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Unlike other ultra-marathons, the 89km Comrades Marathon is run between two major cities along a well-maintained regional road and participants are cheered on by spectators lining the entire route. This gruelling race is run between Durban and Pietermaritzburg every May and thousands of runners from all across the globe participate. Both cities come to a standstill on the day as the race brings a festive atmosphere to racegoers and onlookers.
The Comrades marathon was first run in 1921 to honour the WW1 dead and each year the race is alternated, with the ‘down’ run beginning in Pietermaritzburg and the ‘up’ run starting in Durban. In order to enter the race, runners must have completed a standard marathon within 5 hours and for the Comrades there is a 12 hour cut-off. Organisers have the event perfectly planned, the entry process is slick, parking is available, refreshment stations are spaced every 2-3km and marshals are placed along the... Show more
For those who are a little adventurous and enjoy the company of other travellers, you can decide to stay at a Backpackers. Often having to share a room with others as well as costs, it is incredibly inexpensive. Often the best choice for those who may be just passing through or will be occupied for the majority of their day. It comes with the most basic amenities and is often formed as part of a bar or similar establishment. Not recommended for those who want privacy, this is best suited for those who wouldn’t mind meeting various other interesting travellers.