You got to run the Richtersveld

“I came back a changed person, all the trivialities of everyday life have taken on a new meaning, I leave the Richtersveld a richer person for the experience, a richer person for the friends I made and the people I met. Thank you everyone for an epic, life changing and humbling experience”. – Tracey Zunckel,about the 2014 Richtersveld Wildrun.

“It’s hard to really pinpoint what the very best thing about the Richtersveld Wildrun™ was for me. One would think the amazing, breath-taking rough beauty of the area would win hands-down… but on second thoughts, I think the warmth of the hosts and the people of the area, and the camaraderie of the fellow runners might just have snuck in and taken first place in my heart”. – Melanie Nijland about her experience of the 2014 Richtersveld Wildrun.

If you are a runner this is a run you have to do. Located in South Africa, an arid mountainous desert landscape in the northwest corner of the Northern Cape. Kloofs, high mountains and a variety of changing scenery that sweeps in land from the Orange River, the Richtersveld world heritage site is located in the heart of the Succulent Karoo Biodiversity Hotspot and boasts 40% of succulent plants that are found nowhere else.

Managed by the local Nama People and the South African National Parks you can always stop at /AI /Ais- Richtersveld Transfrontier park . Their brochure gives you a great over view of how to get there, the attractions & activities and all the places to stay.

But you are not one to stay still and relax, you are a runner and run is what you do. That is why the Richtersveld Wild run is what you need. Only 80 runners allowed with a total distance of 150km covered in sandy terrain with some heat, a bit of climbing and loads of remoteness. It takes place from the 2nd to the 5th June 2015. Check out the site for the ins and outs and watch day four of the Richtersveld Wildrun 2014 event It could change your life.

Cape Town is the closes point to fly in and rent a 4×4 from CABS car hire.