Cape Town is among the most spectacular city settings in the world. The city 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. There is a great variety of running in Cape Town owing to the sea, mountains, and beautiful parks. If you’d like to have an in-person guided running experience in Cape Town, we highly recommend our friends at Go! Running Tours.
The best places to run in Cape Town include Lions Head in Table Mountain Park, several seaside and beach runs, botanical gardens, parks, and a ‘runseeing’ tour of the historic city. The safest and best areas for running are in the Green Point, V&A, and Seapoint neighborhoods. For those who like hills, the run to Chapmans Peak offers a challenge and great views! See also our separate running guide for Stellenbosch, just 50 km east of Cape Town, in the heart of the Cape Winelands.
Transit options in Cape Town includes the MyCiTi bus service and taxis (metered & minibus). Note on Safety: Locals recommend using caution in the City Bowl (downtown) area of Cape Town. Green Point, V&A, and Seapoint are the safest in Cape Town and have great running.