Tru-Cape Kogelberg Mountain Challenge in Grabouw

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Tru-Cape Kogelberg Mountain Challenge in Grabouw

Head out to one of the Cape’s most charming coastal villages for this annual family-friendly shindig

In an exciting new development, the Tru-Cape sponsored Kogelberg and Packhouse Challenge has moved to Grabouw this year. With a mission to highlight the beauty of the famed fruit growing region, the trail race will take place on Saturday, 29 August 2015, and promises much in the way of gorgeous vistas and diverse routes.

Heralding in the start of spring, the race route has been meticulously planned by Tru-Cape’s quality assurance manager and runner, Henk Griessel. According to Henk, “We will have a 21.1km, 10km and 5km route. Start times will be staggered with 21.1-km runners leaving at 7:30am then 10am and finally, the 5-km walkers and runners leaving at 11:30am. The route has single tracks and many Jeep-track climbs and descents but the stunning view makes up for the sweat.”

Not to mention, the lovely dorp is situated on the border of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, a registered UNESCO heritage site that boasts a range of breathtaking views as well as fauna and flora to admire, and is considered one of the Western Cape’s most popular holiday destinations. Better still, Grabouw is a mere hour’s drive from Cape Town, meaning that the fertile valley can be reached with ease.


This annual series of mountain trail runs gives runners the opportunity to see natural hot spots in a new light with a collection of demanding, scenic and light-hearted competitions.

For more information and to enter, please contact Petra van Rensburg on +27 (0) 82 776 8811 or via email on


The race will start and end at The Grabouw Country Club.









Do note: All unlicensed runners must purchase a temporary license at R30p/p (available on the race day and not applicable to the fun run). 


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