Comrades Marathon

This is it – Ziyasha! It’s happening!

We are proud to be the Official Travel Partner for Comrades Marathon. Since 1983 we have been bringing runners and their supporters to KwaZulu-Natal for the Comrades Marathon. Our staff care, some are runners themselves and so they understand the runners needs and take pride in giving 100% service. This is backed by the fact that we have a high number of repeat clients -in this ever increasing competitive industry that shows we offer something very special.

We offer stress free travel packages including FLIGHTS, ACCOMMODATION, AIRPORT/EXPO AND RACE TRANSFERS.

For the 96th Comrades we will spend Friday and Sunday nights in Durban and Saturday night in Pietermaritzburg. Therefore we continue to offer the PERFECT Comrades weekend travel package.

Date: June 2024

Location: Pietermaritzburg to Durban

Pricing: Various.


96th COMRADES MARATHON - 11 June 2023
Pietermaritzburg to Durban - Down Run 90 kms
Start Time 05h30 / Finish Time 17h30

This is it – Ziyasha! It’s happening!

Comrades Ultra Marathon is iconic and arguably the Ultimate Human Race and one of the biggest challenges to runners today. The event was first run in 1921 in honour of the fallen Comrades of World War One. Besides the years 1941-1945 (The Second World War) and during the period between 2020-2021 when the race did not take place because of the Covid Pandemic, it has taken place every year.

Runners take on the challenge to complete approx. 90kms in 12 hours or less. Whilst passing through various points along the route within the specified cut off times, failing which, they are withdrawn from the race.  Runners are well looked after along the route with refreshment stations every 2 to 3km stocked with water, Coke and Isofit +, as well as various edible snacks such as oranges, biscuits and chocolate. The event attracts many spectators who line the streets along the way offering moral support and refreshments as well! The race is run gun to gun and there are various medals, depending on finish time.



Gold First 10 Men and Women
Wally Hayward Position 11 to sub 6hrs 00mins
Isavel Roche-Kelly Position 11 to sub 7hrs 30mins (Women only)
Silver 6hrs 00min to sub 7hrs 30 mins (Men only)
Bill Rowan 7hrs 30 min to sub 9hrs 00min
Robert Mtshali 09hrs 00min to sub 10hrs 00min
Bronze 10hrs 00min to sub 11hrs 00min
Vic Clapham 11hrs 00min to sub 12hrs 00min
Back 2 Back Awarded to novices that complete two runs consecutively 


Good running fitness and mental strength required. A qualifying time, finishing a registered marathon in under 4 hours 50 minutes, is required to enter. Don't delay this race sells out early. Visit Comrades Marathons website for more details. The route alternates direction each year. The jury is still out as to which direction is easier with pros and cons for both. Most Comrades runners have a preference. Generally, it’s thought the “Up Run” is kinder on the body and the “Down Run” has a more festive finish. Regardless of direction the race is filled with tough climbs and beautiful scenery. Along the way you will meet and chat to fellow runners from all walks of life and athletic abilities. It’s an emotional experience and rarely forgotten by those who have taken on the challenge. This is endurance running at its best!

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For package inquires and prices, please contact the office for details advising where you will be travelling from.