Merrell Whale Of Trail

Whale Trail Running event

27 July 2024

There's a reason the whales return to South Africa's De Hoop Reserve every year

Merrell Whale Of Trail

53km Ultra Trail Run

This is the Whale - Bold, Beautiful and Bigger than you think!

Merrell Whale Of Trail

35km Trail Run

All the Wow factor and vibe of the big race, just easier on the legs

Merrell Whale Of Trail


run the 53km route over 2 days, with 3 nights of fully catered, exclusive decadence for a maximum of 12

Merrell Whale Of Trail


Kinda Race, Kinda Budget Beach Retreat.
Full weekend of slackpacking fun

On race day in August 2018, an official aerial survey counted 1114 Southern Right Whales in the De Hoop Marine Reserve. That means even on its busiest day, whales outnumber spectators by 4,5 : 1 making the trail in De Hoop THE BEST land based whale watching spot in the world!


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