RMB UTCT EXPERIENCE
Are you planning to spend some time in Cape Town when you travel to RMB Ultra-trail Cape Town®, and possibly taking a safari to experience Africa at its best?
Runcation manages our official travel programme for the Event. Our UTCT Travel Programme is designed to bring runners closer to the Event and the Cape Town trail life, preparing them for their race, showing them our beautiful city and country, and making a positive impact on the environment.
ACCOMMODATION PARTNER THE PRESIDENT HOTEL
A stunning setting on the Atlantic seaboard, close to the action and providing you with the chance to mingle with other participants and with the elite runners. Shuttles to the race village are available from Thursday through Sunday for guests booked through the UTCT Travel Programme. This also Includes bed and breakfast in mountain and sea facing rooms, as well as apartments.
THE UTCT TRAVEL PROGRAMME OFFERS:
5 Night Ultra-Trail Cape Town Race Weekend: 23 to 28 November 2022
8 Night Ultra-Trail Cape Town Immersive Week: 20 to 28 November 2022
4 Night UTCT safari to Amakhala Game Reserve: 28 November to 2 December
Custom arrival dates in Cape Town and Bespoke safari packages can be facilitated to accommodate your specific requirements
In addition to the following options, there is the opportunity for those arriving on different dates, to stay at the President Hotel and enjoy the shuttle service between the race village and hotel. Get in touch at UTCT@runcation.co.za, let us know your arrival and departure dates, and we can make these arrangements for you.
5 NIGHT ULTRA-TRAIL CAPE TOWN RACE WEEKEND: 23 - 28 NOVEMBER 2022
This package will help you to have a smooth RMB Ultra-trail Cape Town® experience, with 5 nights at the President Hotel in Bantry Bay where many participants will be staying, including all the elite athletes. The Runcation team will collect you from the airport on Wednesday 23 November and will offer a shuttle service between the race village and the hotel. All your logistics are taken care of and all you have to worry about is being ready to race. Join a guided recce run on top of Table Mountain (up and down the mountain via Cable Car) and get a sense of parts of the routes.”On Monday 28 November you will check out and be collected at the hotel for transfer to the airport. For further details get in touch via UTCT@runcation.co.za
8 NIGHT ULTRA-TRAIL CAPE TOWN RACE WEEKEND: 20 - 28 NOVEMBER
Enjoy the full RMB Ultra-trail Cape Town® Race Week, and experience Cape Town with 8 nights at President Hotel. Check in on Sunday evening - the start of a special week. On Monday 21 November you will be collected from the hotel for a recce run of the Table Mountain to Llandudno section of the route, including a review of Suther Peak and Hout Bay sections, followed by lunch at the Chapmans Peak Hotel. That evening you will enjoy a welcome to the RMB Ultra-trail Cape Town® dinner at Gold Restaurant with a 14 course meal from across the African continent, and participatory African drumming and dancing.
On Tuesday 22nd, you can get a sense of the route from the wine farms while visiting Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, and walk parts of the route inside Constantia Glen wine farm. This is followed by a wine tasting experience and lunch on the farm. There will be the option of joining the Tuesday trails community run in the early evening.
Wednesday 23rd will see you on a Cape Peninsula Tour including Boulders Beach to see the penguins, and lunch in Kalk Bay. The day affords you a recce of the 100 miler route by car. There is an optional early evening run to the President Hotel from Kloof Nek, where registration will also be open for runners. Here you can enjoy pizza and a beer with fellow runners.
Shuttles to the race village for Registration and the start of your chosen Race is included, as well as a booster bag drop service during your race (offering additional support beyond what is included in your entry).
On Monday 28 November you will transfer to the airport for your flight home, or stay on for a South African safari. For further details get in touch via UTCT@runcation.co.za
AFTER THE RACE:
4 NIGHT ULTRA-TRAIL CAPE TOWN RACE WEEKEND: 28 NOV - 2 DEC
After your race week experience, travel to the Eastern Cape for 4 nights at Woodbury Lodge, Amakhala Game Reserve, with full board, game drives and a conservation experience. Here you are able to view wildlife such as elephants, lions, rhino and more, as well as wind down after an adrenaline-filled race week.
On Monday 28 November you will be collected from the hotel and taken to the airport for your flight to Port Elizabeth/Gqeberha with transfer to the lodge. You will settle in at Woodbury Lodge and have an afternoon game drive. The next few days will be focused on relaxation and experiencing the African bush and wildlife, with morning and afternoon game drives. This also includes a day behind-the-scenes to understand the conservation vision and successes in the region, learning about the dream to develop a mega reserve, connecting the parks and reserves into one. 3% of the price of your safari is contributed towards this exciting conservation initiative on your behalf. The tour ends on 2 December with transfer to the airport for your return flight to Cape Town, before your onward flight home.
This package Includes: Return domestic flights, transfers, 4 nights full board basis including selected beverages, 2 daily game drives, a run among the wild animals, a visit to Tanglewood Research Centre incl presentation on the Addo2Fish Mega Reserve, and a final evening farewell braai in the middle of the reserve.
LOOKING FOR A SAFARI TO KRUGER, VICTORIA FALLS OR BOTSWANA?
Let Runcation build your safari itinerary based on your personal preferences and end off your trip to South Africa with an unforgettable wildlife experience.
For further details get in touch via UTCT@runcation.co.za