In order to register for Big Five Marathon, all international runners must sign up for one of the tour packages.
Like all Albatros Adventure Marathons™, the Big Five Marathon is designed to be more than just a race. It's also about enjoying time together with family, friends and other running-minded spirits. Spectators welcome!
Cape Town is a beautiful metropolis - whether you're enthused by glorious waterfronts, towering mountainscapes, rich culture, or flavorful cuisine, you will be captivated by this South African gem.
18-22 Jun | 5 days | 1 500 EUR
Underneath the renowned Table Mountain lies the blue, frothy waters of the Atlantic and Indian oceans. South Africa’s southern cape marks this oceanic convergence, and during your journey we pay a visit to one of the most famous of the meeting points – Cape Point at The Cape of Good Hope. Other activities that are sure to whet your whistle include a tour of the Winelands with tastings (of course!) and various highlights throughout Cape Town itself.
Day 1 - 18 Jun: Arrive in Cape Town
After breakfast, we will leave Entabeni and start our drive to O R Tambo International Airport where we will check in for our 2-hour flight to Cape Town. In Cape Town, we will be taken to our hotel, Southern Sun Waterfront.
Day 2 - 19 Jun: Cape Point Tour & Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Today, we travel along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton, and Camps Bay to Hout Bay, a quaint village and fishing harbour with magnificent mountain views and beach.
Then we will continue via Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breath-taking coastal drives, to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point, which is perceived to be the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. We also visit historic Simon’s Town, a village with charming Victorian architecture, a naval base and a large penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach. Boulders Penguin Colony is home to a growing colony of the vulnerable African Penguin. Wooden walkways allow visitors to view the penguins in their natural habitat and there is also a new information centre.
We'll end the day with a visit to the well-known Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. The gardens include five of South Africa’s six different biomes and is world-renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape Flora it displays, as well as for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Day 3 - 20 Jun: Cape Town at your leisure
Today, everyone’s free to explore this fabulous city at their own pace. The tour leader will also host a city walk that everyone is welcome to join.
Day 4 - 21 June: Tour of the Cape Winelands (tastings included!)
This morning, we depart for the famous Winelands of the Western Cape, where we will visit several well-known wineries for tours and tastings while we bask in the beauty of the surroundings. We will also visit Stellenbrau Brewery for craft beer tasting.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Day 5 - 22 Jun: Departure Day
Depending on your time of departure, you have the morning or day at your leisure for one last chance to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Cape Town.
Taxis to the airport are available from the hotel (departure transfer not provided). Please note check-out time is 11 am.
Shared double room: EUR 1500 Single room supplement: EUR +375