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Spectacular scenery and stunning natural beauty, adventures to be found around every corner, wildlife, culture, heritage & sunshine – these are some of the ‘must haves’ for any holiday check list.
What if we told you we have ticked all the ‘must have’ boxes for you? Not only that, we have found a particular destination that has now been revealed as the world’s cheapest Long-Haul destination too!*
You’re in luck because we are heading to the beautiful country of South Africa. Not only has it recently been revealed as the cheapest long haul destination for local amenities, dining out and exploring, Thomas Cook have also launched a route from Gatwick with fares starting at an incredible £599 return!
Now if this is not enough to whet your whistle, we have just the thing that will!
Your regular running route will never look the same again…
Two Oceans Marathon
This really is one of the world’s most beautiful marathons. Run over an extremely challenging route in Cape Town, the setting is extraordinary and makes the ideal backdrop for an Ultra Marathon. Ultra Marathon and Half Marathon places available.
Find out more about the Two Oceans Marathon here >
The Comrades Marathon
The Comrades Marathon in South Africa is the World’s oldest, largest and it can be argued, the greatest ultra marathon. With 56 miles including several large hills, the marathon provides an incredible challenge for any runner and is an iconic race in the world of long distance endurance running. This is a fanatic event in a truly fantastic setting
Find out more about the Comrades Marathon here >
If you think running through this wonderful country is anything to go by, you should try it with two wheels!
Cape Town Cycle Tour
The Cape Town Cycle Tour celebrates its 40th edition in 2017 so don’t miss out. This is the largest timed cycling event in the world. The Cape Town Cycle Tour which was previously held under the name of one of the sponsors, the Cape Argus is a cycling event held in Cape Town, South Africa during the second week of March 2017. The 2017 date has been confirmed as Sunday March 12th.
Why not combine riding the 40th Cape Town Cycle Tour as part of a longer tour of South Africa? Staying in Stellenbosch, Cape Town and Albertinia, you will enjoy wine tasting, training rides with local riders and a 2 night stay in a Game Lodge to see the Big 5.
Find out more about the Cape Town Cycle Tour here >
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