Cape St Francis Resort to host Expedition Africa 2017


The Cape St Francis Resort once again hit the headlines as a top lifestyle destination with the announcement of its selection as the preferred host for the hotly contested Expedition Africa, one of nine international extreme adventure races that make up the Adventure Racing World Series for 2017. Touted as Africa’s most challenging adventure race, the event is expected to ...

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SA explorer Sibusiso Vilane to take on the Untamed African MTB race


Sibusiso Vilane has summited Mount Everest twice – in 2003 and again with legendary adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes in 2005. He has also conquered all of the “Seven Summits” – the highest mountains on each of the earth’s continents. And then, for good measure, there was the time in 2007 when he and fellow adventurer Alex Harris trekked unsupported and ...

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Film to be screened as part of Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2016


The world’s most exciting and inspiring action, adventure and mountain films, the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, comes to South Africa in October, courtesy of Cape Union Mart. The annual festival features the globe’s top adventure climbing, base jumping, alpine skiing and mountain expedition movies and can be seen at Ster-Kinekor cinemas around the country from Friday, 21 ...

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Expedition Africa 2017 venue announcement!


The 7th edition of Expedition Africa; South Africa’s only multi-day adventure race, will take place in the Baviaans and Kouga Regions between 14 and 21 May next year, with Cape St Francis acting as the base of the competition. The announcement was made in Johannesburg by race organisers Stephen and Heidi Muller from Kinetic Events, and welcomed by local sportsmen ...

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The Chris Bertish SUP Crossing ‘Fun’draiser!

GWR Maleen Hoekstra

Come and hear more about this incredible SUP Crossing project and support this completely self-sustainable world first initiative, while Chris undertakes a challenge so unique, so out-of-the-box, and of such immense proportions, most would believe it to be…impossible! The goal of The SUP Crossing is to change millions of children’s lives in South Africa, through the Lunchbox Fund, Signature of ...

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Chris Bertish to attempt the first ever solo, full length, Transatlantic Sup Crossing, all in support of Charity!

Chris Bertish & Carrick Wealth release details around the groundbreaking #theSupCrossing project
Photo by Craig Kolesky

(South Africa, 20 July 2016) World-renowned Big Wave Surfer, Guinness SUP World Record Holder, Speaker and adventurer, Chris Bertish, finally announced the details surrounding his groundbreaking expedition, #theSupCrossing this evening at the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. The eagerly anticipated expedition will see him attempt the very first solo, SUP transatlantic crossing, unsupported and unassisted, ...

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Day 7 – Expedition Africa 2016


After 5 days and 22 hours organisers, volunteers, athletes, supporters and sponsors have officially begun wrapping up the 2016 edition of Expedition Africa. This gruelling 500km adventure race ventured teams and individuals on a mixture of self discovery and hard competitive racing. The Garden Route played host to the 6th annual event on the Adventure Racing World Series circuit, seeing ...

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The winning team for this year’s Expedition Africa


3 days, 12 hours and 33 minutes is how long it took for Expedition Africa 2016’s champions to complete 500km of pure adventure racing. Cheers from the side lines howled as team Featherbed Painted Wolf neared the spectator filled shoreline at Pine Lake Marina this evening. The local come back team drew massive support from all over the Garden Route ...

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Day 2 – Expedition Africa 2016: A sprint race?


The majority of the Expedition Africa pack have completed the first 120km of the 544km course, with multiple teams currently cycling through the heart of the Knysna Forest and onto the world famous pioneering Harkerville single track. Athletes will venture from the heights of the forest and cycle down towards the coastline for 84km reaching transition six in Plettenberg Bay. ...

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