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Leave the Couch Together #4: The Urban Trail

The Cape Town CBD is one of my favourite running spots. There is such a lot to see in a really, really short distance. With all the sights along the way, you feel like you’ve traveled way further than you actually have. This month LTC Together #4 took to the Mother City’s streets in search of adventure with some urban exploration.


We celebrated our partnership with Totalsports by starting off the run from the V&A Waterfront amphitheatre. With the backdrop of a beautiful sunrise across the harbour, we set out through the Waterfront and past the Clock Tower. Crossing the bridge over Buitengracht opened the door to the CBD.


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The early start was perfect as we had the City all to ourselves.



We made our way through Thibault Square and all the way up St Georges Mall. From there we crossed into the Company’s Gardens and ran along the avenues to the Planetarium for a quick break.


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If you look hard enough there are wild places in the middle of the city – we even found some single track in the Company’s Gardens!


The big climb came next as we headed all the way up Bloem Street into Bo Kaap.  It was then some fast-paced cornering as we made our way through Bo Kaap, into De Waterkant and back to the V&A Waterfront for drinks, snacks by Racefood and lots of banter.



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Some on the edge selfies were needed to capture the moment


Our next run will take us back into the wild. Stay tuned for updates and join us at the next Leave the Couch Together with Totalsports 🙂


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Have you tackled the Cape Town CBD on an Urban Exploration route? Feel free to share your experience in the comments section below.


– Peace


1 Comment
  • Tawfeeq

    September 13, 2016 at 1:40 pm Reply

    When’s the next #leavethecouchtogether run? I hope 24 September (Heritage Day).

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