Puff Daddy Trail Run

img_5353-1Imagine running several days of single and dirt track from Cape Point to the heart of our mother city in Cape Town. This is not a race. This is a guided running experience. I keep groups to under 7 runners so you can enjoy your natural environment in peace and quiet and at your own pace. We will regroup often to keep the group together. We are not here to break records.

Views of two oceans are plenty while running through unique indigineous flora that cover a large variety of biomes. Accomodation is available en route to meet every budget and comfort requirement.

History:

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One of the first organised trail races in Cape Town is the 75km Peninsula Ultra Fun Run or PUFfer from Cape Point to the V&A Waterfront. It is run in August every year. The original concept was to cover the distance in the quickest possible time hence the most direct route was found. The PUFfer has a large percentage of road or road like running in it.

There are many kilometres of trail along the way which are often overlooked by the racing snakes. On the Puff Daddy Trail we explore the natural beauty in the heart of our city through several days of running. Typically we spend 3 – 5 hours on the move first thing in the morning. The afternoons are open for you to relax, recover or go sightseeing. We can accommodate the whole range of budgets and interests. Please discuss your requirements when enquiring.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Cape Point Nature Reserve

Start at the Southern most point of the Cape Peninsula. A relatively short but incredibly scenic day with spectacular views of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans and False Bay.

14km and 750m of ascent. 

Day 2: Kalk Bay to Hout Bay

img_5620Starting in the quaint fishing village of Kalk Bay we ascend the mountain via trails used by fishermen. The plant life is spectacular and varied on this day offering lush forests and open fynbos stretches of very runnable terrain before descending to the suburb of Hout Bay. The descent is steep but oh so much fun.

18km and 1240m ascent. 

Hout Bay has some great fish and chips for the best recovery nutirition.
A boat ride to seal island is an optional extra for the afternoon activities.

Day 3: Hout Bay to Signal Hill above Cape Town

A steep climb up above Suikerbossie to the top of Table Mountain followed by some fantastic running along the Twelve Apostles. Passing Grootkop we run through spectacular rock formations. We descend after seeing the dams on top of the mountain. The final kilometers are past Lion’s Head with amazing views across the city and Robben Island.

18km and 1200m ascent.

Final Thoughts:

View looking back towards Cape PointYou will need to provide your own trail running apparel and appropriate footwear and a hydration bag that can carry 1.5l of water and some snacks. We will discuss specifics with you closer to the time.

We typically start the day with a cup of coffee or tea and short route overview before we set off.

We provide transport from the finish to the start of every day’s run.

Total cost per person R 2000

Please send a mail to info@LeoRust.com to book or fill out a contact form here.

We look forward to hosting you on our next tour!