Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Road Closures

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Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Road Closures

Know your driving-way around Cape Town during the race

Last Update 13 April 2017 

It's Easter Weekend, and the Two Oceans Ultra and Half Marathon is taking over the roads on Saturday 15 April 2017 - so we have given you a little heads up on which area's to avoid. 

Here are the starting times of the two races; 

  • 56km: 6.40am

  • 21.1km: 6am, 6.10am, 6.20am




Main Road: Newlands

Between Klipper Rd and Letterstedt Road, Claremont

3.30am – 6.45am

Protea Road

Between Main Road and the M3

NB: There will be no access to the M3 via Protea Road & Newlands Road


5.30am – 6.45am

Paradise Road

Protea Road to Edinburgh Drive

5.30am – 6.45am

M3 Southbound

From Princess Anne Ave to Ladies Mile

5.30am – 8am

Kendal Road

Between Spaanschemat River Road & Edison Road

5.30am – 8am

Spaanschemat River Road

From Doorddrift Road to Ladies Mile Extension


5.30am – 8am

Ladies Mile Extension

Between Spaanschemat River Road & Constantia Main Road

6am – 8.30am

Parish Road

From Constantia Main Road to Southern Cross Drive

6.15am – 8.30am

Southern Cross Drive

From Brommersvlei Rd to Rhodes Drive

6.15am – 9am

Main Road: Newlands to Plumstead both carriageways

From Letterstedt Rd to Gabriel Rd

Athletes will be moved from both sides of the road to the left at Gabriel Road

5.30am – 7.15am

Main Road: Plumstead to Muizenberg

Gabriel Rd to Atalantic Rd - Southbound lane (direction Muizenberg) closed, traffic diverted over Boyes Drive

6.30am – 8.15am

Main Road: Muizenberg to Fish Hoek

Motorists travelling south & north will be diverted over Ou Kaapse Weg. Traffic travelling to and from Kommetjie / Simonstown Roads through Fish Hoek will be diverted via Beach Road

7am - 9.15am

Kommetjie Road: Fish Hoek

From Main Road to Corsair Way, Sun Valley, motorists to share westbound (direction Kommetjie) lane. Runners use eastbound lane. Drive slowly with caution.

7am – 9.30am

Corsair Way: Sun Valley

Kommetjie Road to Frigate Crescent. Both lanes closed

7am – 10am

Frigate Crescent: Sun Valley

Corsair Way to Dory Walk

7am – 10am

Dory Walk: Sun Valley

Frigate Crescent to Chebec Crescent

7am – 10am

Chebec Crescent: Sun Valley

Dory Walk to Dhow Street

7am – 10am

Ou Kaapse Weg

Both Directions: Expect Delays - Stop / Go control at Noordhoek Main Rd.

7am – 10am

Noordhoek Main Road

Northbound lane closed. Traffic to share southbound lane. Drive slowly with caution

7am – 10.30am

Silvermine Road

From Village Lane to Noordhoek Main Road

7am – 10.30am

Chapman’s Peak Drive

Chapman’s Peak Drive will be closed to traffic from 03h30.

Spectators permitted to enter from Hout Bay to the various picnic spots from the Hout Bay side only until 07h00.

3.30am – 12pm

Hout Bay Main Road

From Chapman’s Peak to Victoria Road Circle

Traffic coming into Hout Bay will be detoured away from Victoria Road Circle to Valley and then Disa River Roads. Runners will be on the southbound lane (direction Cape Town).

7.30am – 11.30am

Hout Bay Road

From Victoria Road Circle to Disa River Road

Totally closed to traffic.

7.45am – 12.15pm

Hout Bay Road

From Disa River Road to Constantia Nek

A convoy system for motorists will operate under the direction of the traffic department. Runners will be in eastbound lane (direction Constantia Nek) i.e. their left

7.45am – 12.30am

Rhodes Drive

Constantia Nek to Canterbury Road Circle

Both directions

5.30am – 1.15pm

Rhodes Drive

Canterbury Road Circle to Union Ave

Traffic may only travel south. Runners will be in lane heading towards Cape Town (their left). Please note: Kirstenbosch Gardens & Restaurant will be accessible to the public

6.30am – 1.15pm

M3 – Union Avenue

Rhodes Drive/Newlands Ave to UCT

Left lane will be coned off for athletes, right lane will remain open at all times for motorists travelling towards Cape Town. Please drive cautiously. Please note – Rhodes Memorial Restaurant will be accessible to the public

6.30am – 2pm

Princess Anne Avenue

Access to and from M3 Northbound closed. Rhodes Memorial will be accessible to the public

6.30am – 2pm

Spectators to please obey all officials and marshals and be aware of traffic when supporting the runners. Do not stand in roadways where vehicles are travelling.

Traffic proceeding to the City from the False Bay Areas should either travel before 7am, after 9.15am or use Ou Kaapse Weg which will have a Stop/Go control for both vehicles and runners between 7.30am and 10am.

Please avoid parking in these areas:

  • Main Road between Klipper and San Souci Roads

  • Protea Road from the Main Road to Edinburgh Drive (M3)

  • Main Road from Atlantic Road, Muizenberg through St James and Kalk Bay until the police station just past Clovelly Road in Fish Hoek.

  • Kommetjie Road from 17th Avenue through to the Fish Hoek Circle at Main Road (runners will be running towards Sun Valley facing the traffic within one lane which will be coned off).

  • Sun Valley: Frigate Crescent between Corsair Way and Dory Walk; Dory Walk between Frigate and Chebec Crescents; and Chebec Crescent from Dory Walk to Frigate Crescent.


  • Traffic from Hout Bay will be directed in via Pagasvlei Road and Spaanschemat River Road to the M3 and Constantia Road and then to Claremont and Wynberg via Alphen hill Road (Victoria Hospital) between 5.30am and

  • Traffic to Hout Bay will be directed from Edison Road and Ladies Mile Roads to Spaanschemat River Road and Pagasvlei Road to Constantia Road between 5.30am and

Please note that the M3 Northbound Carriageway right lane between Rhodes Drive and UCT will remain open to traffic for the duration of the event.

By Tarina Meiring


For more information on the race - have a look at our Two Oceans Marathon event


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