mi
    Elevation +
    8176f
    TrailRank
    26
    Photo of Helderberg, Haelkop, Stellenboschberg traverse Photo of Helderberg, Haelkop, Stellenboschberg traverse

    The route starts in the Helderberg Nature Reserve and then follows a well maintained path up to Helderberg Dome. The route then follows the ridge over sever smaller peaks including Driekop before the accent to Haelkop. G...

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  • near Nuweland, Western Cape (Republic of South Africa)
    Distance
    5.17mi
    Elevation +
    3684f
    TrailRank
    26

    This trail takes in a direct summit trail to Table Mountain's Devils Peak. The track takes a upward route from the start, over a technical, single track to the summit. Remember to look back and view the city from the ...

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  • near Higgovale, Western Cape (Republic of South Africa)
    Distance
    3.48mi
    Elevation +
    1506f
    TrailRank
    26

    This technical single track makes its way up to the summit of the famous Lions Head in Cape Town in a clockwise direction. The trail ascends to the summit using the trail. On the descent the trail makes its way down usin...

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  • near Nuweland, Western Cape (Republic of South Africa)
    Distance
    4.67mi
    Elevation +
    1588f
    TrailRank
    25

    This classic trail takes in the best of Newlands forest, from open wide trails to technical single track, crossing streams with great views of the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. The track takes an undulating route up ...

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  • Jonkershoek to Landroskop via Boegoekloof

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    near Banghoek, Western Cape (Republic of South Africa)
    Distance
    16.30mi
    Elevation +
    6939f
    TrailRank
    23

    From the top of Kurktrekker the route is extremely overgrown. A lot of boulder hopping in the river, losing the trail at some of the river crossings. Can be dangerous in wet/rainy conditions, close to the river. Ins...

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  • near Monte Bertha, Western Cape (Republic of South Africa)
    Distance
    5.33mi
    Elevation +
    2438f
    TrailRank
    23

    This tracks records the running of the circular mountain trail of the 22 Waterfalls Private Nature Reserve, just outside of Porterville. The trail is very difficult, with scrambling at times due to the fires had in th...

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  • near Higgovale, Western Cape (Republic of South Africa)
    Distance
    3.18mi
    Elevation +
    525f
    TrailRank
    23

    This technical single track makes its way around the famous Lions Head in Cape Town in an anti-clockwise direction. The trail makes its way above the houses of Clifton with great views of the Atlantic Ocean. A nice tr...

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  • near Ladismith, Western Cape (Republic of South Africa)
    Distance
    9.31mi
    Elevation +
    2014f
    TrailRank
    22
    Photo of Towersig Trails, Ladismith, Western Cape, South Africa

    This is the trail running of all the Towersig Trail options in Ladismith on one go. The start and finish is waypointed and is reachable by a normal 2x4 sedan vehicle off Crafford Street which is off Hospital Street to th...

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  • near Bibby’s Hoek, Western Cape (Republic of South Africa)
    Distance
    17.65mi
    Elevation +
    3205f
    TrailRank
    22

    This is the trail running of the annual Circles in the Forest Trail Run 30 km 2019 edition held within the Garden Route National Park. The race starts and finishes at Millwood Hut. This race forms part of Day 2 of the So...

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