Golden Gate Challenge 2018

Golden Gate Challenge 2018 What are you doing with life. Why are you living ,working, chasing, dreaming , smiling ,crying ,hoping, eating ,breathing every single day…. Sheeesh big questions isn’t it? How do you answer something like this.  Aren’t we all just trying to figure things out as we go along. Trying our best , hoping some good will come …

Run The Berg 2018

– What a catchy name for a race right? Except if some of your audience is Very much Afrikaans like yours sincerely! Run-te-berg ( Read this with a heavy Afrilkaans Accent and explosive RRRRRRR’s  and then you will have a race sounding very different. And different it is indeed! I first heard about Run the Berg When one of my …

Uitsoek 2018

They say you need to write these race report things while there is still hype around the event or race in order to capitalize on the excitement that people has over your event. What is hype exactly? Apparently  extravagant or intensive publicity or promotion over  a product or idea – intensively, often exaggerating the benefits of the topic or product at …

2018 Karkloof 100 miler, photographic diaries.

words by : Sven Musica photos by: Sven Musica and Arlo van Heerden bittersweet ˌbɪtəˈswiːt/ adjective 1.(of food or drink) sweet with a bitter aftertaste. “she sipped the bittersweet drink” 2.arousing pleasure tinged with sadness or pain. “bittersweet memories of his time in London” 7 months ago Billy Yang films release a movie titled, “The Why | running 100 miles”, …

Wildseries Mont-aux-sources 2018! Photographic Diaries

Words by: Sven Musica images by: Sven Musica and Arlo van Heerden Be it a challenge or be it a race, whichever one the athletes choose makes no difference, Using our bodies to overcome physical achievements in the process of preserving and protecting our natural world hold a far greater value. With friday Registration underway, the race village begins to …

Prospectors Trail , Pilgrims Rest, Mpumulanga, South Africa.

Trail Prospectors Trail , Pilgrims Rest, Mpumulanga, South Africa. Distance: 37km Circular Route / 3 Day Overnight Hike/ 1 or 2 day Run Ascent: 1700m Approximately Technicality: Moderately steep climb at start, from there on, rolling hills to the finish. Open grassland escarpment running over boulder fields, as well as some forest sections with beautiful soft undergrowth. Some Rocky single …

Nelspruit Climbing Gym

What!? A Climbing Gym in Nelspruit? – C4 Climbing

By Arlo Van Heerden When something is to good to be true, well it most probably is. Not in this case though! Nelspruit is really getting a climbing gym! Not like a CityRock type of gym, but it wil still be  a facility where you will be able to train for you next project at Boven, be it for recreational …

Give Adventure a chance in Waterval Boven!

A little railway town , with nothing more than an OK supermarket , twee slaghuise (due to the fierce competition, expect some pretty good biltong!) and a bottelstoor might be all that is Waterval Boven for most first time visitors. If it wasn’t for the sign of Roc ‘n  Rope Adventures situated in the Main Street of town, it would …

The satisfying feeling of thoughtlessness : Slanghoek pile hike

Camping in South Africa? Its a topic of discussion that many people can relate to. Due to the high crime rate of the country, most people find comfort in sleeping behind locked security gates, alarm systems, large watchdogs, high walls and electric fences. The safest you feel is far from civilisation preferably surrounded by the Big 5 as your security …