Kenilworth Racecourse is the country’s oldest racecourse. It enjoys a special place in the history and tradition of South African horseracing. The course hosted its first race 1881. Nestled in Kenilworth, Cape Town, the gorgeous course is a favourite with locals and foreigners alike.
This is one of the most unique courses in the world. It hosts world-renowned racing events and is home to the Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area. This is a small but valuable nature reserve situated within the racecourse itself. This 52-hectare area is the best-preserved patch of Cape Flats Sand Fynbos on the planet. It contains at least 20 plant species threatened with extinction. In addition, South Africa’s equine quarantine station is in the middle of the track.
The left-handed Kenilworth Racecourse is unique for having three tracks. Namely, an “old” course that is 2700 m in circumference with a 450 m run-in. A “new” course of 2800 m with a 600 m run-in and a separate 1200 m straight.
A day at the races offers great hospitality in a stylish setting. This is all against the iconic backdrop of Table Mountain.


  • Return transfers from your hotel or guest house
  • A host for the day
  • A welcome drink on arrival
  • A delicious 3 course meal
  • A R 50.00 betting voucher
  • Exclusions: Beverages

Kenilworth Race Course