AFRICANX TRAILRUN 1-Day XPERIENCE / Paul Cluver Wines, Grabouw (Western Cape)

Renowned for its world class wines that reflect the uniqueness of the Elgin Valley, Paul Cluver Wines will host the Race Village of the exciting AFRICANX TRAILRUN 1-Day XPERIENCE.

Situated less than an hour’s drive from the Cape Town International Airport, not only is Paul Cluver Wines easily accessible and perfect for Capetonians that would like to enjoy a day out on the trails, it’s also convenient for trail runners that will be travelling from outside of Cape Town.

The 1-Day XPERIENCE is the perfect introduction to AFRICANX TRAILRUN. Taking the format of an “individual entry” event (not teams of two), runners can look forward to the experiencing some of the Western Cape’s most iconic trails combined with spectacular views, mouth-watering food, a relaxed atmosphere and great vibe!


 Date: 17 September 2022
Venue: Paul Cluver Estate Wines, N2, Kromco Turn off, De Rust Estate, Grabouw, 7160
Start Times & Venues: 42km: 08h00

24km: 08h30

12km: 09h00

6km: 09h30

Entries Open: 05 May 2022
Entries Close: 15 September 2022

**All entries received by Friday 09 September will receive a personalised race number! **

 Entry Includes:
  • Technical Event Tee (12km, 24km and 42km ONLY)
  • Finisher medal
  • Race village
  • Chill area
  • Live music 
  • Fully stocked waterpoints
  • Awesome goody bag
  • Exclusive access to trails
  • Trail fees
  • Full medical support
  • Well marked trails 
  • True AFRICANX experience
  • Discount voucher from Paul Cluver to redeem at the Tasting Centre or online


Refunds are permissible, based on medical grounds only, until 30 July 2022. An administration fee of 10% will be applicable

Roll-Overs are permissible, based on medical grounds only, up to 1 month prior to the event (17 August 2022). An administration fee of R250 per person is applicable. Please note the following conditions regarding Roll-Overs apply:

Participants will be liable for any change in entry fee from one year to the next
Roll-Overs are valid for ONE year only. If the participant does not, for any reason, participate in the event in the year they have entered for or the year there after their entry fee will NOT be refunded
The event organisers are entitled to make venue and/or date changes and will not be held liable for roll-over entries that cannot be used as a result.

Substitutions are permissible however, an administration fee of R250 per person. Substitutions are only available online, please use your ID number and login to complete the process.


Spring at Paul Cluver is a magnificent time of the year with fields of yellow and green and the beginning of new life on the vineyards and fruit trees! Add that to the amazing network of trails that are usually inaccessible to the public, and you have a trail runner’s dream! So get your friends and family together and come and soak up all the Estate has to offer!

We asked our Route Designer & Manager, Afred Thorpe for some inside info into this year’s routes… read below to see what he has to say!


A great family friendly route mainly on farm roads, including some smooth single track. Approximately 120m elevation gain.

Terrain: Jeep Track & Single Track

Description: A little more elevation gain than your average parkrun and enough single track to give you a taste of what trail running is all about

What is iconic about this route? Reflections on the dam wall with panoramic views of the valley.

Who can enter this distance? Must you be fit and/or experienced? Anyone and everyone can enter this event but save your energy for the climb at 4km.


An entry level route on farm roads and non technical single track. Approximately 350m total elevation gain.

Terrain: Jeep Track & Single Track

Description: This route shows off the best of Paul Cluver. Expect a good mix of single track and jeep track. You’ll be running with the 24km and 42km runners on the second half of the trail, so watch out for those goats flying down the single track.

What is iconic about this route? Joining up with the other two distances will bring a great vibe to the party and will motivate you to give that little extra on the way back to the finish.

Who can enter this distance? Must you be fit and/or experienced? It’s the trail running starter pack. Step out of that 5km comfort zone and step up to the challenge.


A good mix of smooth runnable sections, challenging climbs and more technical single track. Approximately 650m total elevation gain.

Terrain: Jeep Track & Single Track

Description: It’s the best of both worlds. You get to enjoy a lot of single track with the 42km runners, but without that extra couple of hours on your legs.

What is iconic about this route? Running through the orchards and hitting single track at the top of the climb (halfway), with the mountain vistas leaving you breathless.

Who can enter this distance? Must you be fit and/or experienced? To enjoy this route to its fullest, you need to be fit, have had the proper training and have the correct gear.


A more challenging, mountainous route with bigger climbs and technical sections, with smoother, flowing sections inbetween. Aimed at the more experienced trail runner, this route will be challenging yet rewarding! Approximately 1250m total elevation gain.

Terrain: Jeep Track & Single Track

Description: This route features all the cool spots on Paul Cluver. Look forward to experiencing fresh single track and hugging the mountain all the way back before joining the other distances on your way down to the finish.

What is iconic about this route? A big part of the climb from 19km-26km is on single track.

Who can enter this distance? Must you be fit and/or experienced? You need to show some grit. There’s no easy way out when the going gets tough. Trail experience is highly recommended!