Cape Town Marathon & Western Cape Experience

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is Africa’s only IAAF Gold label status marathon. It is managed by a partnership between WPA (Western Province Athletics), the City of Cape Town and ASEM Running and is endorsed by two of South Africa’s sporting greats, Elana Meyer and Francois Pienaar. Along the spectacular route, you will take in the famous natural beauty of Cape Town’s mountains and sea, as well as many of the city’s great attractions. Running the marathon is unique way to experience the gorgeous highlights and the vibrant spirit of Africa’s most visited and most celebrated city.  It is an ideal race both for athletes who aim to achieve fast times, and for first-timers who want to finish their first marathon.After your amazing Cape Town marathon experience, you will enjoy the best of what Cape Town, the Peninsula and the Western Cape have to offer. We will customise your trip to fit in with your exact requirements, or you can allow us to give you some suggestions.  The sky really is the limit when it comes to Cape Town and its surroundings. Go up the iconic Table Mountain, be a beach bum on Clifton, taste wine in Stellenbosch, eat some local Cape Malay food, check out the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, go shark diving in Gansbaai, shop at the V&A Waterfront, visit the penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach, take a boat trip to historic Robben Island… The list goes on and on!

We can cater to your specific individual needs when it comes to your Cape Town Marathon Experience, customising the length and order of your trip any way you prefer it. Or, you can allow us to suggest the best trip for you. Whichever option you choose, you can be assured of an amazing Cape Town adventure!

This year’s Cape Town Marathon is scheduled for 15/16 October 2022.
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