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Willie Richards’ 1000 mile duathlon

Capetonian Willie Richards ran and biked 1,845km from Namibia to Cape Town in 19 days to highlight the plight of rural dogs, and to raise funds for mass sterilisations in rural and disadvantaged areas across South Africa.

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Adventure TV comes to South Africa

Outdoor enthusiasts and adventure lovers can look forward to non-stop action on South Africa’s only 24-hour outdoor lifestyle and adventure TV channel. Wild TV Africa will cover a variety of different outdoor pursuits that will entice mulitsporters and  nature lovers alike. From mountain biking, adventuring and hiking for the more active, to camping and fishing shows for the wilderness lovers. Wild TV Africa, which is launching on Friday 31 July on OpenView HD (Channel 153), […]

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20° South: Running from Namibia to Mozambique

The 20° South run is an expedition of monumental proportions. Darren Clarke and Jon O’Hanlon are attempting to cross the width of Africa along its 20th parallel, from Namibia’s Skeleton Coast to Mozambique’s east coast. This 3,000km journey, through often uncharted territory, will follow the paths of rivers, elephant migrations and meandering lines – all for a good cause. The run is set to take three and a half months, with the pair running 45km […]

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FEAT SA back for more in 2014

FEAT, Fascinating Expedition & Adventure Talks, is an annual evening of time-limited presentations and the sixth edition takes place on Thursday 2 November 2014. Here’s how it works: Each presenter speaks for seven minutes; no more, no less. They can be accompanied by slide and/or video images. Although the speakers are invited because of their achievements, presentation themes focus on an aspect of their expedition – not the entire extended expedition. With stories of adventures on land, […]

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Soft Landings In The Dolomites

The most embarrassing moment of my childhood went by unnoticed. I had tagged along on my mother’s weekly trip to the supermarket so that I could do what many eight-year old boys wanted to do – spend quality time in the toy aisle. My mom was just ahead of me, probably hoping I wouldn’t guilt her into buying a toy, when something caught my eye. A helicopter perched on the top shelf. I had an […]

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Two Inspirational Books for the Christmas Stocking

Neil Fourie THE RACE THAT MEASURES IT ALL 
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 Inspired by the now famous Cape Epic mountain bike stage race, this book is labelled as an untold story and the beginners guide to mountain bike stage racing. It’s an inspiring story, written in a casual and easy-to-read style, of Neil Fourie’s journey leading up to the 2012 Epic and everything he went through to get there. The former downhill mountain biker broke his […]

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Go Multi’s 2014 Gift Guide: Cool stuff for your adventures

As usual, the latest issue of Go Multi (November/December 2013) is brimming with insightful and latest-findings advice on lifestyle, nutrition and fitness from the magazine’s small army of experts. But what takes centre stage is our annual Gift Guide featuring 65 great gear ideas for the upcoming festive season. “For cool stuff to further your adventures, look no further!” says magazine publisher Deon Braun. Catch it on page 44 of the November/December 2013 issue. The […]

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FEAT 2013 a success

The 5th edition of FEAT in South Africa took place on Thursday last week. Even though the speakers are known in advance and the slides approved a few days before the event, how the evening pans out is always a pleasant surprise. The mix of disciplines and adventures featured have made every FEAT event distinctly different to any of the others. This speaker lineup was quite water heavy, which was unintentional, but featured very diverse […]

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Orange River adventure – 2,300km by riverboard

This weekend, Cape Town-based adventurer Ray Chaplin begins a 2,300-kilometre source-to-sea expedition. He aims to follow the length of the Orange River – from its source in Lesotho to the Atlantic Ocean – by riverboard. Titled ‘The Plastics SA Nampak Rigid Plastics Orange River Project’, Chaplin will take four to six months to accomplish this mammoth journey. There have been other expeditions that have set out to navigate the length of the Orange River. There […]

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