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Outeniqua Quest 4 Day Trail Run

The Outeniqua Hiking Trail is a spectacular trail and can be conquered as a series of day walks or over a full seven day period, starting at Beervlei in the upper reaches of the Park and ending at Harkerville in the East between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay or as the Outeniqua Quest Trail Run non stop. This trail carves its way in the cool shade of undulating indigenous forest with rustic huts, a stop-over, for those endeavoring the seven day trek, or as an alternative starting point for those day walkers relative to the level of challenge you desire. The overnight cabins are regularly stocked with firewood. As darkness falls, the once blue sky, through pockets of forest, fynbos and different vegetation types during the day; now exposes a brilliant black sky pitted with billions of stars, buffered with the sounds of surrounding nocturnal activity. Perfect whether you are a stargazing astrologist, star-crossed lovers just seeking a romantic getaway or simply bonding with friends. For those who have love for the sea, this trail makes its way down to the coast where beautiful rock formations may be explored, photographs taken or picnics enjoyed. Sea caves are often visible along this portion of the trail and tell of the sheer landscaping power of the Indian Ocean. This trail offers an unforgettable experience sure to leave walkers reeling with euphoria. The Outeniqua Quest is a 4 day trail run on the 108 km Outeniqua Hiking Trail in the Garden Route National Park, Western Cape, South Africa. More than 100km of pure trails will have you traversing sections of the Outeniqua Mountains and the indigenous Forests of Knysna and surroundings while you are exploring the full length of the Outeniqua hiking trail. It is well known that there are a few very shy Knysna Elephants along the 108km hiking trails, you might just spot them in the distances between the indigenous trees…

A pristine and very special Trail run in the Garden Route National Park of SANParks, South Africa. Run on the pristine 108 km (normally a 7 day hike) Outeniqua Hiking Trail. No big gravel roads, only single track and jeep tracks for 108km. Date: 27-30 April 2018
Venue: Wilderness Hotel, Wilderness
Event Format: Solo’s, Limited to 100 runners Daily Distances :
Day1: Beervlei Hut to Windmeulnek Hut – 16,40km; Elevation gain 910m
Day2: Windmeulnek Hut – Millwood Hut – 32,45km; Elevation gain 1265m
Day3: Millwood Hut to Diepwalle Hut – 29,90km; Elevation gain 1303m
Day4: Diepwalle Hut to Harkerville Hut – 29,27km; Elevation gain 757m Total distance: 108,02km
Total Elevation gain: 4235m

 
Last update on this event: 15/05/2017
Event added: 15/05/2017
General Event Details
DATE:
Friday, 27 April 2018 - Monday, 30 April 2018
EVENT TYPE:
PROVINCE / AREA:
Western Cape, Wilderness
CONTACT:
CSM Sport & Entertainment
Janine Swart
Cell: 0836622022
Tel: 0836622022
E-mail: janine.swart@csm.com
Web: http://www.trisport.co.za