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Global Adventure

South Africa



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Run the Rainbow Nation

We're scouting a new destination for 2025!

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 and dive into adventures like surfing…or an African wildlife safari!

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


  • 6+ trail runs and hikes (7-12K)
  • Afternoon cultural activities
  • Expert local guides
  • Hotels, meals, and local transport included!
  • International flight not included
  • Trip #1: May 6-18, 2025
  • Trip #2: Sept 9-21, 2025
  • Extended length! 13 days / 12 nights
  • Arrive: Cape Town, SA
  • Depart: Port Elizabeth, SA

"'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 of Johannesburg to the awe-inspiring Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa offers a diverse range of experiences.

With a mix of stunning landscapes, including iconic safaris in Kruger National Park, lush wineries in Stellenbosch, and pristine beaches along the Garden Route, this country is a paradise for nature enthusiasts. Enhance your visit and immerse yourself in its challenging history by exploring the vibrant neighborhoods of Soweto, where the fight against apartheid was strong, or visiting Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years as a political prisoner for plotting to overthrow the apartheid system.


Pretoria, Cape Town, and Bloemfontein


11 official languages, including English


South African Rand


72° / 56° in the Spring


Rugged coasts and arid grasslands


Nelson Mandela's legacy, diverse African wildlife & Stellenbosch vineyards

The Global Adventures Experience

The Best Dang Team On The Planet

Tireless travel directors, local guides, trail runners, photography gurus, and staff medics...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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