If the recent weather conditions are anything to go by, it looks as though we are in for a long cold winter in the Northern Hemisphere, so why not give yourself something to look forward to with a sporting spring break in Cape Town.
March and April are two of the best months of the year to visit Cape Town and its surrounding areas, and as peak season is just about coming to an end, the hotels, restaurants and visitor attractions are less crowded, and you can take part in two of the most amazing sporting events.
The Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum Cycle Tour takes place on the 8th March 2015 and the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon takes place on 4th April 2015, so if you love to cycle and run in the sun, you could combine both of these world-famous sporting events into one fantastic holiday!
The Cape Argus Cycle Tour is a one-day 109km cycle race along one of the world’s most stunning coastlines. Some 35,000 cyclists take part each year, and it attracts professional cyclists, semi-professionals, hobby cyclists and charity bikers from across the globe. The Cape Argus is open to anyone over the age of 13-years (11 if on a tandem with an adult), but entries sell out fast (it took just a week this year!), so you need to register in September to secure your place.
After the Cape Argus 2015 you will have a couple of weeks to recover before the Two Oceans Marathon, so you could visit the Western Cape Winelands, do some training along the Garden Route, or even take a quick 3-day Safari in Kruger National Park.
The Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon has earned a reputation as the world’s most beautiful marathon, and as it covers much of the Argus cycle route, you will know exactly what to expect during this whopping 56km race! The event attracts around 26,000 participants each year, although many compete in the 21km half-marathon or 5km fun run – leaving the 56k’s to the hardcore runners!
So don’t let the wind and rain get you down this winter, stay indoors on your treadmill and spinning bike, and emerge just in time for a sporting springtime in Cape Town – we’ll see you there!