Merrell Whale of Trail | De Hoop Nature Reserve – 2019

August 3, 2019

August 3, 2019

7:00 To 17:00

De Hoop Nature Reserve, Overberg DC, Western Cape, South Africa

53km - R3600
35km - R2800


Event Description

The Merrell Whale of Trail takes place on the 3rd of August 2019, from De Hoop Nature Reserve (Western Cape). Distance options: 35km & 53km ultra.

South Africa’s iconic five day Whale Trail hiking route is offered as a challenge to runners capable of embracing all 53km and 1900m elevation as a TRAIL RUNNING ULTRA, packed with spectacular mountain fynbos, technical rocky ridgelines, sandy beach stretches and endless, mind blowing, beautiful vistas all in one day.

Distance & Entry Fee:
53km – R3600
35km – R2800

Race Venue: De Hoop Collection on De Hoop Nature Reserve

Start: Potberg Nature Reserve

Finish: Koppie Alleen – De Hoop Nature Reserve.

Registration: 2nd August 2019 – 16h00 – 19h00 at De Hoop Collection

Briefing dinner: 2nd August 2019 – 18h30 – 20h00 at De Hoop Collection

Prize giving dinner: 3rd August 2019 – 17h30 – 20h00 at De Hoop Collection

Entry includes:

  • Permit and unique opportunity to run this trail
  • CapeNature fee for De Hoop Reserve and the trail
  • Paramedic support with 4×4 vehicles (excludes helicopter evacuation, or any hospitalization transport, which will be at the athlete’s cost)
  • Tog bag
  • Transfers to and from race venue to start and finish points
  • Water tables with food on the route
  • Friday night briefing dinner
  • Saturday night prize giving dinner
  • Meal at finish
  • Complimentary leg massage at the finish
  • Finisher’s medal

Entry fee does not include: 

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • Drinks at dinners
  • Personal race nutrition.


Mountain Runner Events

Tatum Prins - 083 449 0760

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