Kenilworth Racecourse is located in Cape Town, the capital city of the Western Cape, South Africa. In this lively hub of activity, the racecourse itself is the oldest in the entire country, having been established in 1881.
Kenilworth has an impressive reputation even before the horses make their way onto the track. The course is well known for being an important conservation area, having been established in 1985. The nature reserve is home to a lovely array of vegetation, some of which can only be seen in this region alone, truly making this one of the most unique racecourses in the world.
However, it is not just the nature reserve that makes this such a unique place to come and experience the sport. The course is unusual in that it has three tracks. The first being winter track which is 2700m in circumference with a 600m run-in, the summer track of 2800m with a 600m run-in and a completely separate 1200m straight.
Kenilworth hosts a number of renowned events throughout the year, and the summer horseracing season is when the premier fixtures take place. Some of these include L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate – one of the world’s top five race days – as well as the Cape Town Met, which is renowned for its fashion and is one of the most beloved events of the season.
Kenilworth Racecourse also offers great hospitality with its stylish venues featuring lounge settings, first-class bars and food vendors – all against the iconic backdrop of Table Mountain. The course is an ideal venue all year round for all types of indoor and outdoor functions, including weddings, staff parties, conferences, banquets, launches, seminars and cocktail parties. There is even an in-house catering team.