Adventure

The Transkei is calling!

Bruce Viaene

Home to the most diverse and adventurous playground well known as the Transkei, the Merrell Transkei Tuff 150km Adventure Race awaits. This exciting and adventurous race debuted in February 2016 with only 12 teams entered and has since grown into an event that only offers 30 team or duo entries, keeping the event niche and sought after. Entries for 2018’s ...

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Plans up in Smoke, GoalPost still Standing

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When life gives you lemons, you make lemon pie, we all know that. When life sends the massive #KnysnaFires to destroy your home along with everything you own and burn down your pine plantations and livelihood, it can be difficult to find that pie recipe amidst the smouldering ashes. So we poked around and found another metaphor: “The hardest/toughest/ finest ...

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Expedition Africa 2017 has officially come to close

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39 teams ventured through the Kouga and Baviaans regions, exploring race director; Stephan Muller’s masterpiece of a course over the past week. Expedition Africa kicked off at 07h00 on 14 May 2017 where teams of four tackled the awaiting 514km route through parts of the Eastern Cape many never knew existed. The Baviaanskloof proved to be a highlight for many ...

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Day 2 of Expedition Africa 2017

Andreas Strandh

A very chilly yet absolutely stunning canyon greeted the tired and the already cold this morning. Many teams raced through the night to reach Transition 5 late last night in order to tackle the dark zone leg at 04h00 this morning. The top five teams reached Transition 6 with plenty of time to refuel and rest before their early start. ...

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Eastern Cape’s Adventure Province – Expedition Africa’s playground

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39 teams from 13 countries gathered on the Cape St Francis Beach this morning ready for a rugged Expedition Africa, featuring larger racing legs that would cover the 500km adventure race. A vuvuzela traditionally signalled the start to Africa’s Adventure Racing World Series event, where teams raced along the coastline towards Port St Francis. Race organiser, Stephan Muller received communication ...

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Expedition Africa Chooses SPOT Gen3 Satellite Trackers to Safeguard 160 Competitors

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Western Cape, South Africa – April 18, 2017 – SPOT, the leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, today announced that the organisers of this year’s Expedition Africa Adventure race, the Africa leg of the Adventure Racing World Series, have chosen to deploy SPOT Gen3 satellite trackers to enhance the tracking, monitoring and safety of the 40 teams from ...

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CAPE UNION MART OPENS ENTRIES FOR 2017 ADVENTURE FILM CHALLENGE

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Four years ago Cape Union Mart introduced the Adventure Film Challenge to encourage local adventurers, sportspersons and filmmakers to make and submit films showcasing their outdoor passions. This annual film competition is held in conjunction with the screenings of the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, which Cape Union Mart brings to South Africa every October. Entries are now ...

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Expedition Africa 2017

Cape St Francis Resort was announced as host venue to the World Series Adventure Race.

The countdown to Expedition Africa 2017 has officially begun, as teams of two and four prepare for the 500km expedition through the Eastern Cape’s notorious Adventure Province. Cape St Francis Resort have preparations in full swing to host this year’s World Series event, as teams from all over the globe prepare to arrive in May. Cape St Francis Resort will ...

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The LED Lenser Wartrail Challenge presented by Fluid

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This weekend sees the start of the LED Lenser Wartrail Challenge presented by Fluid Kayaks in the iconic Witteberg Mountains in Lady Grey, Eastern Cape. The event starts on Saturday 18 March and promises a non-stop long weekend of fun and adventure. “This event is a true test of your adventurous spirit with day 1 featuring a 65km wilderness run ...

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Everest climber talks on scaling the heights in sport

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Mountaineering ace and motivational speaker Deshun Deysel will share her experiences from a lifetime of challenges as one of the keynote speakers at the Western Cape’s Provincial Conference on Sport in George next weekend. The conference will be hosted by NMMU on March 10 and 11 to explore the contribution sport can make to society, emphasising the development of youth ...

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