Sunday 28 January 2024

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - SATURDAY 3 February 2024: Annual Red Disa Run from Constantia Nek

Hi Trailers


The red disas have arrived early this year and are already putting on a good show, so we are moving our annual red disa run up by 1 week to Saturday 3 Feb.

We will start at Constantia Nek as this is the quickest way up and hopefully we can beat the hot weather predicted for later on in the day by starting early.



From the start at Constantia Nek we take the shortcuts to avoid the windy jeep track and walk/run up to just past the overseer's hut where we turn right on to the single track. Some good flowing single track takes us to the ash valley junction where those who want a shorter route can continue straight on, go along Hely-Hutchinson wall and turn right to see the disas at the bottom of the aqueduct. They can then return to the dam wall and make their way home .

The rest of us turn right and follow Smuts Track to the aqueduct junction. Here we turn left and run all the way down aqueduct/disa valley admiring the disas along the way. At the intersection near the waterworks museum, we carry on along the jeep track and turn left to cross the dam wall at Woodhead. At the jeep track we turn left and run to the junction to take us to nursery valley and back home along the single track and shortcuts

Rendezvous and start time

We meet at the Constantia Nek parking at 6am as the parking gets really full really fast. We will start running at 6h10am.

Terrain & Distance

A mixture of jeep track and single track. Distances estimated.

  • Shorter run is around 9 - 10km
  • Longer run is around 14 - 16km

What to bring 

Enough water for hot weather, appropriate clothes for possible misty, windy weather, whistlea space blanket and your ICE information

Please check the weather before you set off from home and pack the appropriate gear, water and food.

Please note that TMT unfortunately does not allow dogs on its runs.

  • Please carry emergency contact numbers in your bag or on your wrist/shoe
  • If you are not well, please stay at home

 Liz Brash

082 893 8617


Warning:  Trail running is inherently more dangerous than road running.  It may take place over uneven hazard strewn trails in exposed and often remote terrain where help is not always readily available.

Participation is voluntary and entirely at your own risk as although the organizers take reasonable precautions to ensure runner safety, it cannot be guaranteed.  To this end neither the Club nor the organisers personally can be held liable for any claims relating to inter alia, injuries, disabilities and death. Further any minor child participating in any trail running activity will be deemed to be doing so with the consent of his or her guardian.

 By starting out on a trail run you explicitly acknowledge that: 

1] you understand the associated risks involved and accept full responsibility for your own safety. 

2] you are medically and physically fit to participate and 

3] are carrying the necessary water, clothing and safety equipment required for the particular run.

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