Two distinct, beautiful running tours in Cape Town

Peter is from Scotland, however his daughter married a South African so he has spent a lot of time in Cape Town and South Africa.  On this visit to Cape Town he wanted to keep up his running fitness, as he is in training for a 10 mile race and then a half marathon in his home town later this year, so he contacted Run Cape Town – Sightseeing on the Run to organise two running tours, one at the start of his trip and one at the end.

Our first running tour took us on a total of 16km through the Cape Town city centre and IMG_3447then along the Sea Point Promenade to the Sea Point pool.  This is always a lovely route for visitors, even if they are not new visitors to Cape Town, as they get to explore some of the smaller off-the-beaten-track side streets and alleys of Cape Town, and as you’re running in the city it is so distracting that you clock up the miles without noticing!  And with a sunset like this along the promenade it’s hard not to just LOVE this run …

Constantia running tourPeter then moved out to the old, leafy suburb of Constantia, so I met him at his place of accommodation out there for our second running tour.  This time we ran 14.5km, some of it along the route of the 2 Oceans Half Marathon (along Kendal Rd, Constantia Main RIMG_3643d, part of Southern Cross Drive) and then to the beautiful old farm of Groot Constantia, one of the oldest wine farms in the area.  We enjoyed the beautiful surrounds and admired some giant mushrooms in the Pagasvlei fields… This is why we love running in Cape Town!