Expedition Africa 2018 - The Namaqua West Coast

18 May to 27 May 2018

Expedition Africa is part of the Adventure Racing World Series http://arworldseries.com/

Adventure racing is a multi-discipline endurance sport where competitors compete in teams, navigating from control point to control point in a number of disciplines.

Disciplines include: mountain biking, trekking, kayaking, rope work and orienteering. Teams are expected to navigate using a map and landmarks. Teams must be able to operate in harsh remote environments in all weather conditions.

Teams travel through day and night, they can decide if, when and where to rest.

The first team to complete all the Expedition legs and visiting all the control points will be declared the winner.

Teams are required to complete the entire Expedition distance together (always within hearing and visual distance of each other), helping and assisting each other.

Teamwork and team dynamics are essential. A detailed understanding of your team mates and your own capabilities is essential.

See the video and photo section for live footage and images of past Expedition Africa's

Location Information

The location will be Namaqua West Coast in the Western Cape. www.namaquawestcoast.com

The host town will be Vanrhynsdorp.

Race HQ and registration will be at the Letsatsi Lodge: https://www.ncfamouslodges.co.za/Letsatsi%20accommodation.htm

The closest airport will be Cape Town International

Cape Town International Airport: www.capetown-airport.co.za

International teams can book their flights to Oliver Tambo International and a connecting flight to Cape Town, or teams can book their flights directly to Cape Town International.

The Namaqua West Coast is probably one of the Cape’s most unique travel destinations. It is a place of iconic beauty and evocative names.

The Namaqualand has an extraordinary botanical heritage that ranges from the drama of the blooming vygieveld in spring, to the eccentric miniature succulents and obscure soil lichen of the Knersvlakte. What these plants have in common is that they represent one of the world’s most unique and threatened collections of plant species.

For those who prefer a more action packed holiday, the Namaqua West Coast has much to offer: from hiking in the Matzikamma, Koebee and Gifberg Mountains, to canoeing and river rafting on the Olifants River. Alternatively, take an off-road bike or 4x4 along the coast from Strandfontein to Jurge-se-Kaya or Brand-se-Baai, or visit the people of the hardeveld and towns like Molsvlei, Stofkraal and Putsekloof.

The West Coast Wine Route promises a more leisurely experience and usually begins with a visit to Trawal in the south and ends at Doringbaai.

Truth be told: there is no better way of concluding a visit to this amazing region than to enjoy a plate of fresh crayfish and a glass of regional wine in the shadow of Doringbaai’s lighthouse.

"All Expedition Africa participants are encouraged to add a charity fundraising angle to your expedition experience!

Go to https://www.givengain.com/e/ExpeditionAfrica2018/ and click on "Fundraise for this event" to set up your fundraising project and when done, share your project via email and social media with your friends, family and colleagues to get some donations going!"

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