About Us

Cape Running Tours has evolved from "ENERGY IN ABUNDANCE" we are a team of passionate runners and guides that would like to share our favourite runs with visitors to the Cape. We have gone one step further where we are also offering an early morning exploration run followed by a half day tour in the top sight-seeing destinations - this allows you to tour without feeling guilty that you are sitting in a bus and have missed your daily run. So whether you prefer an express run or the option of a tour to compliment your run we can provide you with this. We also have the option of overnight with activities - these can include running, cycling and having a swim. Experience Robben Island after the tourists have left for the day. Watch the sun set in front of Table Mountain and enjoy the unique sunrise or run through Cape Point at Sunrise past some Ostrich.

Founder Nicola Lockhart-Hendriks, can be described as energetic, sociable and knowledgeable. Nicola was first described as Energy in Abundance by her friend and inspiration, Mike Coburn, after she raced the Ironman on behalf of his Cycle4Leukaemia Foundation - this nickname has since stuck, and she takes this attitude into every area of her life. Nicola has represented South Africa internationally in triathlon and duathlon, and placed third trail-running abroad. She was previously sponsored by Contego as a trail runner and has participated in many local races including the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon 56km, the Comrades Marathon 89km, the Puffer Trail Run 88km and the Ironman South Africa Triathlon. She recently joined forces (and married) Patrick Hendriks, who has 17 years of experience in the tourism industry. He takes guided mountain biking and hiking tours, and has completed in the ABSA Cape Epic Cycle Tour and often features on the podium in his category for Trail Running.

Featured Guides

Lead Running Guide and founder: Nicola was first described as Energy in Abundance by her friend and inspiration,...Read more
Nicola Lockhart-Hendriks
Running Guide: Patrick is a lover of the outdoors and is happiest in nature where he enjoys paragliding,...Read more
Patrick Hendriks
Running Guide: Bernard is widely regarded as one of the most talented elite athletes in South Africa today...Read more
Bernard Rakadaz
Running Guide: Linda is an ultra trail runner by passion and a journalist by profession. She has been...Read more
Linda Doke
Volunteer Cycling and Running Guide: Jos sold his IT Company a few years ago and moved from Europe...Read more
Jos Balk
Running Guide: C harl is passionate about the environment and loves life. He has green fingers, so much...Read more
Charl Vester

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