The Leopard Run is a three day trail run through the remote Kouga Mountains in the heart of the Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve. Expect technical mountain running, hearty food sourced from the local Baviaans farms and a long weekend without the distractions of technology.
Leopard Run – Covid-19 Policy
The 2022 Leopard run event will be capped at 50 participants on site in the tented village with the option of alternative accommodation on the neighbouring guest farms to keep it Covid friendly and create a unique and boutique atmosphere.
We will offer a 95% refund on your entry up to 1 September 2022, when the final call will be made as to if the event can take place within Government regulations at that point. Please note that our normal refund policy will be in place for any other cancellation scenarios, the 95% refund will only be paid out if the event can’t be held due to Government Regulations.
We are looking forward to sharing this tranquil wilderness space with you come October.
Entries Are Open
14 - 16 October 2022
14 - 16 October 2022
Run the Leopard Trail; a beautiful track through the remote Kouga Mountains where the extent of your concerns with the modern world is the battery life of your GPS running watch. The three day trail run boasts a hippy vibe, with hearty South African meals prepared from locally produce setting the tone for a long weekend of eco-friendly living.
The weekend will kick off with a prologue, which can be undertaken from 8am to 4pm on the Friday. The 10 kilometre long prologue or “kloofing” route requires swimming and a scramble or two in order to reach the Cedar Falls waterfall and fill your Leopard Run bottle.
Stage 1, which takes place on the Saturday, is the big mountain day. 34 kilometres of scintillating mountain running through diverse landscapes of high passes and narrow gullies awaits the Leopard Run adventurers.
The third and final stage, on the Sunday, the flow of mountain meadows day, features a 23 kilometre long route; the option of a further kilometre of scenic detours. It provides a fitting end to the weekend’s mountain running with a mix of easily traversable and technical trails.
Come immerse yourself in the ancient landscapes and warm hospitality of the Baviaanskloof. Come run the Leopard Run and follow the spoor!