Cape Town Marathon, 10K, 5K & Trails 2024

Nights
from 4
Date
20 October 2024
  • 10k
  • 5k
  • Marathon

Run Cape Town Marathon 2024, an Abbott World Marathon Majors Candidate Race

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 2024 is a world class event; Africa’s only AIMS Gold Label Marathon and an Abbott World Marathon Majors candidate. There is great excitement behind the event – a fantastic celebration of the cultural diversity of South Africa, showcasing what can be achieved when we unite behind a common purpose. Cape Town, known as the ‘Mother City’ has a long and well-documented history and really speaks for itself. There is plenty to see and do during your stay with lots of internationally acclaimed restaurants, shops and attractions to visit.

Marathon Tours & Travel offer 4 or 5-night packages staying at deluxe accommodation, located within the course limits and the heart of the city centre. Perfectly curated packages cater for runners and supporters alike. As part of our expertly created packages, we include invitations for you to take part in activities such as a welcome reception, escorted race number pick-up, warm-up runs, pre-race dinner, post-race celebrations and the Marathon Tours & Travel team on hand for guidance and support to help make your trip a fun, enjoyable and successful time.

Whilst in South Africa take advantage of the diversity of the landscape and people and explore. Make memories – it’s a country that you will not forget.

Meals Included

Meals Included

Daily breakfasts included and dinner on Saturday

Guide

Guide

Guidance & support from our team

Trip Extension

Trip Extension

Trip extension available upon request

Accommodation

Accommodation

4 or 5 nights in a deluxe waterfront hotel

Entry

Entry

Guaranteed Sanlam Cape Town Marathon event entries available

Celebration Party

Celebration Party

Post-race celebration included

Excursions

Excursions

Half Day sightseeing tour included

A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

Hosted on-site by Marathon Tours & Travel

Worldwide Events

Worldwide Events

Abbott World Marathon Major Candidate

Travel Package Information

  • Itinerary

    • Cape Town Marathon Itinerary/5 Nights/16 - 21 October 2024

      Wednesday 16 October 2024
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      Please note: this is our projected itinerary. As soon as the packages for 2024 are finalised we will update.

      Depending on the length of stay you have booked with us you might arrive before, or depart on different days to the following itinerary. The itinerary below reflects the 5 nights package. Adding extra nights is recommended, as this allows you the time to enjoy the city.

       

      Arrival Day

      Make your own way to the stunning Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel in Cape Town and check in for your 5 nights stay. The rest of the day is free to explore on your own to acclimate to the city.

      Thursday 17 October 2024
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      Winelands Day Tour & Welcome Reception

      Today we will head to the heart of the Cape Winelands, through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. Taking Helshoogte Pass into the Drakenstein Mountains, we visit Tokara Wine Estate at the summit of the pass with breathtaking views below. Enjoy tasting their Premium Reserve Collection before dining at the restaurant for lunch, where Chef Carolize Coetzee prepares a delicious treasure-trove of contemporary cuisine, inspired by the local countryside and farm produce. We continue our journey into the Drakenstein Valley and the Paarl Wine Route to stop at Fairview Wine Estate for a cheese and wine pairing and time to shop at the deli. Tour details are subject to change.

      When we arrive back you will enjoy a meet and greet with your fellow travellers at Marathon Tours & Travel’s hosted Welcome Reception and Race Briefing. Following this, you can enjoy dinner at one of the many fine restaurants or bistros along the famous Waterfront.

      (Breakfast and Lunch included)

      Friday 18 October 2024
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      Half Day Tour & Expo

      After breakfast, we will depart for a half-day sightseeing tour of this beautiful city including all the ‘must-sees” of Cape Town, which is a geographical and cultural extravaganza.  You will see Cape Town, from its historical beginnings to the dazzling modern shopping malls. You’ll also enjoy a cable car ride to Table Mountain where you will be able to get a 360 degree view of Cape Town, Table Bay and the nearby peaks of the surrounding mountains.  A stop at the expo to pick up your race kits will be included in the tour.  The rest of the day you will have on your own to explore Cape Town.

      (Breakfast included)

      Saturday 19 October 2024
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      Pre-race Dinner & Optional Full Day Tour or 10K, 5K, Trail Runs

      Enjoy a free day to explore Cape Town on your own or consider joining us for a full day on the Cape Point & Peninsula Tour.

      Full-Day Cape Point & Peninsula Tour | £ 135​ per person

      This is an awe-inspiring tour to the towering headland known as Cape Point. Magnificent beaches, breathtaking views, and picturesque coastal villages are to be seen along the way. The tour takes you along the Atlantic Seaboard to Hout Bay via Chapman’s Peak to Cape Point, Simon’s Town & the Boulders Beach Penguin Colony. A stop for lunch will be included with the tour. (Lunch included)

      Duration: 08:30AM – 5:30PM (subject to change) Minimum of 25 Guests (if minimum is not met, pricing is subject to change) – Cape Point & Peninsula Tour​

      You can also opt to participate in the challenging 46K or 22K Trail Run or the 10K or 5K Peace Run. In the evening, the Marathon Tours & Travel team will host a pre-race dinner at the hotel overlooking Cape Town Harbour.

      (Breakfast and Dinner included)

      Sunday 20 October 2024
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      Race Day & Celebrations!

      Step outside our hotel and you can see the starting area just 200 metres away. Following the race you will have time to clean up and recharge before joining us at a nearby post-race celebration.

      (Breakfast included)

      Monday 21 October 2024
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      Departure Day

      Unless you have booked extra nights with us or the extension to Shamwari then we will bid you farewell today. It’s not goodbye but instead we’ll see you next time as we hope you will join us for another Marathon Tours & Travel trip.

      For those joining the post-race extension to Shamwari Game Reserve we will have a morning transfer to the Cape Town Airport.

      (Breakfast included)

    • Cape Town Marathon Itinerary/4 Nights/17 - 21 October 2024

      Thursday 17 October 2024
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      This is our projected itinerary. As soon as the packages for 2024 are finalised we will update.

      Depending on the length of stay you have booked with us you might arrive before or depart on different days to the following itinerary. The itinerary below reflects the 4 nights package. Adding extra nights is recommended allows you the time to enjoy the city.

       

      Arrival Day & Welcome Reception

      Make your own way to the stunning Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel in Cape Town and check in for your 4 nights stay. The rest of the day is free to explore on your own to acclimate to the city until this evening.

      At approximately 6pm, enjoy a meet and greet with your fellow Marathon Tours & Travel peers at many fine restaurants or bistros along the famous Waterfront.

      Friday 18 October 2024
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      Half Day Tour & Expo

      After breakfast, we will depart for a half-day sightseeing tour of this beautiful city including all the ‘must-sees” of Cape Town, which is a geographical and cultural extravaganza.  You will see Cape Town, from its historical beginnings to the dazzling modern shopping malls. You’ll also enjoy a cable car ride to Table Mountain where you will be able to get a 360 degree view of Cape Town, Table Bay and the nearby peaks of the surrounding mountains. A stop at the expo to pick up your race kits will be included in the tour. The rest of the day you will have on your own to explore Cape Town.

      (Breakfast included)

      Saturday 19 October 2024
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      Pre-race Dinner & Optional Full Day Tour or 10K, 5K, Trail Runs

      Enjoy a free day to explore Cape Town on your own or consider joining us for a full day Cape Point & Peninsula Tour.

      Full-Day Cape Point & Peninsula Tour | £ 135​ per person

      This is an awe-inspiring tour to the towering headland known as Cape Point. Magnificent beaches, breathtaking views, and picturesque coastal villages are to be seen along the way. The tour takes you along the Atlantic Seaboard to Hout Bay via Chapman’s Peak to Cape Point, Simon’s Town & the Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.  A stop for lunch will be included with the tour.  (Lunch included)

      Duration: 8:30AM – 5:30PM (subject to change) minimum of 25 Guests (if minimum is not met, pricing is subject to change) – Cape Point & Peninsula Tour​

      You can also opt to participate in the challenging 46K or 22K Trail Run or the 10K or 5K Peace Run. In the evening, Marathon Tours & Travel will host a pre-race dinner at the hotel overlooking Cape Town Harbour.

      (Breakfast and Dinner included)

      Sunday 20 October 2024
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      Race Day & Celebrations!

      Step outside our hotel and you can see the starting area just 200 meters or so away. Following the race you will have time to clean up and recharge before joining us at a nearby post-race celebration.

      (Breakfast included)

      Monday 21 October 2024
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      Departure Day

      Unless you have booked extra nights with us or the extension to Shamwari, then we will bid you farewell today. It’s not goodbye but instead we’ll see you next time as we hope you will join us for another Marathon Tours & Travel trip.

      For those joining the post-race extension to Shamwari Game Reserve we will have a morning transfer to the Cape Town Airport.

      (Breakfast included)

  • Extensions

    • Shamwari, meaning “my friend” in Shona, is the pinnacle of private game reserves and home to the coveted Big 5, stretching 25,000 hectares over a malaria-free landscape, it offers an award-winning nature experience along with the largest concentration of wildlife in Southern and Eastern Cape.

      Post-Race Extension to Shamwari Game Reserve | 21 – 24 October, 2024

      • Three nights’ accommodation at the Shamwari Game Reserve
      • Transportation from the Radisson Blu Waterfront to the Cape Town International Airport
      • Airfare from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth (Monday 21 October)
      • Roundtrip transfers from Port Elizabeth to Shamwari Game Reserve
      • Three meals per day (tea, coffee and water)
      • Two game drives per day
      • Local beverages on Game Drive
      • Guided Walks
      • Visits to Educational Centers
      • All taxes and tips are included

      Note:

      Cape Town and Shamwari Extension: Flights should be booked into Cape Town International Airport (CPT) and back from Port Elizabeth (PLZ).  You should plan to arrive on Thursday October 17 2024 before 16:00PM to ensure that you arrive in time for the Welcome Reception. Plan to depart from Port Elizabeth on Thursday October 24 2024 in the mid-afternoon to connect with your international flight home.

    • Shamwari Game Reserve/3 Nights/21 - 24 October, 2024

      Monday 21 October, 2024
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      Transfer from the Radisson Blu to Cape Town International Airport for the one-hour and twenty minute flight to Port Elizabeth. Upon arrival you will be transferred to Shamwari Game Reserve for lunch. Snacks and drinks will be served just before departing for your first game drive (approx. 4:00 PM).  In four-wheel Land Rovers you will explore the expansive 55,000 acre reserve in search of lions, elephants, rhinos, cheetahs, giraffe, eland, buffalo and much more wildlife roaming through the hills and valleys.

      (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

      Tuesday 22 & Wednesday 23 October, 2024
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      Today is an early morning wake-up (6:00 AM) with coffee available before departing for your morning game drive. This is a great time to view many animals visiting the water holes and/or predators hunting for its day food. We will return around 9:00 AM for breakfast and spend the balance of the day relaxing by the pool, going on game walks, and/or enjoying one of the many spa treatments available. We will head out for our last game drive at 4:00 PM and return for our Closing Reception and Dinner.

      (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

      Thursday 24 October, 2024
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      After breakfast, the group will depart on their own from Port Elizabeth to their connecting flight home.  We recommend flying directly to Johannesburg (JNB) so that you can connect with your international flight home. Please note that your flight from Port Elizabeth to your connecting city is not included.

      (Breakfast included)

  • Packages & Rates

    • Guaranteed Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 2024 Entry 

      We are pleased to offer you guaranteed entry for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 2024 events. You can buy the entry from Marathon Tours & Travel if you also buy the accommodation package from us.

      Marathon Tours & Travel Cape Town Marathon Package includes:

      • Stay at Radisson Blu Waterfront for 4 or 5 nights
      • Daily breakfasts, except on arrival day
      • Complimentary WiFi
      • Full Day Cape Winelands Tour (Thursday) Please note: this only applies to the 5 nights package
      • Welcome Cocktail Reception (Thursday)
      • Half Day Sightseeing Tour including admission ticket to Table Mountain Cable Car and stop at Expo (Friday)
      • Pre-race dinner (Saturday)
      • Post-race celebration (Sunday)
      • Guidance and support from the Marathon Tours & Travel team in Cape Town

      Travelling with children or Extra nights?

      Contact us for a quote.

      Room Policy

      Marathon Tours & Travel’s policy is that anyone staying in our room block must be part of our package. If you plan to bring a spouse or guest, they must purchase our package. For example, if there are two of you, the rate would be the double occupancy rate (per person). If you purchase a single occupancy rate package, then only you are allowed in your room. To attend any of our activities, you must be part of our package.

      Note:

      Cape Town Package Only: Flights should be booked in and out of Cape Town International Airport (CPT) and should arrive on Thursday October 17 2024 before 16:00PM.

      Cape Town and Shamwari Extension: Flights should be booked into Cape Town International Airport (CPT) and back from Port Elizabeth (PLZ).  You should plan to arrive on Thursday October 17 2024 before 16:00PM to ensure that you arrive in time for the Welcome Reception. Plan to depart from Port Elizabeth on Thursday October 24 2024 in the mid-afternoon to connect with your international flight home.

      Refer to Extensions Section for details of our 3 nights post-race extension package to Shamwari.
      All prices are per person in UK pounds sterling
      Cape Town Marathon Package OptionsDouble OccupancySingle Occupancy
      5 nights from 16th October - Standard room£ 1250£ 1895
      5 nights from 16th October - Premium (Ocean View) room£ 1479£ 2369
      4 nights from 17th October - Standard room£ 995£ 1520
      4 nights from 17th October - Premium (Ocean View) room£ 1169£ 1889
      Optional Extras
      All prices are per person in UK pounds sterling
      Guaranteed Marathon Entry£ 135
      Guaranteed 10KM Peace Run Entry£ 45
      Guaranteed 5KM Peace Run Entry£ 25
      Guaranteed 46K Trail Run Entry£ 105
      Guaranteed 22K Trail Run Entry£ 99
      Full Day Cape Point & Peninsula Tour - 19 October£ 135
      Post-Race Extension to Shamwari Game Reserve
      All prices are per person in UK pounds sterling
      Post-Race Shamwari Game Reserve ExtensionDouble OccupancySingle Occupancy
      3 nights from 21st October - Garden Room LONG LEE MANOR£ On Request£ On Request
      3 nights from 21st October - Plains Room LONG LEE MANOR£ 3315£ 4210
      3 nights from 21st October - Manor Room LONG LEE MANOR£ On Request£ On Request
      3 nights from 21st October - Standard Room BAYETHE LODGE£ 3315£ 4210
  • Hotels

    • Cape Town, South Africa
      Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel

      Take in the beautiful waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the private marina at the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront in Cape Town. This seaside hotel is in the city centre and is near all the big cultural offerings. The striking ocean views set the stage for a memorable stay in Cape Town. Wake to the sound of gentle waves breaking in the background.

      The hotel is located within a mile of the start and finish line of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 2024!

      Eastern Cape, South Africa
      Long Lee Manor - Shamwari Game Reserve (Extension)

      Overlooking the magnificent plains of Shamwari you’ll find the exquisite Long Lee Manor. This newly redesigned lodge boasts Edwardian styled suites and a stupendous rim-flow pool. Long Lee Manor redefines elegance in nature.

      In addition to the rolling landscapes, the extravagant Long Lee Manor boasts the original Manor House and offers several unique features that will keep you comfortable during your stay.

      Eastern Cape, South Africa
      Bayethe Lodge - Shamwari Game Reserve (Extension)

      Overlooking the magnificent plains of Shamwari you’ll find the exquisite Bayethe Lodge. Bayethe Safari Lodge offers guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in utter tranquility, surrounded by the rich vegetation of the unique location. This canopy paradise provides privacy and a feeling of seclusion with spectacular views of the African bush.

  • Event Information

    • Run the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 2024 with Marathon Tours & Travel!

      Run the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 2024 with us; Africa’s only AIMS Gold Label Marathon and an Abbott World Marathon Majors candidate. Our package takes care of you so you can enjoy the event, sightseeing and make the most of the Mother City.

      2023 introduced a new route, faster and flatter than ever before. Starting and finishing outside the iconic Cape Town Stadium, the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 2024 winds through the city in the shadow of Table Mountain along a fast route down to the southern suburbs and back to loop next to the sea and the finish line. Hosted in a unique city that brings the best of all worlds together, the marathon will enable runners from Africa and around the globe to experience the spirit of running an African Major. Set in the beautiful, international city of Cape Town on the tip of South Africa, it embodies the beauty of the sea and mountains of the Cape. Alongside the marathon (Sunday) the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 2024 weekend includes a 10km Peace Run, 5km Peace Run and two trail runs (Saturday); 46km & 22km.

      Whilst in South Africa take advantage of the diversity of the landscape and people and explore. Make memories – it’s a country that you will not forget.

      Guaranteed Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 2024 Entry

      We are pleased to offer you guaranteed entry for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 2024 events. You can buy the entry at an additional cost if you also buy the accommodation package with us.

      Race Date: 20th October 2024 

      Starting Times and Bib Numbers

      Although we are licensed to sell official entries for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 2024 events we have no influence over the allocation of starting times and bib numbers.

      Closer to the event we will ask for your expected pace and other details to complete the registration process for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 2024. The organisers will allocate you a starting time and bib based on the information you provide. 

      Race Rules

      All official race rules must be followed.

      Course

      The marathon course begins outside the iconic Cape Town Stadium and runs along a spectacular route, where 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, finishing back at the Cape Town Stadium. The course is ideal for athletes who aim to achieve fast times and for first-timers who want to finish their inaugural marathon.

      Time Limit & Cut Offs

      The course has a strict 6 hours and 30 minutes time limit.  The timing is based on gun to gun. Due to IAAF requirements the race organisers will be strictly enforcing cut-off times in certain locations. There will be pick-up buses for all athletes that do not make the cut-off times at the following points. Roving pick-ups will also take place.

      • Marathon – Cut-Off Points (subject to change)
        • 8:15AM – at 10.1km (Center Helen Suzman and Buitengracht Street)
        • 9:40AM – at 18.7km (Water Station 6)
        • 11:10AM – at 29km (Water Station 10)
        • 12:20PM – at 35.9km (Water Station 13)
        • 12:48PM – at 38.5km (Water Station 14)
        • At Finish Line: 6h30m

      Weather

      Average temperatures range between 17 to 20 deg C (62 to 68 deg F)

      Eligibility

      Marathon entrants must be 20 years of age and over

      Awards

      Everyone who finishes the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 2024 will receive a medal, ASICS Shirt and goodie bag

      Event difficulty

      Moderate. Fairly flat course with a couple of long hills

  • Registration & Booking

    • Conditions of Sale

      Please note we cannot sell race entry without accommodation package. Race entry is not refundable.

      If you wish to make any changes to your reservations, administration and/or service fees might apply. For our general T&C’s please see here.

      How to Book

      To make your booking, click on the button at the top of the page, ensuring that you select the correct number of rooms and types for all members in your party, plus all the required extras. When you book, we will require a deposit to confirm your place.

      Payments

      When you confirm your booking, we will take a deposit payment. Subsequent payments are taken automatically.

      Travel advice

      Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for South Africa’s current entry restrictions and requirements.

      Travel Insurance

      We strongly recommend travellers to take out comprehensive travel insurance with sufficient healthcare cover, including cover for existing medical conditions and any activities you plan to do.

      You must ensure that your travel insurance policy covers you to participate in running events.

      Guaranteed Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Entry

      We are pleased to offer you guaranteed entry for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 2024 events. You can buy the entry at an additional cost if you also buy the accommodation package with us.

      Starting Times and Bib Numbers

      Although we are licensed to sell official entries for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 2024 events we have no influence over the allocation of starting times and bib numbers.

      Closer to the event we will ask for your expected pace and other details to complete the registration process for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 2024. The organisers will allocate you a starting time and bib based on the information you provide. 

      Race Rules

      All official race rules must be followed.

      Security Policy

      Marathon Tours & Travel’s security policy requires that anyone staying in our room block must be registered as part of our package. If a registered client attempts to house a non-registered guest and /or invite them to attend any of our scheduled activities, the registered guest’s tour package will be forfeited and parties may be denied access to future tours. Please note that no exceptions will be made as this policy will be strictly enforced.

  • Seven Continents Club ®

    • The Seven Continents Club®️ (SCC) offers a unique opportunity for runners to run on all seven continents of the globe, as well as providing numerous benefits to its members. The club operates as a global frequent traveller club for runners, offering waitlist priority for high-demand events, early pre-registration periods for a number of races in popular destinations and tour package vouchers for money off international tour packages. What’s more, Seven Continents Club®️ rewards all its members for the extraordinary achievement of running marathons on each continent with their own special finishers medal and certificate of completion. Join the SCC today!

  • Abbott World Marathon Majors Age Group Qualifying Race

    • This event is an Abbott World Marathon Majors Marathon Tours & Travel Age Group World Championship Qualifying Race. If you achieve the automatic qualifying time for your age group, found here, you’ll be invited to the 2025 Age Group World Championship race (destination still to be announced). For more information on the Age Group World Rankings and Championship click here.

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