Cape Town, South Africa is among the most spectacular cities in the world — up there with San Francisco, Vancouver, Sydney, Hong Kong, and Rio. Cape Town is famous for its harbor, natural setting in the Cape Floristic Region, beautiful landmarks such as Table Mountain, and superb beaches. The city centre, known as City Bowl, is the pulse of the Mother City, providing the lifeblood of the surrounding areas. Running is a great way to discover this city full of diversity, culture, history, and natural beauty. One important thing to consider, Cape Town is not flat. The streets in the city center begin rising as they leave the downtown “bowl”. There are a variety of different runs accessible, but the ones with the best rewards involve burning up those calves.
Transit options in Cape Town includes the MyCiTi bus service and taxis. The MyCiTi services includes linking the Airport to the Cape Town inner city, as well as all suburbs of the City Bowl and Atlantic Seaboard all the way to Llandudno and Hout Bay. Cape Town has two kinds of taxis: metered taxis and minibus taxis. Please note unlike many cities, metered taxis are not allowed to drive around the city to solicit fares and instead must be called to a specific location. Minibus taxis are the standard form of transport for the majority of the population who cannot afford private vehicles. Be warned, these taxis are often poorly maintained and are frequently not road-worthy.