Expedition Africa has just made its press announcement (see below) for 2016.
I'm ridiculously super excited, and can't wait to capture this event again, and hopefully will be "racing" beside a team in 2016, capturing their journey, hardship and emotions for the world to see.
Press Release – Expedition Africa 2016
Along the magnificent Garden route of the Western Cape lies a land where mystical elephants reign. A place where heritage and nature meets, creating a phenomenal atmosphere that is both empowering as it is indulging.
This wondrous land is home to not only beautiful Outeniqua Trail; but also to the stunning Knysna Loerie, regal Knysna Heads, the rich Afromontane forest, and now the official playground for Expedition Africa 2016.
This grand Expedition adventure race is set to kick off on the 13 May 2016; where teams will descend from all parts of the world to take on the mighty 500km plus event. The power duo from Kinetic have hectares of the Garden Route National Park (GRNP) land to play with when it comes to creating a dynamic route featuring various trekking legs, cycling legs, epic rope work sections and a flat water and sea paddle.
“The GRNP motto; ‘Adventure is in our nature’ is a fitting choice for the Expedition Africa 2016 event” shares Nandi Mgwadlamba of SANparks.
Expedition Africa’s phenomenal Race Village and home for the week will take shape at the perfect venue nearest Sedgefield; Pine Lake Marina surrounded by beauty and found within a valley of water and light.
“Pine Lake Marina is extremely excited and proud to be associated with Expedition Africa and part of this International Adventure Racing event. We look forward to hosting and looking after the teams, family members, sponsors, media crews and supporters associated with this world class event at our beautiful resort on the bank of the Swartvlei Lake” says Alan Neville
40 “Teams of 5” will take on the gruelling challenge; as for the first time in Adventure Racing history the organisers are making it possible for all teams of 4 to bring along a 5th team member, their own media relations practitioner. This will give team’s maximum exposure as they traverse this epic course. Entries are officially open; visit http://www.kinetic-events.co.za/Adventure-Races/Expedition-Africa to book your spot in an expedition of a life time. The first 22 teams to secure their booking, will enjoy the luxurious views of the water facing cabanas Pine Lake Marina has to offer.
Those teams looking for a hassle-free travel will receive free transfers from the George Airport, ensuring your ‘expedition’ is a phenomenal experience. This is the perfect venue for families and supporters alike to enjoy a trip from Cape Town or other parts of our exquisite country, indulging in the beauty of the Garden Route, while keeping tabs on the exciting and gruelling challenge of 2016’s Expedition Africa.
· Name: Expedition Africa
· Dates: 13 May 2016 – 22 May 2016
· Province: Western Cape, Knysna Tourism
· Host Venue: Pine Lake Marina
· Total Teams: 40
Get in touch with the organisers! https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=273266142720354&fref=ts or simply visit http://www.kinetic-events.co.za/Adventure-Races/Expedition-Africa for constant updates of videos and other interesting information. View http://www.visitknysna.co.za/explore/knysna.html for interesting information on Knysna and the phenomenal tourism within and around the town.