AfricanX opens up the Cape Overberg trails

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AfricanX opens up the Cape Overberg trails
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AfricanX opens up the Cape Overberg trails
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There are few areas as lush, and evergreen, as the Cape Overberg. Nestled between the Cape Peninsula and the Garden Route, there is a gentleness about the Cape Overberg, an idyllic country feel that allows you to take a deep breath, release the tension in your shoulders and find peace in the tranquillity of it all.

And what better way to take in this region than on foot?

The AfricanX multi-stage trail run provides you with the opportunity to do exactly that. One of the longest running events on the local race calendar, it is synonymous with magnificent trails, spectacular views, mouth-watering food, a relaxed atmosphere, great vibe and most importantly, TEAMWORK, this three-day stage race explores some of the most beautiful terrain that the Western Cape has to offer.

Nestled in the heart of the Houw Hoek valley, with its Festival Village located on the grounds of the majestic Houw Hoek Hotel, the AfricanX is an opportunity for weekend warriors to not only challenge themselves physically, but also allows for time to soak it all in.

Find out more about this incredible event here:

2022 ROUTES (2023 ROUTES TBC):


Distance: 24km

Total Elevation: 800m

Start: Houw Hoek Hotel

Finish: Paul Cluver Wine Estate


Distance: 32km

Total Elevation: 920m

Start: Cape Canopy Tours

Finish: Houw Hoek Hotel

The Queen Stage!! Starting at Cape Canopy Tours, runners hug the Groenlandberg on trails and can expect some tough climbs, technical trails and smooth running as they make their way back to Houw Hoek. Traversing some of the best trails of Moodie’s Meander, Oak Valley and Paul Cluver, it’s a demanding day!


Distance: 18km

Total Elevation: 670m

Start: Houw Hoek Hotel

Finish: Houw Hoek Hotel

A long downhill down Kat se Pas will warm up the legs into Bot River, but runners would do well not to overcook it! The waterpoint at Beaumont Wines comes before a major climb up to the spectacular single track that will bring runners back towards Houw Hoek. It’s a beautiful stage, but tough on the legs, meaning that drink waiting at the finish line will be well received.