South Africa

A Wild Holiday

Need to get away for a while? 2018 has been full on and “flat out”, as they say in the Eastern Cape. The good news is that we still have a few spots open on the ultimate three-day boutique running holiday; Wildcoast Wildrun®, the longest running experience in the Wildrun® Africa portfolio. This is one of the iconic, must-do running experiences in South Africa, and 2018 is our tenth anniversary.

Find your reset button whilst traversing golden beaches, grassy headlands and delicate coastal forests.

From Road to Trail

 

When, where, and how to get there!

Road running in South Africa remains one of our favourite sports, for many reasons. It is relatively affordable, accessible and the legacy of races such as the Comrades marathon creates a road running culture that is built on history, pride and some iconic running names. If you are a runner in this country, you will be asked if you have a Comrades medal – this cliché is quite unavoidable!

The 2018 Bos Sport Mountain Challenge Series, amplified by Jaybird

Hosted by Wildrunner, the series is the only one of its kind in South Africa. A tough, pure mountain running series made up of three separate races; the Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge, (JMC), the Helderberg Mountain Challenge (HMC) and the Marloth Mountain Challenge (MMC). Each event consists of a Lite, Extreme and Ultra distance race. To complete the series, participants must compete in the same distance category at each race.

How to Pack Your Pack

There are very few trail runners who don’t geek out a bit over gear. It is a fiercely competitive arena, with manufacturers taking giant leaps in terms of technology and design over the past few years. Fabrics, finishes, waterproofing, breathability, weight, ergonomics… you name it, they are improving it. And let’s face it, for all that we love to run light and free, gear will make or break our mountain time.

Wildlife of the Richtersveld

From 15 to 19 June this year, a small group of runners will tackle a 110km journey through the ancient arid mountainous landscape of the Richtersveld National Park, South Africa - a World Heritage site, and one of only 25 biodiversity hotspots in the World.

Cows on the Beach

During the Wildcoast Wildrun® Africa experience, participants come up close and personal with a particularly interesting breed of beach bum. They have impressively long lashes, wear beautifully patterned suits, demonstrate a slow and steady gate and a unique ability to cut single track on the grassy headlands above the beaches. Only in the Transkei, will you find Nguni cattle chilling happily on the pristine beaches of this piece of coastline.