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Global Adventure

South Africa






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Run Wild in South Africa

From rugged mountains to stunning coastlines, South Africa is a runner’s playground! As you explore iconic landscapes like Table Mountain and Cape Point, you'll also savor local fare from across the continent, dancing and drumming - and dive into adventures like surfing ziplining, a 216 meter high skywalk - walk with penguins, swim with seals and immerse yourself on a 4 night Big 5 African Safari.

Join us for a multi-day journey that combines the best of running, culture, and adventure in the heart of South Africa.


  • 8 trail runs and hikes (5-12km)
  • Afternoon cultural activities
  • Expert local guides, photographer, videographer and medic!
  • Hotels, meals, and local transport included!
  • International flight not included

"'re guaranteed to leave with tired legs and a full heart."

- 2022 Global Adventurer

Meet Your Host Country: South Africa

Nestled at the southern tip of the African continent, South Africa boasts some of the best coastlines, mountains, and wines in the world! From the vibrant city life in Cape Town to the awe-inspiring Table Mountain up above. From the sandy beaches to the wild African safari, South Africa offers a diverse range of experiences.

Diversity is central to South Africa epitomized by having three capital cities, and eleven national languages - with five included in the national anthem. There are six floral kingdoms that cover the entire planet, the smallest by far covers the south western corner of South Africa, where our Global Adventure traverses. Occupying just half a percent of the African continent’s surface, but supporting twenty percent of its plant life, it truly embodies its reputation as a biodiversity hotspot.


Pretoria, Cape Town, and Bloemfontein


11 official languages, including English


South African Rand


72° / 56° in the Spring


Rugged coasts and wild African bush


Nelson Mandela's legacy, diverse African wildlife & world-class vineyards

The Global Adventures Experience

The Best Dang Team On The Planet

Tireless event directors, local guides, course designers, photographers and videographers, and a staff medic on call 24/7...we're all here to make your experience one for the ages.

Ask Us Any Question

Our event directors love to talk all things 'Global Adventures'. From travel advice to making sure a trip meets your needs, there is no question too big or too small!

All of The Fun, None of The Work

We've done the hard parts for you. Once you book your trip, our expert team handles all the details. From mapping out scenic runs to finding the comfiest beds and local grub.

Plus, we take care of that boring stuff like local transportation and even laundry. 

All that's left is to book your flight and call in sick from work ;)

Who Goes On A Global Adventure?

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Solo Travelers

connect with your curiosity

You can arrive solo, but you're never alone. Surrounded by like-minded travelers, you just may find your new travel companion — and a new favorite hobby to boot!

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Dating + Daring

Entertain novelty

You may be partners, but that doesn't mean you want the "typical" romantic getaway. You two are more of the high-adventure type.
Hop on in!

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Best Buds


When's the last time your friends have had an excuse to get away? If smiling and laughing your butts off while exploring beautiful destinations isn't a good enough reason to get together, we don't know what is!

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Turning a New Leaf

embolden your heart

Chin up and feet forward! You're looking for change or at least a week to turn your back on whatever you left behind. Escape, refresh, and leave with a new perspective.

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