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challenging event is that tea-     Africa, Greg Vogt CEO of Knys-       world class event at our beau-      their mettle whilst enjoying the
mwork and team dynamics are        na and Partners, worked closely      tiful resort on the bank of the     beauty and physical challenges
essential. A detailed unders-      with said couple to make the         Swartvlei Lake” says Alan Ne-       that the beautiful Garden Route
tanding of your teammates and      Garden Route home to the 2016        ville.                              has on offer.
your own capa-bilities is para-    Expedition Africa and together       Forty teams of five, will take on   Other players who have made a
mount to success or failure.       they agree that this region is       the gruelling challenge. For the    concerted effort to ensure that
                                   the absolute perfect destination     first time in Adventure Racing      the event runs smoothly and
The Garden Route is the ultima-    when it comes to adventure ra-       history the organisers are ma-      successfully with the maximum
te playground for wildlife and     cing worldwide.                      king it possible for all teams of   degree of fun, are Sedgefield
adventurers. This is the place                                          four to bring along a fifth team    and Plettenberg Bay Tourism
where 40 teams will navigate       “The Garden Route National           member, their own media rela-       respectively, Eden Adventures,
the Indian Ocean, estuaries,       Park motto; ‘Adventure is in our     tions practitioner. This will give  Deon Borrett, Dolphin Para-
natural rivers, mountain can-      nature’ is a fitting choice for the  each team maximum exposure          gliding, Africanyon, Stephen
yons, evergreen forests and an-    Expedition Africa 2016 event”        as they traverse this epic course.  Freitag, Pili Pili, SANParks and
cient elephant trails within the   shares Nandi Mgwadlamba of           The event organisers have           Ocean Odessey. With this type
155,000 hectare Garden Route       SANparks. The phenomenal             thought of everything inclu-        of collaboration, the event is
National Park. A place where ad-   Race Village and home for the        ding hassle-free travel with free   bound to be a rip roaring suc-
venture is in their nature, where  week will take shape at the per-     transfers from the George Air-      cess.
modern human behavior began        fect venue nearest Sedgefield,       port, ensuring an ‘expedition’
162,000 years ago. The Garden      Pine Lake Marina surrounded by       that is an unparalleled experien-      Teamwork is essential
Route is welcoming all adventu-    beauty and found within a valley     ce. This is the perfect opportu-    and team mates have to
rers home!                         of water and light.                  nity for families and supporters
                                                                        alike to enjoy a trip from Cape         stick closely together.
The race is set to kick off on 13  Pine Lake Marina is extremely        Town or other parts of exquisite
May 2016; where teams will des-    excited and proud to be asso-        South Africa and to indulge in
cend from all parts of the world   ciated with Expedition Africa        the beauty of the Garden Rou-
to take on the mighty 500km        and part of this International Ad-   te, while keeping tabs on the
plus event. After approached the   venture Racing event. “We look       exciting and gruelling challen-
power duo organisers Stephan       forward to hosting and looking       ge of 2016’s Expedition Africa.
and Heidi Muller from Kinetic      after the teams, family mem-         Be sure to be on the lookout
Events Africa, who brought this    bers, sponsors, media crews and      for both local and international
phenomenal event to South          supporters associated with this      sporting celebs, as they test

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