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The Oyster Catcher stage trail run follows the famous Oyster Catcher hiking route, from the Gouritz River Mouth to Mossel Bay via the St Blaize hiking route along the Southern Cape coastline in the Garden Route of South Africa. The Oystercatcher trail is a world acclaimed experience, a lighthouse to lighthouse trail rated by National Geographic Traveller as “One of the Top 50 tours of a lifetime” with the BBC classing it as one of “30 Unforgettable hikes to do…” and the local Getaway Magazine rating it as one of the top 5 South African hiking routes.

The Oyster Catcher trail run is primarily designed for trail runners looking to complete their first multi-day stage race. The distances covered are manageable and the terrain is made up mainly of single track (hiking trails) and beach running, with some technical areas to add variety. Due to the sensitivity of the area, a limited number of only 300 runners can enter each year, so don’t miss out!


22km / 20km / 16km


3 Day Trail Run : R3200.00

2 Day Trail Run : R2800.00



  • Absolutely magnificent trails along the coast line of the Southern Cape, between Gouritz and Mossel Bay
  • Permission to use the private property
  • Free coffee at race venue each morning
  • 1 well stocked water table per day on route with all the goodies
  • Water table at the finish
  • Goodie bag
  • Technical Garment
  • Event headband
  • Bus transport for each day from the finish line to the start line
  • Lunch every day and first beer free
  • Medical and emergency services on standby
  • Finishers medal
  • Prizes for winners
  • Professional photographer



  • Accommodation
  • Meal package