Meet Our Team

Innes Smith

Owner and Run Leader

Innes is a qualified running coach with England Athletics and the owner of The Vine. Having spent many years running Ultra’s around the world, he settled in Cape Town. Where he has created an amazing trail running community in this idyllic corner of the world. He is passionate about health, fitness and craft beer…

Xolisa Matane

Run Leader

Xolisa has been working at the Vine for a year now and is a dedicated run leader with a huge passion for the trails. He is already a sponsored athlete as well as a professional boxer and as a Xhosi native he has a great understanding of South African culture.

Michael Ohlsson

Run Leader

Mike was  hiking up Cape Town’s mountains with his father from the tender age of 5 and has literally grown up on the slopes. He started trail running at a later stage and has competed in numerous trail events and held records in various age categories. He is the founder and CEO of  the 1st trail running club in South Africa, Mates (Mountain and Trail EnthusiastS).

Brent Thomas

Hike Leader

Brent Thomas is a locally raised Khoi San Native who started his company ‘Karbonkelberg tourism’ after winning a pitch with the Cape Town Premier. He is a fully qualified cultural and adventure guide and in particular he understand the mountains around Hout Bay like no other.

Auriel Smith

Operations and Logistics Manager

Coming from a background in Project Management, Auriel is the teams planner, organiser and general ‘mum’ to everyone, ensuring accommodation, tours, itineraries and plans are in place and everyone is running smoothly.

Carmen Buchacher

Sports Massage

Treatment includes deep tissue massage and Swedish massage for physically active people (athletes), people with loads of day to day and work-related stress.

Massages are individually sculpted to achieve specific results for each client. Massages can also be for anyone that just requires some time to destress and self-focus!

Contact Us

+27 (0) 21 100 3806

Visit Us

The Vine, Shop 1, Red Sails Building, 15-17 Main Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town, 7806, South Africa

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