Located on the southwest coast of South Africa, Cape Town is a port city that lies on a peninsula anchored by the iconic Table Mountain and bordered by the Indian and Atlantic oceans. It is South Africa’s most popular destination city for tourists and businessmen alike, and there are many countless activities for visitors to enjoy during their stay in this fabulous city.

Robben Island

Rather than staying in your hotel room and playing a South African online casino game, you should explore the history and culture of the region. One of the most significant places to learn about the the country’s history is to visit the nearby Robben Island. It is here where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in jail, confined to a tiny prison cell. The tours of the site are given by former prisoners who can provide first-hand accounts of their experiences. It is both fascinating and educational, and provides the visitor with unique views of the Cape Town mainland.

Cape Winelands

South Africa is well-known for its diverse wine production and the Cape Winelands in the Western Cape is the perfect way to learn more about the production of wine in the area. It is also a chance to sample some of the finest wines in the world, all at very affordable prices. Enjoy a delicious lunch at any of the many fine restaurants in the area or picnic on the sprawling lawns of one of the many exquisite wine farms in this world famous wine producing  area.

Cape Peninsula

The Cape Peninsula  stretches from Table Mountain to Cape Point. It is a beautiful drive which can be easily completed in a day with many highlights to enjoy. These include the penguins at Boulders Beach, the point itself, Muizenberg, Simon’s Town, Kommetjie and hout Bay to name just a few.

Table Mountain

The most famous natural feature of Cape Town is Table Mountain, so a visit to this city is not complete until you have taken a trip to the summit.You can either hike there or take the cable car, you choose.  Once there, you’ll be treated to spectacular views across Cape Town and beyond. This is a fantastic photo opportunity and a not-to-be-missed attraction in Cape Town.

The Beaches

Cape Town has many stunning beaches along its beautiful coastline. One of the trendiest and most beautiful is Camp Bay, situated close to the Twelve Apostles mountain range. If you simply want to enjoy the views over the Atlantic Ocean, then take a trip to Hout Bay. This is also a great spot to enjoy a romantic walk on this beautiful beach.  Any of the beaches along the coast are fantastic for relaxing, sunbathing, swimming or enjoying water sports.

Sample the Local Cuisine

Although there are cafes and restaurants offering a variety of cuisine from across the globe, you should try to sample some traditional South African cuisine during your stay. If you want to enjoy a delicious meal in a relaxed and welcoming environment, then head to Bismillah Restaurant; they serve traditional Cape Town dishes presented in a contemporary way. For a sophisticated fine dining experience, try a meal at The Test Kitchen. The tasting menu allows you to sample a variety of traditional  dishes prepared in their unique way.

These are just some of the amazing experiences you can enjoy in Cape Town. There are many more activities and attractions to visit in this diverse city, so you will find something to keep you entertained regardless of your personal preferences.

It seems like I have been attending the Banff Mountain Film Festival for as long as I can remember. And it never disappoints. Sure, some years, the collection of international mountain movies is better than others, but it always provides a healthy dose of inspiration and creativity wrapped up in adventure.

This year was no different, in fact, I think this was one of the better collections I’ve seen.Here’s some of my favourites.

The Accord

Surfing is not synonymous with Iceland, but for the hardy surfer it is certainly an option. For those that live in this part of the world, there is only one problem, the wind. This movie has a quirky bearded Icelander playing the part of the wind and a group of intrepid outdoors-men waiting for the wind to play ball so they can go play in the icy surf. A quirky movie with some very cool (cold) surfing.

Danny MacAskill’s Wee Day Out

Danny MacAskill is a world-renowned MTBer who can pretty much ride his bike anywhere. Check what he gets up to on his day off.


Everything about this movie seems miserable, especially when it rains every day. In this movie, bouldering champion, Angie Payne, tries to climb the elusive, and very difficult, Poumaka Tower in the the French Polynesian jungle.

Young Guns

Nothing quite like a bad ass climbing girl, especially when only 14 years old. This movie takes a look at one such climber, 14-year-old Ashima Shiraishi, as she climbs out of her comfort zone, reaching greater and greater heights as she does.

Add to this some extreme free skiing, wind-suit flying, a cute dog movie and some fly fishing, and you have a collection of outdoor movies to entertain the extreme adventurer and couch potato alike.

The festival, presented by Cape Union Mart,  takes place between 3 and 12 November 2017. Tickets will be on sale from 1 October from the Ster-Kinekor website.


Banff SA 2017


By Alison Hudson

In a world that increasingly consists of flat expanses of pavement, hiking can seem like an intimidating pursuit. How can you get in shape for hiking if you live in a city or don’t have time during the week to get out on the trail? Here are some tips for people of all levels of fitness to boost their hiking prowess without having to hit the mountains.

In addition to improving cardiovascular and pulmonary health, hiking utilizes many of the body’s major muscle groups. Climbing uphill engages the glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, knees, and calves, while hiking downhill further incorporates the ankles, feet, and hips. In short, hiking is a full leg workout. Additionally, no matter if you’re hiking up or down, uneven terrain requires a strong core for good balance. If you want to tone your arms, hike with trekking poles, which help lessen the load on your knees by transferring some of it to your arms

How to Train in a City

Gyms have many machines that help strengthen the muscles used in hiking. Using these tools can be a quick way to get in good hiking shape – if you are the kind of person who enjoys going to the gym. For beginning hikers, a day on the trails can have an especially strong impact on the quadriceps, the large muscle group running across the top of your legs above the knee. Quads are used to bend, straighten, and support your knees while you are hiking. On long or steep ascents, your quads will burn because they are activated more than they are while hiking or walking on a flat sidewalk. To help prepare your muscles for the strain of hiking uphill, incorporate exercises that target the quadriceps.

The stair climber machine is a great place to start, as the motion of climbing stairs is pretty similar to that of hiking uphill. Another good option is the treadmill. Most treadmills have an incline function that allows you to increase its angle, mimicking the angle of a hill. Most top out at a 12% grade, which is less steep than most hikes, but this is still a great place to start. For either the stair climber or the treadmill, start with a 10- or 15-minute set of ascending. Don’t go too fast! This is a common mistake that beginner hikers make, and it can lead to both injury and misery. You should be moving at a pace that allows for conversation rather than one that requires a lot of breaks. After 10 or 15 minutes, either lower the angle of the treadmill or ease up on the pace of the stair climber. Continue walking at an easy pace for seven minutes and then go back to the harder angle.

If the gym isn’t your scene or isn’t in your budget, there are plenty of other training options. One of the easiest is to avoid the elevator and use the stairs. Tackle a few flights during breaks in your workday or use your lunch break to do a serious stair workout. Make sure you go both up and down stairs to prepare your body for the challenge of hiking downhill. Running is another exercise that helps people get in better shape for hiking because it often includes hills and it develops a strong cardiovascular system. If you’re just starting out with running, walking up any hills may make sense. For people with a higher baseline fitness, try running up hills; the increased cardio will help your lungs and body prepare for the hard work of hiking in the mountains.

A common mistake people make is training without wearing a backpack. Practice for success: if you intend to hike with a pretty hefty pack, be sure to walk or run or hit the gym wearing a pack filled with heavy items. Textbooks and weights work well. You don’t want to do this every time you train, but a few times will help your body adjust to the increased effort required when wearing a pack and will help you break in the pack a little. Another good tip is to wear your hiking boots around to break them in. It may seem like a trivial matter at home, but preparing your feet to prevent blisters is an important consideration. Blisters can stop someone in their tracks long before any exhaustion from hiking uphill.

Train for the Downhills

As much as hiking can be painful on the uphills, hiking downhill requires more energy. The extension of your legs on downhill stretches can be taxing on your quadriceps in way that the uphill motion isn’t. Going downhill generally utilizes more of the stabilizing muscles and tendons in your legs, including those in your ankles. Hikers are more likely to twist an ankle going downhill than up because of the additional momentum. Be sure to incorporate some downhill movements into your training to ensure that your body is properly prepped for the “easy” parts of your hike. This is where the real stairs become important, although in a pinch you could use a big box. Either way, spend part of your workout walking down sets of stairs or doing step downs off of a large box at the gym.


It’s amazing how much hiking is about mental ability over physical ability. For most trails and most people, if you have the tenacity to keep going, you will get through the hike in one piece. It may take a long time and require a lot of breaks, but that’s not how a hike is judged. A successful hike means getting outside and into nature, whether it’s for a half-mile, half an hour, or several days. You choose your goal and define what it means to meet that goal. Get out, enjoy the fresh air, and be proud of your success.


I like coffee. Real coffee though, not that dried out coffee powder I once took for the real thing. Many years ago, I discovered the good stuff and haven’t looked back since. Sure, it costs a bit more, but it’s so worth it. What has changed is how I make my coffee. My preferred methods up until recently were the familiar plunger, and the less familiar, but infinitely cooler, Bialetti. A few months ago, the kind people at More Flavour sent me an AeroPress Coffee Maker to try out. I have and it’s now pressed its way into my coffee production methods. I first thought that this was some new coffee making fad, but the 300+ page edition of the 2016 World AeroPress Championship shed a whole new light on the subject, for me anyway. Not only is it a very simple way to make coffee, but this easy method still allows for experimentation and creativity. So much so, there’s a world championship to find the best. Go figure. But what about the humble home coffee maker like myself, someone who likes a good cuppa but has no desire to be a competitive barista. Well, that’s the best part, it’s so easy, a cup should take you no longer than 90 seconds to make, and it’s good. How does it work?

  1. Boil water
  2. Place perfect-fit paper filter in filter holder. Attach to the funnel.
  3. Put in good freshly grounded coffee. I use three scoops for two smallish cups.
  4. Step 3. Flatten coffee out and pour in hot water.

(The instructions say serve at 80° Celsius, but the experts all differ on what temperature to pour. I reckon as long as the water is not boiling, it’s fine, anywhere between 80° and 95° C will do.

  1. Mix the coffee for about 10 seconds.
  2. Now the fun part, and where the AeroPress gets its name from. You slowly press down the airtight plunger which forces the air down and the water through the filter.
  3. Drink up.

Easy and quick, I enjoy the AeroPress. It’s not my exclusive method of making coffee, but it’s convenient and its good results make it a permanent part of my coffee making routine. The lack of sediment in the coffee and the easy-to-clean apparatus are additional benefits. The kit is made from hard plastic and can be easily packed for travel without worrying about it breaking. When you wake up at 4.30am to be on the mountain at 5 am and you want a good, quick cuppa, this is perfect. As long as you can boil water, you take it with you on a day hike and impress your hiking buddies.

Looking for some reel action? Forget that Bourne guy or those CGI effects. For pure heart-pounding, hand-wringing action that makes your mouth dry with adrenalin,

PIC: www.thegalileo.co.za

The Galileo Open Air Cinema has the booster you’ve been waiting for – six action-packed sports movies, shorts and documentaries perfect for sports lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

The adrenaline-fuelled line-up kicks off with View From A Blue Moon, a surf documentary that follows current World Champion, John John Florence, as he seeks out the hardest breaks on the toughest shores.

History buffs score a double treat when Everest – the story of that ill-fated summit –  plays out inside the legendary walls of The Castle, one of Cape Town’s most historic venues.

Back by popular demand is Reel Rock 11 – the latest in this series of rock climbing shorts that promises to deliver yet another cliff hanger to the Kirstenbosch crowd.

Love him or hate him you’ll want to catch him, aka Lance Armstrong, as he climbs, stumbles and falls in the documentary The Armstrong Lie, which plays out in February at the V&A Waterfront.

For those wanting to combine date night with surfing, Blue Crush has got you covered for a snuggly night out in the beautiful Kirstenbosch gardens. (Date night tip: be sure to book the blanket and backrest option.)

PIC: www.thegalileo.co.za

And what better way to wrap up the sports selection for the season than with the South African premier of Trails in Motion MTB Film Festival –  a series of short films exploring the agony and the ecstasy that trails every bumpy mountain bike adventure.

Sound like enough adrenalin-packed adventure for one summer? Visit www.thegalileo.co.za to book your space under the stars.

Sports movie line-up:
Thursday 8 December              View From A Blue Moon
Friday 6 January                      Everest
Wednesday 18 January             Reel Rock 11
Thursday 2 February                The Armstrong Lie
Wednesday 1 March                 Blue Crush
Wednesday 29 March               Trails In Motion MTB Film Festival

Proudly presented by Savanna, The Galileo opens its doors at 6pm (Tuesday to Friday), 5pm (Saturdays), 4pm (Sundays), and the movie starts at sunset. Arrive early to reserve your spot on the lawn, hire a comfy backrest and a warm blanket and treat yourself to a delicious spread of food, alcohol, soft drinks and sugary treats – all on sale at each handpicked venue.

Ticket prices:
Standard: R79
Warm: R87 (plus blanket)
Comfy: R95 (plus backrest)
Warm & comfy: R100 (plus blanket and backrest)
VIP: R159 (Reserved premium seating, Savanna, blanket, backrest, popcorn and sweets)

Well done all Three Peaks runners and thanks to all helpers and supporters. It was a fantastic day out with great weather and  many milestones achieved.

Winning male: Andy Hagen 4.55 (5 Minutes off the record – this was his 4th victory)

Winning Female: Jane Wyngaard (16th overall) 6:40

20th Challenge: Gavin Snell (who also organises the event every year)

15th Challenge: Barry Washkansky (me)

10th Challenge:  Arno Lawrenz and  Andre Filander

5th challenge: Mike Els ; Paolo Denti ; Zuben Jessa ; Nazeem Dollie ; Garth Lary; Rodney Stein; Peter Johnstone

Three Peaks Challenge 2016: Results

Images: (All images by Petro Mostert)


Andy Hagen on his way to Victory: Pic: Petro Mostert



Gavin congratulates Woman's winner Jane Wyngaard

Gavin Snell celebrates number 20









Barry at the top of Platteklip Gorge on his way to no. 15




When thinking about competitive sports, mud is normally seen as an unwanted addition, there to  hinder or even cancel play. But not in Obstacle Course Racing, the hottest growing sport on Planet Earth? The Grind is a dedicated team of
Obstacle Course Race builders and race hosts, and their challenging courses feature a great deal of mud as an accessory to the numerous obstacles that will test competitors to their limits. Whether it is climbing ropes, carrying weights or just trying to cross an obstacle, the addition of mud makes life just that much more interesting!

The Grind is hosting the year’s largest Obstacle Course Challenge at Zone 7 on the West Coast of Cape Town on the 3 December and it promises to be a spectacular day for competitors and spectators alike. Obstacle Course Racing is a sport that combines fitness, stamina, strength, mental fortitude and a strong sense of humour: it is difficult to take yourself seriously when you are covered head to toe in glutinous mud, and are now attempting to haul yourself up a rope. But competitive it is: Obstacle Course Racing has been taken on by multiple sporting disciplines. From individuals looking to take their fitness to the highest possible levels to sporting teams looking to build camaraderie; martial arts exponents see OCR as a perfect way of combining mental and physical strength whilst endurance athletes value it for its explosive test of stamina and overall conditioning.

The Grind Race is not just for hardened athletes: with a range of courses on offer, everyone from 5 years old to (at a pinch) 104 is welcome to enter. The purpose designed courses include a 6 km Rapid Grind of 30 obstacles for initiates and the not-so-fit; a 12km Deep Grind of 40 obstacles for hardened OCR entrants and sportsmen and women; and a 12 km Elite Grind category for the seriously competitive athletes. Add to this the 6km Young G 30 obstacle course for 11 to 17 year old children, and the 1km Little G 10 obstacle course for children from 5 to 11 years of age, and you have a challenge for every member of the family.

It’s not all play: with R50 000 in prizes up for grabs, the Elite entrants will be giving their all, providing exceptional spectator value for those who complete the less demanding courses, as well as those souls who are there to watch the mud splatter and not necessarily get splattered themselves. The prizes are not only for the Elite, either: there are a variety of categories that will see people competing for everything from cash prizes to great Grind hampers.
Zone 7, Africa’s biggest and best Motocross and Enduro Track, will be a hive of activity on the day; it has been chosen by The Grind as the perfect venue for an Obstacle Race extravaganza. Close to the City, the course is spectator friendly giving a great view of the action, and it also lends itself to an after-Grind bash that will rock the dried mud off everybody.

Kicking off at 8am, the racing will continue until around 10pm. With music and live commentary during the day, and a live band for the party there will be no shortage of audio entertainment; and the sideline events are spectacular! A freestyle Motocross show with some of SA’s best riders; an  Extreme Air Bag Jump which exactly like what it is; Bubble Soccer – the players are the bubbles, not the ball; and Bossaball – a cross between trampoline, volleyball and flying. For the thirsty and hungry there will be stalls offering everything that mud-parched throats desire.

The Grind at the Track: an event to kick off the holidays in style; a day that will go down in OCR legend. Be there!

Full details of the event and how to become part of the action can be found at:





While the opportunity to time travel is not (yet) available to us, the opportunity to feel as though you have traveled back in time and to enjoy an Olde Worlde experience on board an authentic vintage steam train is,

Ceres Rail: : Photo: Wayne Nauschutz

and it’s something that should be on everyone’s bucket list.

The Ceres Steam Train, run by the Ceres Rail Company, offers a unique and family friendly outing that will see passengers sitting back in comfort whilst traveling through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Witzenberg region. The departure point for the trip is opposite the Royal Cape Yacht Club situated in Table Bay Harbour, right next to the V&A Waterfront.

History behind the Ceres Rail and the trains that make it all possible

The Ceres railway track, on which the Ceres Steam Train runs, was originally built in 1910, with construction being completed in 1912. After many years of active service it was later closed, only to then be reopened in 2012.

“Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) stopped operating rail lines such as the Ceres railway in the 1990’s because they were not profitable,” explains James Vos, Shadow Minister of Tourism and the member of Parliament for Witzenberg (including the town of Ceres). “However, because branch lines are a vital link with the rural areas, partnerships between public and private enterprise are now exploring the re-commissioning of some of these branch lines.”

Ceres Rail, one of only two steam train operators in the Western Cape, and one of only a handful in the whole of South Africa, run three steam trains – Jessica, Bailey and the Red Devil. Jessica, as the oldest of the trio, was manufactured in England in 1948, whilst the famous Red Devil is a one-of-a-kind South African built train manufactured in 1981.

Part of the Ceres Rail Company’s mission is to help preserve and promote South African Rail Heritage, which involves restoring and refurbishing old locomotives and coaches. The Ceres Rail trains are comfortable and include a dining cart which served on the Blue Train in 1935.

The Current Ceres Steam Train Experience
Lovers of train travel, vintage enthusiasts, sightseers, families, friends, and in general anyone looking for a wonderful day out of the city that is memorable, unique and fun will love a trip on theCeres Steam Train.

The train departs from the V&A Waterfront precinct and steams its way past vineyards, orchards, olive groves, mountains, wheat and canola fields. There’s even a bit of game viewing on offer whilst on board. Passengers can sit back, relax, spend time admiring the view, enjoy refreshments from the dining cart and leave all modern day problems behind whilst heading towards their destination in Ceres.

The picturesque Ceres valley is not only the origin of some of South Africa’s best fruit and wine products, but also one of the top tourism destinations in the country – and it is not hard to see why, with its breath-taking scenery, exciting activities (including cherry picking in summer and snowy visits in winter), and a plethora of indigenous fynbos.

Minister Vos says that the Ceres Steam Train, in addition to offering a great tourism experience in one of the most picturesque valleys of our province also represents the rebirth of our rail transport system – something which is crucial in South Africa. “Not only will it pave the way for economic growth, it also reduces the number of trucks on the roads, decreasing emission and fuel costs and improving safety. Many small town economies rely on tourism infrastructure to thrive and grow economic opportunities. Therefore this steam train service increases the tourism potential of the Witzenberg district,” explains Minister Vos.

Details at a glance:

The Ceres Steam Train runs every second weekend and the costs per one way trip are as follows:

  • Adults 13y+ – R400pp
  • Children 2y-12y – R250pp
  • Infants 0-2y – free of charge since they will be on laps

The dates for the remainder of 2016 are below:

Fridays:  11 Nov | 25 Nov | 9 Dec | 30 Dec |

  • Ceres > Cape Town departing 10:30am

Saturdays:  29 Oct | 12 Nov | 26 Nov | 10 Dec | 31 Dec |

  • Cape Town > Ceres departing 07:30am
  • Lunch at Ceres Golf Estate (additional cost: R150pp adults / R50pp children)
  • Ceres > Cape Town departing 14:00pm

Sundays:  30 Oct | 13 Nov | 27 Nov | 11 Dec | 1 Jan ‘17|

  • Cape Town > Ceres departing 09:30am

To book your tickets – book and pay online here: http://www.ceresrail.co.za/book/

If you have any inquiries please send an email to bookings@ceresrail.co.za or call 083 440 7868 or visit the website www.ceresrail.co.za


This October the annual Banff International Mountain Film Festival comes to South Africa, bringing with it films of adventures by ski, bike, rock, ropes and on water. For the eleventh year, Cape Union Mart proudly hosts the screening of the 2016 World Tour films at Ster-Kinekor cinemas in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria.

Cape Union Mart delivers the spirit of outdoor adventure and mountain culture to South Africa. This year’s World Tour features the best mountain films, showcasing amazing filmmaking talent from the world over to an audience that spans the globe. Cape Union Mart will be offering South Africans this opportunity, “allowing everyone to experience these inspiring stories that drive us to keep exploring the great outdoors.”

11 award-winning and audience-nominated World Tour films, selected from hundreds of Festival submissions, will be shown at each World Tour screening in South Africa. They include a mix of topics and styles that are entertaining, inspiring and thought-provoking. These films range in
duration from the intense-action packed, three-minute surfing video;Living Rivers – Surf; to the 40-minute documentary film, A line across the sky’, winner of the Best Climbing Film category.

South African audiences are also treated to the screening of an additional five-minute film: the winning submission from the Cape Union Mart Adventure Film Challenge. This annual film competition encourages South African filmmakers and athletes to capture and celebrate local outdoor and adventure culture.

The 2016 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is screened at these Ster-Kinekor cinemas:

  • Cape Town: Cavendish Square – Friday, 21 October to Saturday, 29 October 2016
  • Cape Town: Tygervalley Centre – Friday, 21 October to Saturday, 29 October 2016
  • Johannesburg: Sandton City – Friday, 21 October to Saturday, 29 October 2016
  • Pretoria: Brooklyn Mall – Friday, 21 October to Saturday, 29 October 2016
  • Durban: Gateway – Friday, 28 October and Saturday, 29 October 2016 (two nights only)
  • Port Elizabeth: Baywest – Saturday, 29 October 2016 (one night only)

Shows start at 20h00 and all 11 films are shown at each screening.

Tickets are available for purchase from Friday, 2 September 2016 and can be bought directly through Ster-Kinekor. Book online at www.sterkinekor.com or call Ster-Kinekor Ticketline on 082 16789. Ticket prices are the same as a standard Ster-Kinekor ticket.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is hosted by Cape Union Mart, in proud partnership with leading outdoor brands K-Way, LED Lenser, Deuter and GoPro.

Paarl will host South Africa’s first FISHERMAN’S FRIEND StrongmanRun, the world’s biggest cross-country obstacle race, on Saturday 1 October 2016. Strongman This is the first time this event, known as the ‘strongest race of all time’ will be held outside of Europe.

This rapidly growing cross-country-obstacle-race set on a long distance track including swimming, climbing and crawling obstacles.  Paarl Rock, the country’s largest recorded mass of granite and the picturesque Berg River are the location, and will add to the challenge and scenic beauty for this one-of-a-kind event.

Ferdinand Rabie, winner of the first Big Brother SA in 2002, has been awarded the three-year license to bring this popular event to South Africa.

“Last year, 12 FISHERMAN’S FRIEND StrongmanRun events took place throughout Europe, with over 80 000 participants and I was extremely fortunate to participate in the event in Nuremberg earlier this year,” said Rabie.

“This is known as the strongest race of all time, and after participating, I know why.  I had the most fun I have had in a long time wading through mud and swimming through streams in the biggest obstacles.

“Considered the ultimate adrenaline adventure and famous for its gigantic obstacles, we are expecting the first South African event to be a sell-out.”

“We spent two weeks with the European organisers to ensure that our race follows European standards,” he added.

“The FISHERMAN’S FRIEND StrongmanRun has created a new running category and obstacle adventure racing is the fastest growing sport for women.  Runners can enter as individuals or teams, grab your moment, dress up, it is the ultimate adrenalin kick,” said Julie-Ann van Niekerk, Clippasales, distributors of Fisherman’s Friend.

“We are excited to be extending this race outside of Europe, and that teams that have competed in Europe will be coming to South Africa,” says Ingo Pauly, International FISHERMAN’S FRIEND StrongmanRun Project Team.

There are three distances: 8km with 12 obstacles, 14km with 20 obstacles and 21km with 25 obstacles.  The South African event is the first to offer school learners the opportunity to participate in the 8km race.

Entrance is limited to 5000 over the three race distances. All participants will receive a T-shirt and medal and the overall male and female winners in the 21km race get to compete in the 10th anniversary of FISHERMAN’S FRIEND StrongmanRun 2017 in Germany.

To enter visit www.strongmanrun.co.za

Race details:

Distance Entry fee Concert fee with race entry Starting time Finishing time Prizes No of entries
8km R350 R85 10:10 3 hours Medals, goodie bags and T-shirts 1500
14km R450 R85 10:30 4 hours Medals, goodie bags and T-shirts 2000
21km R750 Free 09:45 5 hours Medals, goodie bags and T-shirts 1500


To add to the entertainment of the weekend, Prime Circle will head the line-up to the Build Courage event concert on Friday 30 September.  Tickets are R160 for adults and R80 for children under 13 and available on itickets.

There is plenty of fun for the whole family as well as a separate kids event for ages 4-12, which takes place between 11:30 – 13:30 on Saturday.


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