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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
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This is the ultimate experience for guests wanting to get close to nature without compromising on comfort. Guests can usually choose to stay half board, with breakfast, lunch and selected drinks covered, or full board, with all meals and selected drinks, at the game lodge of their choice. All guests will enjoy luxury amenities; with unique touches to decor and layout that enhance their stay in gorgeous natural surrounds. Wildlife and birdlife is abundant in the areas the lodges are located in, and guests will often have the opportunity to get up-close and personal with the animals, without leaving the lodge. For those in search of the more reclusive animals in the areas, often including the Big Five, game drives are offered. Getaway and experience the beauty of Africa’s bushlife, while staying in supreme luxury at one of our many Game Lodges.