The most scenic marathon in the


Saturday 23rd April (Easter Saturday) is the day of the Two Oceans Marathon. Reputed to be the most beautiful marathon in the world the route takes runners 56kms along Main Rd from Newlands to Fishhoek. Then across to the Atlantic side and return via Chapmans Peak, Hout Bay, Constantia Nek and Rhodes drive.  For slightly less ambitious runners there is a 21km half marathon and a trail run available.

This is an incredibly popular run so there are many road closures making access to the mountain in the morning difficult. (most roads have reopened by 1pm) Therefore anyone planning a hike on Saturday should plan ahead with refernce to access and parking.

Main Rd to Fishhoek and Ou Kaapse Weg are closed in the early morning. These roads reopen by 9.30 so a late start to walks in Silvermine or the Kalk Bay mountains is possible. Chapmans Peak is closed until 1pm. The good news is that although Rhodes drive is closed until 1pm, access to Kirstenbosch Gardens is permitted. As there will only be one lane open I would expect stop/go/slow traffic, but you can still get there.

Access to Table Mountain from the city or Camps Bay are of course totally unaffected.

Good luck to all the runners