As the Ultra trail Cape Town will be taking over the mountain and greenbelts on Saturday, we head down south to Cape Point again for one of our last official runs for 2021.
Note increase in park fees for those without Wild or Green cards. Cape Point is Cash-Free – NO cash accepted. Credit or Debit cards only
Sadly Sanparks free entrance week lasts until Friday 26 November…
We park at the lower parking at Buffelsbaai and run back up the tar road until the trail crossing. We turn left on to the single track and follow this all the way to the Whale watching point on the East side of the park. After checking for whales, we cross the road and continue south crossing the jeep track looking out for the left fork which will take us to the Erica hut. We admire the view and then take the single track down the hill, turn left at the jeep track, cross the road and run on the single track along the west side of the park following the coast until we get to Platboom. Here we turn up the road and run up the hill passing the Dias monument to the main road. We turn left on to this for 300m and then right down the hill back to the cars. This will give us around 11km
Rendezvous and start time
The park opens at 7am. The queues can be long so please arrive early. It is about an 8km drive from the gate to Buffelsbaai so we will start running at 7h30 am.
Park at Buffelsbaai lower parking – NOT Buffelsfontein info centre
Please remember your entrance fee:
Terrain & Distance
The route is a mixture of single track, jeep track and tar to stretch out the legs
What to bring
Water, whistle, a space blanket and your ICE information. It is nice to swim in the pool at Buffels Bay after the run so come prepared.
Please check the weather before you set off from home and pack the appropriate waterproof/warm gear. Cape Point can be much windier and colder and wetter than the rest of Cape Town
Please note that TMT unfortunately does not allow dogs on its runs.
Please be aware that our runs operate under strict COVID protocols even though now on level 1.
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Warning: Trail running is inherently more dangerous than road running. It may take place over uneven hazard strewn trails in exposed and often remote terrain where help is not always readily available.
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Our run tomorrow is ON!
Despite all the dire weather warnings, the weather in Cape Point looks to be overcast and windy with a bit of drizzle.
However this may change…
See you there!