The Sacramento Trail is a lovely 8 km coastal run just to the south of Port Elizabeth, along the Sardinia Bay. Encircled by the Schoenmakerskop-Sardinia Bay Nature Reserve, this dirt path climbs over the green scrub of the dunes and offers up great oceanside views. Most runners start out from the parking area just off Marine Drive and head clockwise around the loop. For more mileage, runners can hop on any of the surrounding bridle paths or run for a while on Marine Drive – just be aware there is no shoulder on this section of Marine Dr.

The trail is generally wide and has good footing, but there are some sections where the surface is softer sand. It’s a gentle trail run.

Essentials
  • 8 km (5 miles) round-trip
  • Rolling Hills
  • Marine Drive
  • Marine Drive