Adventure Events

Merrell Whale of Trail in partnership with Cape Nature

DATE: 3rd August 2019 Merrell Whale of Trail in partnership with Cape Nature

Where: Western Cape

Start & Finish: De Hoop Collection, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape

Distance: 53km

Discipline: Trail Running

Entries Open: 1st November 2018

Entry Fee: R3600

Description: The Merrell Whale of Trail event, in partnership with Cape Nature, is the only opportunity each year for just 125 nature loving athletes to run hard on this iconic trail while treading lightly on the earth and has become a must-do for those who have already tackled the more conventional runs out there.

The 53km route takes runners on a journey from the Potberg nature reserve to Koppie Alleen in CapeNature’s flagship De Hoop Nature Reserve. The first half winds through unique fynbos covered mountains with expansive views of the Breede River Valley and mouth and then descends to the enchanting Noetsie Bay, turning west and winding along the rocky shores of the Indian Ocean, with a mix of sandy beach and coasteering trails with the shining white dunes of the finish area teasingly and tantalisingly in sight.

Bang in the middle of whale season, runners are left wondering who is watching who as scores of the annual migratory cetaceans continually breach out the water, spy hopping and waving their fins at the passers-by.
Last update on this event: 13/11/2018
Event added: 18/11/2015
General Event Details
Saturday, 03 August 2019
Western Cape, De Hoop
Mountain Runner Events
Tatum Prins
Cell: 083 449 0760
Tel: 0834490760
Fax: 0866141921