Posted: 23/07/2014 at 21:04
You really don't need a tour company - there is more than enough help here to get you sorted.
You can get all the race, expo and qualifying info here: www.comrades.com
As it is an Up run (Durban to Pietermaritzburg), the hotel logistics are a bit easier. Almost any hotel in the downtown or beach area is within walking distance of the start. The "official" race hotel is the Hilton, but others have stayed at City Lodge, Blue Waters etc.
At the expo you can buy a bus ticket that will get you back to Durban after the race if you dont have your own transport.
My number #1 piece of advice - make sure you get there early enough (2-4 days) before the race to ensure you get plenty of rest.