Pick n Pay Goukamma Traverse
A secret gem and trail runners paradise is the pristine and spectacular Goukamma Nature Reserve, a Cape Nature Reserve to the East of Sedgefield.
The Pick n Pay Goukamma Traverse starts from the Goukamma River pont on the Eastern side of the reserve and will take runners along single and jeep track. Runners traverse through ancient dune systems, pristine steep and flat sections, cool Milkwood forests and a flourish of fynbos giving spectacular panoramic views of the ocean to the south and some of the inland vleis and lakes to the north.
No water points on route, all participants to please carry their own water.
Strictly no littering- dnf if caught!
Great Pick n Pay cash vouchers, SOGA Organic buffs for the first 50 online entries & a 2 night stay at AfriCamps up for grabs!!
Medals to all finishers.
- Registration and start:
- Cape Nature Goukamma Reserve (access from Buffalo Bay Rd.)
- Online entries: www.trailrunning.co.za
- Enter on the day
- Sat 15th April
- Registration: 07h00 - 08h00
- Briefing: 08h15
- Start: 08h20
- Pre-entries R180 per person
- Late entries R220 per person
- R30 entrance fee for Cape Nature or valid Wild Card
- Running shoes
- Water bottle
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- tel: 072 949 3002
Registration and Start for Goukamma Traverse (18km):
Cape Nature Goukamma Reserve (access from Buffalo Bay Rd)
Finish: Village Green in Sedgefield
The Trail Start:
The 18km run starts remotely from the western side of the Goukamma River after crossing the river via a wide pont [GPS - 34°03.860 S / 22°56.529 E]. The Goukamma Reserve is accessed from east via the Buffels Bay Road, from the N2 between Sedgefield and Knysna.
To get to the trail run start, turn right off the N2 onto the Buffels Bay Rd and travel about 8km. Turn right into Goukamma Reserve- a blind turn-off to your right as you have the first view of the lagoon and sea ahead of you. Continue driving to the parking area near the ablution block and park. Follow the dirt road and signs to the registration area and river pont. Once registered, groups of 30 people at a time will cross the Goukamma River on the wide pont. The race will start from the western side of the river.