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Expedition Africa is not a race, it is an adventure. The top few teams might chase for a podium but for most it is a way to push yourself to your own physical limits and have fun while doing so. Each one competing here is a special breed of endurance athlete. Here is a small introduction to Team Namaqua, who I will be following in the next few days...

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Long white beaches, just for yourself. A bird watching heaven and some lekke jeeptrack and single track to run and cycle on...if you've got a fatbike, take that along, for long solo missions down the beach...

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We can be so focused on our destination, that we forget to look around us. How many of you have been on Route 62? You might stop for coffee in Barrydale or lunch in Ladismith but your focus would either be Oudtshoorn, Knysna or J-bay...

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Kloofing, also known as canyoning, is travelling in canyons using a variety of techniques that may include other outdoor activities such as walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling and swimming. The mountains outside Cape Town offers magic...

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My Facebook status update, the day before the Attakwas read something like this: “121km on a mountain bike tomorrow - what was I thinking when I signed up?” A very accurate response from a friend was: “Was that not a typo ‘what were you drinking?’” I was about to take on the Comrades Marathon...

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With a new year comes new challenges (or not). If you’ve already failed to stick to one of your New Year’s Resolutions, I want to challenge you to something different. I won’t ask of you to stop eating sugar or drink less wine - my challenge to you is to get out more often this year...

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FKT is the latest trend in trail running. Runners are setting out routes and challenging others to see if they can improve on the Fastest Known Time. Since Ryan Sandes was the creator of this challenge, the chances on improving on the time was basically impossible but it shouldn't stop you from doing it...

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All our training and preparation went well and we are leaving for Swaziland today. The race starts on Sunday and will be non-stop until we finish...hopefully before next Saturday! It is a massive logistical operation to source and pack the correct food, MTB, climbing, paddling...

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Michael Mol and Marius Claassen of Rola Toyota at the Wines2Whales MTB race.

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Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important and you'll capture it perfectly.

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Tapas at The Potluck Club - Cape Town

Social media sometimes limits us to 140 characters, slightly more when you say it on Facebook. But what I experienced could not be described in just a paragraph (and a friend requested a report), so here goes...

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