Expedition Africa is a long distance adventure race held each year in southern Africa. It is a multi-day event for mixed teams of two and four and includes hiking , mountain-biking, rope-work and paddling, in addition to other sports relevant to the area in which it is held, as well as testing navigation.
The course for Expedition Africa 2018 will be around 530 kilometres long and include sections of canyoning and swimming (across rivers where relevant) and it will be held in Namaqua in the Western Cape, about 300 miles north of Cape Town on the Atlantic coast. Held between 18 and 27th May, there is a full field of 50 teams coming from an exceptional 22 countries. The Namaqua 2018 course will will remain open for six days and the winning team is expected to finish in around 72 hours.
Namaqua 2018 is Expedition Africa’s eighth event (previous locations have included the Drakensberg, Transkei, the Garden Route and Swaziland) and is the longest event staged by race organisers Kinetic Events out of Johannesburg. The race forms part of the Adventure Racing World Series and the winning (mixed-sex) team of four will be awarded a place in the ARWS final in the island of Reunion in November.
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You can see the Expedition Africa website here.