The enchanting town of Knysna is surrounded by the Outeniqua Mountain range, engulfed by indigenous forests and the protected 21 square kilometre marine reserve, locally better known as the 'Lagoon'.

The Sea 2 Tower is a trail run that starts in the heart of Knysna and finishes at the top of the Knysna Forest. With 3 routes to choose from, the Sea 2 Tower offers a variety of distances that cater for most fitness levels.

32KM - 40KM | 48KM

A challenging yet beautiful route. Runners will start off at sea level, wind their way up through the Knysna forest, before climbing a 6m steel ladder into the Forest Tower itself.

Finishers will be greeted by the Forest Rangers manning the tower with spectacular views over the surrounding forest, mountains and valleys.


The Details




3 routes


1,000m - 1,500m

Cut Off

8 hours

Check Points


Entry Fee

The 2020 Sea2Tower entry fee is R550

The Sea2Tower entry fee includes:

  • Marked and prepared route

  • Shuttle from the Finish to the Start of the race

  • Race shirt

  • Athlete bag

  • Race medal

  • Sweepers and marshals

  • 3 x Water tables

  • Full medical support

  • Finish line beer / drink

  • Donation to Knysna Forest Fire Fighters




Combined Route Map

Finer Details


Registration will take place on Saturday the on the grass area next to Sirocco on Thesen Island from 05:00 - 05h30. You will be required to complete the SANParks Covid forms and have your temperature checked before registering for the race.

At registration, you will be given your athlete bag which will contain your Race Number and your Timing Wristband. 

Race Briefing

Race briefing will take place from 05H35 - 05H50.

Race Start

The 40KM and 48KM distances will start on Thesen Island @ 06H00

Athletes in the 32KM route will be taken to Simola Golf Course at 05H55 where they will start their race @ 06H20

Check Points / Water Points

There are 3 water points on the route.

The distance between the water points differ depending on your route

32KM Route - 9.5KM & 19.5KM 

40KM Route - 8.2KM & 17.7KM & 28.2KM

48KM Route - 8.2KM & 17.7KM & 35.9KM

Mandatory Items

Each runner must have the following items with them:

Emergency Blanket | Food | Water Bladder | Cell Phone (optional)

Finish Line

Each finisher will receive a finishers magnetic medal, finish shirt and a boerewors roll.

There will also be water and Namedsport Hydrafit available. 

Tapas Restaurant is giving all finishers a beer when they return to Thesen Island. Just go there with your race number and you will get a nice cold one.


A shuttle will take participants back to Thesen Island.

It will leave when it is full.


Support / Seconding

Participants are allowed a supporter follow them on the route and provide any nutritional support.

They are also allowed to run next to their athlete. 

Award Ceremony

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no award ceremony will take place.


2020 Video and Pics