If you’re into running, you should at least run through the South African bush once. Zandspruit Estate, the enclosed private game reserve where the Homes of Africa holiday homes are located, is the perfect place. There are several running tracks around the holiday homes or in the wilderness area.

While running you’ll possibly meet several harmless animals like giraffe, zebra, kudu, nyala, warthog, wildebeest, impala, etc. There’s no Big 5 at Zandspruit Estate allowing you to run safely through the South African’s magnificent nature. Remember that you are in South Africa and that temperatures can be high during your run.

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Looking for a holiday accommodation where you can run through South African bush?

The holiday accommodations of Homes of Africa are located on a private game reserve where you easily leave for a nice run!

Our South African running tips

Don’t do long or higher-intensity workouts during the heat of the day. As a general rule, start your workout slower than you usually do. If you’re feeling good halfway through, it’s okay to speed up a little bit.

Wear apparel that’s light in color, lightweight, and has vents or mesh. Microfiber polyesters and cotton blends are good fabric choices. Also, be sure to wear a hat, shades, and sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.

Don’t wait until you feel thirsty to drink. If you’re thirsty, that means you’re already low on fluids.

Give yourself a few days to acclimatize to hot weather, gradually increasing the length and intensity of your training. In that time, your body will learn to decrease your heart rate, decrease your core body temperature, and increase your sweat rate.

Even in the worst heat wave, it cools off significantly by dawn. Get your run done then, and you’ll feel good about it all day.