Enjoy the unspoilt beauty of one of the country’s oldest working vineyard valleys and pristine mountain fynbos, close to Stellenbosch.
Trails begin on jeep track, and later single-track, over ridges, through fynbos, vineyards and open fields. The trails are at high altitude, so expect changeable weather. You’ll be high up where the Hottentots Holland and Jonkershoek mountains meet to form their rough peaks and deep gorges.
The long route on the first day is rated as one of the most challenging, yet breathtaking, on the trail running calendar, as it winds it’s way through the Stellenbosch mountains, right beneath the iconic Two Peaks, over Botmaskop, finishing at Rustenberg Wine Estate.
Day two takes runners along the slops and contours of the Stellenbosch and Simonsberg mountains . There are shorter options, including an easy, 10km or 8km night run.
Jonkershoek Sky Run; 36km: 9am
Botmaskop Traverse; 15km: 9:30am
Night Trail Run; 10km: 6pm
Simonsberg Challenge; 30km: 8am
Barlow Trail; 15km: 8:30am
Rustenberg Fun Run: 10km: 9am
You can also take part in the mountain warrior challenge (Day 1: 36km; Day 2: 30km) or the Married Couple Challenge (Day 1 & 2: 15km).
Expect great brands, great speakers, great pizzas and great wines. There will be prize money and lucky draw prizes each day.
Pre-entries, available at www.4x4teambuilding.com, will close on 28 August at 12am. You can also enter on race day.