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  • Fill in online entry form.

  • Visit accommodation tab to choose accommodation that fits requirements and budget.

  • Kinetic Events will contact your team with a Welcome letter and will supply applicable bank details.

  • Make one payment of entry fee and accommodation selected. 

  • All payments must be completed by end of January 2021.

  • Team member substitutions can still be made until 1 March 2021. No charge for the substitutions.



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  • R 48 000 per team of four.  

  • R 30 000 per team of two

  • Accommodation is not included in entry fee. Visit accommodation tab to book accommodation   



  • A full service Expedition Adventure which forms part of the Adventure Racing World Series.

  • Team Logistical support.

  • An Expedition Africa 2021 garment.

  • Race Bib

  • Awards ceremony dinner.

  • Two Fluid double kayaks for the team and paddles if needed.

  • Spot Live tracking of teams progress.

  • Medical backup.

  • Local hand made trophy.



Teams may cancel their entry at any stage by e-mailing the event organizers. No refunds are applicable at any stage.

  • Teams are not permitted to transfer their fees paid to future editions of Expedition Africa if they are not able to make this edition of the event.
  • Teams are permitted to transfer or sell their entry to another team if available. This will be a transaction between the teams. Teams must notify Expedition Africa as soon as possible in the case of a team entry being transferred or sold.

  • If two teams do not have sufficient members and decide to join together, this will be strictly considered as one team cancelling their entry. Refund policy will be as stated above, no exceptions.

  • If the race is cancelled due to acts of god, natural disasters, terrorism or other reasons etc., the organizers will make every effort to refund as much of the entry fee as possible to all teams. However, all teams should be aware that any refunds will be made after event costs have been taken into consideration. Given the high number of fixed costs associated with organizing the race teams should also be aware that any refund is likely to be minimal. The race will not be re-scheduled.

Expedition Concept


  • What is Adventure Racing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=occW94DgWT4&t=17s
  • 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: horse riding, 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 throughout the night.  They can decide if, when and where to rest.
  • The first team to complete the whole course, with all the control points visited will be declared the winner.
  • Teams are required to complete the entire 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 teammates and of your own capabilities is essential.


History of Expedition Africa

Meet the Expedition Africa Team

Meet the Expedition Africa Team

Heidi and Stephan Muller


Race Directors

Sharing our love for adventure and traveling to like minded people. Striving for excellence in the adventures we create. #itsallaboutlove

Anton Muller


Anton Muller has been assisting Kinetic Events with their GPS tracking and live race websites for the past 8 years. Anton lives in Perth, Australia with his wife and 3 children. He usually joins us for the major races and manages the smaller races remotely from Australia. For those have not previously met Anton, he is actually Stephan's (slightly) older brother. In the real world, Anton works as an IT Analyst, specializing in Data Analytics. He is also a very keen cyclist, regularly competing in mountain & road races.

Simon Faragher


Thrill seeking, gadgets galore techno junkie mastermind of Elevated Adventure Films ... the ‘quietly gets on with it behind the scenes’ guy of the team.

Sharla Faragher


THAT friend that everyone has ,unapologetically loud,loving and only slightly in your face.... the ‘voice and maybe a bit bossy’ gal of the team.

Dewald v Tonder


A bearded, funny, excitable, wine loving meat eater.... the ‘other quiet guy behind the scenes’ of the team.

Kirsten Oliver


Kirsten is a freelance photographer addicted to photographing adventure races and other events that showcase the relationship of people and the beautiful world around them. She delights in chasing after Adventure teams in wild terrains across the globe to capture the essence of their journey for the world to enjoy. Kirsten has photographed a number of adventure racing expeditions from Raid in France to Expedition Africa and India. In 2019 she will be traveling to Scandinavia once again to shoot for the Nordic Islands Adventure Race before returning South for Expedition Africa Rodrigues a few months later. Watch out for images encapsulating adventure racers exploring some of the most unique and spectacular places in the world."

Craig Giese


Craig Giese is an Outdoor Adventure Photographer and Media Content Developer based in East London, South Africa.
He has a passion for the outdoors, caring for the environment and is inspired by nature.
“Adventure is all around us. We just need to go and
He loves any adventure based activities, exploring big mountains and capturing special moments from his adventures.
He has worked with Kinetic Events on Expedition India (2017, 2019) and this will be his 2nd Expedition Africa Event and is looking forward to exploring the magnificent Island of Rodrigues.
Favourite Adventure quote
“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
Eleanor Roosevelt



Simon is a part owner and director of Synige MedX (Pronounced, Synergy MedX). He is a qualified Advanced Life Support Paramedic whose passion is providing medical support to events and projects in remote and challenging environments.

Simon's experience has taken him to many remote and interesting places on the planet in support of a diverse range of activities on land, at sea and in the air. He has been supporting the Kinetic Brand since 2015. He views support from a wholistic perspective. The means that while while patient care is important, prevention plays a key part, this can be as simple as making coffee, and unloading trailers or as complex as assisting in search and rescue. Simon is also a Husband to an amazing Wife and Father to two boys who he loves to include in his adventures.

Find a Team


  If you want to join an existing team, create a new team or are looking for members to fill up your team, contact us at stephan@kinetic-events.co.za and we will list your contact details below:


  • Cliff Reed. I am a passionate teacher and outdoor enthusiast who is desperately looking to join a team, keen paddler, Duzi canoe marathon, Fish River canoe Marathons, Ironman, Two Oceans, Comrades Marathon, TransBaviaans. Contact Cliff.reed@woodridge.co.za

  • Ana Mihalj. Looking to join a team that's there for the adventure, more than for the race but looking to go as hard as we can. I'm 36/female. I've competed on a team in several 12-hour races over the years and more recently on a team in a 3-day 300 km event . I am a strong navigator. I mountain bike weekly in the season for it (live in the Canadian Rockies where winter for me involves other sports). I have completed many ultra-running events including multi day events (up to 130 km straight and 190 km multi day). Have years of rope skills in caves and in rock/ice climbing environment. I would be able to go multi day nonstop with minimal hours of sleep and look forward to that experience with a group! I am easy to get along with, laugh a lot, and love learning in challenging environments! If you are looking for a teammate with any of the above qualities or have questions, email me: a_mihalj@yahoo.com
  • My goal to join a team for Lesotho 2021. Climbed Kilimanjaro. Cape Town based. Karen 0817135482. Email: karen@40foods.com

  • Would like to join an existing team for Expedition Africa. Jannie de Wet.  Cell:082 898 6292 email: janniedw15@gmail.com
  • Glòria Sobrero, female, looking to join a team.

    She have completed many events on the ARWS circuit:

    2017: RIF Ardèche

    2018: Hurairasinchi, ARC, RIF Reunion Island

    2019: Raid Gallaecia, Huairasinchi, Itera, Pc 12.


  • Jarryd Gosling. I’m 17 years old and I am looking to join a team for Expedition Africa. I’m a keen cyclist and kayaker (whitewater and marathon). I have done 120km Kinetic events with my school team (Drakensberg, Cape St Francis, Transkei Tuff) as well Red Ants Rumble (Hartebeespoortdam & Loskopdam recently). With my school we did schools adventure racing in Zambia and our team came 2nd in 2019 SA Schools AR. I would love to be given an opportunity to be part of a team and realize a dream.Here are my parents' contact details: denham@ezyfarming.co.za or admin@ezyfarming.co.za


Team Media and Volunteers


  • It is recommended that each team bring along their own media person.
  • This is ideal if a team wants to maximize coverage of their progress during this adventure. 
  • The team media person is required to set up and manage a team Facebook page as well as individual Facebook pages and all other social media platforms. A post event report on social media reach will be required.
  • Our course design takes into account route accessibility to the media to ensure you can capture and share the most captivating images and stories to the world.
  • Own transport is compulsory and all accommodation, food and drink is for own account.
  • Internet connectivity can be achieved by buying an internet data card. 
  • A standard waiver need to be signed at media briefing by all media persons to ensure no information is shared to the teams. 

We can offer you:

  • Set of maps and attendance to media briefing.

  • Event garment.

  • Awards ceremony dinner.



  • The best way to be part of the race if you cannot participate yourself is to become a volunteer.

  • If you are interested please contact Heidi - 082 564 6468 or mail at heidi@kinetic-events.co.za

  • Volunteers just need to reach the registration venue on their own cost.

  • Volunteers will receive a race garment.

  • Accommodation will be provided. Specific details to be provided on request.

  • Come and be part of this adventure.

Team format and Teams entered


  • Teams of 4 members of any combination - (males and/or females)

  • Teams of 2 members of any combination - (males and/or females)

  • Only mixed teams of four with at least one member being female will be eligible for the free entry at the Adventure Racing World Championship in 2021 in Spain.


1. TEAM OUT THE GREEN BOX ORIGINALS (Expedition Africa 2021 will be the tenth Expedition Africa for all four members of this team)

  • Donovan Sims  - South Africa
  • Garth Peinke - South Africa
  • Craig Powell - South Africa
  • Adrian Saffy -South Africa
  • Grant Pepper - Australia
  • David Symons - Australia
  • Daniel Murphy - Australia
  • Helen Murphy - United Kingdom
  • Danie Van Aswegen - Namibia
  • Riaan Combrinck - South Africa
  • Maretha Combrinck - South Africa
  • Janus Henning - South Africa
  • Frank Krauchi - Switzerland 
  • Jo Mackensie - South Africa 
  • Susan Tschappat - Switzerland 
  • Oliver Gyger - Switzerland 
  • Damian Giulietti - South Africa
  • Dylan Weyer - South Africa
  • Peter Van Kets - South Africa
  • Michelle Schlebusch - South Africa
  • Gary Davies - United Kingdom
  • Ben Turner - United Kingdom
  • Tom Davies - United Kingdom
  • Lucy Noble - United Kingdom
  • Craig Metherell - South Africa
  • Alex Wagner - South Africa
  • Emily Clarke - South Africa
  • Leo Sorenson - South Africa
  • Sebastien Raichon - France
  • Thomas Gaudion - France
  • Nicolas Seguin - France
  • Sandrine Beranger - France
  • Damon de Boor - South Africa
  • Franco Olivier - South Africa
  • Hanli Bezuidenhout - South Africa
  • Clive O Sullivan - Ireland
  • Sarah Galligan - Ireland
  • Keith Cullen - Ireland
  • Lonan O'Farell - Ireland
  • Paul Mahon - Ireland
  • Clinton Mackintosh - South Africa
  • Nicholas Mulder - South Africa
  • Tracy Campbell - South Africa 
  • Darren Berry - South Africa
  • Paul Galode - France
  • Jean-Paul Ferrier-Lafargue - France
  • Marike Wagner - Sweden
  • Antony Diaz - France
  • Uge Nel - South Africa
  • Ingrid Peens - South Africa
  • Mark Loftus - South Africa
  • Costa Dimopoulos - South Africa
  • Helene Garnier - France
  • Alexandre Besson - France
  • Raphael Raymond - France
  • Francois Lalanne - France
  • Graham Bird - South Africa
  • Hanno Smit - South Africa
  • Brigitte Joubert - South Africa
  • Craig Carter-Brown - South Africa
  • Loic Peres - France
  • Magaly Cousseins - France
  • Mathieu Faure - France
  • Adrien Imperatori - France
  • Albert Rust - South Africa
  • Rowan Everts - South Africa
  • Zane Zandberg - South Africa
  • Dominique Provoyeur - South Africa
  • Alexandre Beauchet - France
  • David Monceau - France
  • Annick Ballot - France
  • Eric Touzeau - France
  • Pierre Jordaan - South Africa
  • Nicolette Griffioen - South Africa
  • David Barkhuisen - South Africa
  • Robert le Brun - South Africa
  • Daniel Dupouy - France
  • Remi Crete - France
  • Christine Cornez - France
  • Yannick Rennier - France
  • Robyn Owen - South Africa
  • Michael Owen - South Africa
  • Kelvin Trautman - South Africa
  • Lance Kime - South Africa
  • Nicolas Leclerq - France
  • Frederique Stoezel - France
  • Nicolas Coisy - France
  • Mickael Vignal - France
  • Terence Vrugtman - South Africa
  • Michael Benci - South Africa
  • Rob Crichton - South Africa
  • Chelsea-Ann (Chi) Ingledew - South Africa
  • Ruben Mandure - Uruguay
  • Federica Frontini - Uruguay 
  • Fernando Aparo - Argentina
  • Rafael Melges - Brazil
  • Roelof Joubert - South Africa
  • Martine Mouton - South Africa
  • Hugo van Niekerk - South Africa
  • Pieter Esterhuizen - South Africa
  • Craig Bycroft - Australia 
  • Peter Young - Australia
  • Ali Wright - Australia
  • Rohan Kilham - Australia
  • Rene Thijs - South Africa
  • Arnold Aldous - South Africa
  • Ross Botes - South Africa
  • Pasquale Campanella - South Africa
  • Kevin Stephens - United Kingdom
  • Anita Lehman - Switzerland
  • James Lea-Cox - United Kingdom 
  • Tim Stephens - United Kingdom
29. TEAM K4
  • Walt Katzke - South Africa
  • Zelda Katzke - South Africa
  • Gunther Katzke - South Africa
  • Heidi Katzke - South Africa
  • Philip Dodd - USA
  • Andrea Anderson - USA
  • Caitlin Thorn - USA
  • Rachel Nolan - Ireland
  • Louis Bredell - South Africa
  • Rian Louw - South Africa
  • Petrus Bredell - South Africa
  • Louis (Jnr) Bredell - South Africa
32. X-TEAM
  • Igor Manzhay - Russia
  • Evgeny Pochaev - Russia
  • Ilya Stroganov - Russia
  • Anna Burlinova - Russia
  • Kay Naylor - South Africa
  • David Naylor - South Africa
  • Daryl Wittstock - South Africa
  • Tanya Cronje - South Africa
  • Masato Tanaka - Japan
  • Akira Yonemoto - Japan
  • Hiroshi Ikuta - Japan
  • Midori Hoshino - Japan
  • Bernadette Dornom - Australia
  • Hugh Stodart - Australia
  • Josh Sreet - Australia
  • Angus Rodwell - Australia
  • Anton Arvi - Estonia
  • Joosep Tammemae - Estonia
  • Linnus Sander  - Estonia
  • TBC 
  • Noel O Leary - Ireland
  • Ailise Deane - Ireland
  • Caroline Bullard - UK
  • Joe O Leary - Ireland
  • Harry Wiltshire - South Africa
  • Wihan Jacobs - South Africa
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • Tomie Muir - Australia / USA
  • Lesa Muir - Australia
  • Elizabeth Dornom - Australia
  • Thorlene Egerton - Australia
  • Thinus Matthysen - South Africa
  • Rainer Horak - South Africa
  • Madelief Roux - South Africa
  • Armand de Wet - South Africa
  • Petri Forsman - Finland
  • Kati Vehmas - Finland
  • Heiti Hallikma - Estonia
  • Rain Eensaar - Estonia
  • Helen Kernohan - South Africa
  • Owen Boyhan - Ireland
  • Vincent Meyer - Germany
  • Chris Pretorius - South Africa
  • Bjarke Refslund - Denmark
  • Laura Knudsen -  Denmark
  • Torbjorn Gasberg - Denmark
  • Klaus Jessen - Denmark
  • Harold Smook - South Africa
  • Ryan Larkman - South Africa
  • Tamaryn Larkman - South Africa
  • Theresa Horn - South Africa
  • Jonase Molefinyane - South Africa
  • Lisema Maqoabikane - Lesotho
  • Mofaka Letsie - Lesotho
  • Tlokotsi Ranyenye - Lesotho
  • Malin Hjalmarsson - Sweden
  • John Karlsson - Sweden
  • Emil Dahlqvist - Sweden
  • Oskar Svard - Sweden
  • Meyer van Rooyen - South Africa
  • Mario Hildebrandt - South Africa
  • Hanlie Sinclair - South Africa
  • TBC - South Africa
  • Gautier Olivier - Reunion Island
  • Jules Olivier - Reunion Island
  • Jo Inge Fjellstad - Norway
  • Wendy Fjellstad - UK

Location Information - Lesotho


  • The location will be Lesotho, the Kingdom in the Sky.

  • Event HQ and accommodation partner is Afriski Mountain Resort:  https://www.afriski.net/

  • International teams must book their flights to O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg



Lesotho officially the Kingdom of Lesotho, is an enclaved country within the border of South Africa. It is one of only three independent states completely surrounded by the territory of another country, and the only one outside of the Italian peninsula. Lesotho is just over 30,000 km2 (11,583 sq mi) in size and has a population of around 2 million. Its capital and largest city is Maseru.

Lesotho was previously the British Crown Colony of Basutoland, but it declared independence from the United Kingdom on 4 October 1966. It is now a fully sovereign state that is a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, and the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The name Lesotho roughly translates to "the land of the people who speak Sesotho

It is the only independent state in the world that lies entirely above 1,000 metres (3,281 ft) in elevation. Its lowest point of 1,400 metres (4,593 ft) is thus the highest in the world. Over 80 percent of the country lies above 1,800 metres (5,906 ft), hence its nickname, ‘Kingdom in the Sky’.



The original inhabitants of the area now known as Lesotho were the San people. Examples of their rock art can be found in the mountains throughout the area.


Rule of Moshoeshoe I (1822–1868)

The present Lesotho, then called Basutoland, emerged as a single polity under King Moshoeshoe I in 1822. Moshoeshoe, a son of Mokhachane, a minor chief of the Bakoteli lineage, formed his own clan and became a chief around 1804. Between 1821 and 1823, he and his followers settled at the Butha-Buthe Mountain, joining with former adversaries in resistance against the Lifaqane associated with the reign of Shaka Zulu from 1818 to 1828.

Subsequent evolution of the state hinged on conflicts between British and Dutch colonists leaving the Cape Colony following its seizure from the French-allied Dutch by the British in 1795.

Missionaries invited by Moshoeshoe I, Thomas Arbousset, Eugène Casalis and Constant Gosselin from the Paris Evangelical Missionary Society, placed at Morija, developed orthography and printed works in the Sesotho language between 1837 and 1855. Casalis, acting as translator and providing advice on foreign affairs, helped to set up diplomatic channels and acquire guns for use against the encroaching Europeans and the Griqua people.

Trekboers from the Cape Colony arrived on the western borders of Basutoland and claimed land rights, beginning with Jan de Winnaar, who settled in the Matlakeng area in May–June 1838. As more Boers were moving into the area they tried to colonise the land between the two rivers, even north of the Caledon, claiming that it had been abandoned by the Sotho people. Moshoeshoe subsequently signed a treaty with the British Governor of the Cape Colony, Sir George Thomas Napier, that annexed the Orange River Sovereignty that many Boers had settled. These outraged Boers were suppressed in a brief skirmish in 1848. In 1851 a British force was defeated by the Basotho army at Kolonyama, touching off an embarrassing war for the British. After repelling another British attack in 1852, Moshoeshoe sent an appeal to the British commander that settled the dispute diplomatically, then defeated the Batlokoa in 1853. In 1854 the British pulled out of the region, and in 1858 Moshoeshoe fought a series of wars with the Boers in the Free State–Basotho War, losing a great portion of the western lowlands. The last war in 1867 ended when Moshoeshoe appealed to Queen Victoria, who agreed to make Basutoland a British protectorate in 1868.


British rule (1866–1966)

In 1869, the British signed a treaty at Aliwal North with the Boers that defined the boundaries of Basutoland, and later Lesotho, which by ceding the western territories effectively reduced Moshoeshoe's Kingdom to half its previous size.

Following the cession in 1869, the British initially transferred functions from Moshoeshoe's capital in Thaba Bosiu to a police camp on the northwest border, Maseru, until administration of Basutoland was transferred to the Cape Colony in 1871. Moshoeshoe died on 11 March 1870, marking the end of the traditional era and the beginning of the colonial era. He was buried at Thaba Bosiu. In the early years of British rule between 1871 and 1884, Basutoland was treated similarly to other territories that had been forcibly annexed, much to the chagrin of the Basotho. This led to the Gun War in 1881.

In 1884, Basutoland was restored to its status as a protectorate, with Maseru again its capital, but remained under direct rule by a governor, though effective internal power was wielded by traditional chiefs.


Independence (1966–present)

Basutoland gained its independence from Britain and became the Kingdom of Lesotho in 1966.



The Lesotho Government is a parliamentary or constitutional monarchy. The Prime Minister, Tom Thabane, is head of government and has executive authority. The King of LesothoLetsie III, serves a largely ceremonial function; he no longer possesses any



Because of its elevation, Lesotho remains cooler throughout the year than other regions at the same latitude. Most of the rain falls as summer thunderstormsMaseru and surrounding lowlands often reach 30 °C (86 °F) in summer. Winters can be cold with the lowlands getting down to −7 °C (19 °F) and the highlands to −18 °C (0 °F) at times. Snow is common in the highlands between May and September; the higher peaks can experience snowfalls year-round. Lesotho sees 300 days of sunshine every year. 



There are known to be 339 bird species in Lesotho, including 10 globally threatened species and 2 introduced species, 17 reptile species, including geckos, snakes and lizards, and 60 mammal species endemic to Lesotho, including the endangered white-tailed rat.

Lesotho flora is Alpine, due to the high and mountainous terrain.

Lesotho has a dinosaur named after it. The Lesothosaurus evolved in the early Jurassic period, just over 200 million years ago. Early fossils were uncovered in Lesotho.In 2017, one of the largest dinosaur footprints ever found was discovered in Lesotho. Measuring 57cm, the footprint comes from a dinosaur named Kayentapus ambrokholohali. A relative of the Tyrannosaurus rex, it is estimated to be 2.7m tall and 9m long, making it one of the largest dinosaurs to ever roam Africa.


Lesotho is geographically surrounded by South Africa and economically integrated with it. The economy of Lesotho is based on agriculture, livestock, manufacturing and mining, and depends heavily on inflows of workers' remittances and receipts from the Southern African Customs Union (SACU). The majority of households subsist on farming. The formal sector employment consists mainly of female workers in the apparel sector, male migrant labour, primarily miners in South Africa for three to nine months, and employment by the Government of Lesotho (GOL). The western lowlands form the main agricultural zone. Almost 50 percent of the population earn income through informal crop cultivation or animal husbandry with nearly two-thirds of the country's income coming from the agricultural sector.

Lesotho has taken advantage of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) to become the largest exporter of garments to the US from sub-Saharan Africa.  US brands and retailers sourcing from Lesotho include: Foot Locker, Gap, Gloria Vanderbilt, JCPenney, Levi Strauss, Saks, Sears, Timberland and Wal-Mart. 

Water and diamonds are Lesotho's significant natural resources. Water is used through the 21-year, multibillion-dollar Lesotho Highlands Water Project(LHWP), under the authority of the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority. The project commenced in 1986. The LHWP is designed to capture, store, and transfer water from the Orange River system to South Africa's Free State and greater Johannesburg area, which features a large concentration of South African industry, population, and agriculture. Completion of the first phase of the project has made Lesotho almost completely self-sufficient in the production of electricity and generated approximately US$70 million in 2010 from the sale of electricity and water to South Africa. The World BankAfrican Development BankEuropean Investment Bank, and many other bilateral donors financed the project.

Diamonds are produced at the Letšeng, Mothae, Liqhobong, and Kao mines, which combined are estimated to produce 240,000 carats of diamonds in 2014, worth US$300 million. The Letšeng mine is estimated to produce diamonds with an average value of US$2172/carat, making it the world’s richest mine on an average price per carat basis. 

In 1957, a South African adventurer, colonel Jack Scott, accompanied by a young man named Keith Whitelock, set out prospecting for diamonds. They found their diamond mine at 3,100 m elevation, on top of the Maluti Mountains in northeastern Lesotho, some 70 km from Mokhotlong at Letšeng. In 1967, a 601-carat (120.2 g) diamond (Lesotho Brown) was discovered in the mountains by a Mosotho woman. In August 2006, a 603-carat (120.6 g) white diamond, the Lesotho Promise, was discovered at the Letšeng-la-Terae mine. Another 478-carat (95.6 g) diamond was discovered at the same location in 2008.

The official currency is the loti (plural: maloti), but can be used interchangeably with the South African rand.



Lesotho has a population of approximately 2,203,821. The population distribution of Lesotho is 25 percent urban and 75 percent rural.



The main language, Sesotho, is also the first official and administrative language, and it is what Basotho speak on an ordinary basis.



The population of Lesotho is estimated to be more than 95 percent Christian. Protestants account for 50 percent of the population. Roman Catholics represent nearly 40 percent of the population.


Education and literacy

According to recent estimates, 85 percent of women and 68 percent of men over the age of 15 are literate. As such, Lesotho holds one of the highest literacy rates in Africa, in part because Lesotho invests over 12 percent of its GDP in education. Unlike in most other countries, in Lesotho female literacy (84.93 percent) exceeds male literacy (67.75 percent) by 17.18 percentage points.



Life expectancy at birth in Lesotho in 2016 was 51 years for men and 55 for women.



Traditional musical instruments include lekolulo, a kind of flute used by herding boys, setolo-tolo, played by men using their mouth, and the woman's stringed thomo.

The national anthem of Lesotho is "Lesotho Fatše La Bo-ntata Rona", which literally translates into "Lesotho, Land of Our Fore-Fathers".

The traditional style of housing in Lesotho is called a mokhoro. Many older houses, especially in smaller towns and villages, are of this type, with walls usually constructed from large stones cemented together. Baked mud bricks and especially concrete blocks are also used nowadays, with thatched roofs still common, although often replaced by corrugated roofing sheets.

Traditional attire revolves around the Basotho blanket, a thick covering made primarily of wool. The blankets are ubiquitous throughout the country during all seasons, and worn differently by men and women.



The cuisine of Lesotho includes African traditions and British influences. The national dish of Lesotho is Motoho, a fermented sorghum porridge eaten throughout the country.


Traditional food

Because Lesotho has limited food resources, a majority of families in the country raise their own food and livestock to support themselves and their families.

Some staple foods include pap-pap, a cornmeal porridge covered with a sauce consisting of various vegetables. Tea and locally brewed beer are popular choices for beverages.


In popular media

2018 film Black Panther director Ryan Coogler stated that his depiction of Wakanda was inspired by Lesotho. Basotho blankets also became more known as a result of the film.

An episode of Who Wants to be a Millionaire? had Lesotho as the correct answer to the $1 million question. ("Which of the following landlocked countries has its borders completely contained in another country?")


Dates & Times


8 APRIL - 18 APRIL 2021



  • 11h00: International team transfer from O.T. International Airport in Johannesburg to Lesotho. (6 hours).

  • International teams must do all shopping before transfer to resort. No shops in vicinity of resort.

  • Advisable that international teams arrive in Johannesburg on Wednesday and do food shopping on Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning before transfer departure.

  • All teams to check in at Afriski Mountain Resort.

  • 8h00: Event administration, Team Registration and Equipment inspection.

  • 12h00: Team race briefing

  • 14h00: Media briefing

  • 17h00: Opening ceremony and teams welcoming.

  • 7h00: Re-supply boxes hand in, 

  • 7h00: Packed cycle boxes hand in. 

  • 7h00: Packed kayak bags hand in.

  • 10h00: Logistical team to depart to start area.



  • 2h00: Bus transport for all teams to start area (6 hours)

  • 8h00: Teams to unpack cycles from cycle boxes at start area

  • 8h30: Flag parade.

  • 9h00: Start of Expedition Africa 2020 Lesotho, Kingdom in the Sky.



  • 17h00. Awards ceremony and dinner.

  • 6h00: International teams bus transfer to O.R. Tambo international Airport, Johannesburg.

  • Onwards flights only to be booked from 14h00 from O. R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg.

  • Accommodation check out for all teams and departure.


Airport Transfers, Airport Hotels and Host Resort


  • Free transfers for international teams from O. R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to the host resort in Lesotho are provided in the entry fee.
  • South African teams can use their own transport to the host resort, and park their vehicles at the resort for the duration of the race.
  • South African teams who requires an airport transfer from O. R. Tambo International Airport to the host resort in Lesotho  can book a transfer at stephan@kinetic-events.co.zaCost will be R 500 one way.
  • AVIATOR HOTEL O.R. TAMBO - 3 Star (Smaller private Hotel) - website: https://www.theaviator.co.za - family room with 1 double bed and an inter-leading room with 2* single beds - 4 * adults allowed - including 4 * breakfasts - location not as great, but hotel is good - R 2090 - email: reservations@theaviator.co.za - 5% discount on website - free transfer with cycle box, must book - Festival Mall for shopping, 2 km from hotel, taxi from reception.

  • CITY LODGE AIRPORT3 Star (big chain hotel) - website:https://clhg.com/hotels/152/City-Lodge-Hotel-OR-Tambo-International-Airport  - 2 pax in a room -  more expensive hotel but on airport premises - R 5520 for 4 pax - including breakfast - no shuttle, walk to hotel  with trolley and store cycle box at hotel - Eastrand Mall for shopping, 6km from hotel, taxi from reception. 

  • EMPERORS METCOURT3 Star (big chain hotel) - website: https://www.emperorspalace.com/hotels/peermont-metcourt-hotel4 pax in family room (1 * king bed and 2 single beds) - include 4 breakfasts - next to Emperors Palace casino - R 3088 for 4 pax in 1 room - free transfer with cycle box, must book - Eastrand Mall for shopping, 3km from hotel, taxi from reception.

  • Good restaurant at all 3 hotels.

  • Swimming pool at all 3 hotels.



  • Afriski Mountain Resort. https://www.afriski.net/.
  • See next ACCOMMODATION tab for reservations.
  • Teams will check in to this resort for 10 days and this resort will also host the finish area.
  • A buffet dinner will be served on Thursday night of arrival, we wil contact teams for bookings, closer to time.

AFRISKI MOUNTAIN RESORT is the only skiing resort in Lesotho, located 3050 m above sea-level (just below Mahlasela Pass, 3222 m) in the Maluti Mountains, operating in Southern Africa near the northern border of Lesotho and South Africa. It is one of only two ski resorts in southern Africa. The resort is a 4.5-hour drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria via the steep tarred Moteng Pass and the Mahlasela pass; it sits along Highway A1. The resort can accommodate about 320 people in various types of accommodation. Depending on your budget, teams can book in to luxury chalets to basic backpackers lodging.


It is a little-known fact that people have been skiing in various Southern African mountain ranges since 1929. One of the most ideally-suited locations are the Maluti mountains in the Kingdom of Lesotho. A lot has changed since 1929 and from 2004 modern snow-making facilities and lifts to Afriski were introduced, which allowed skiing and snowboarding to flourish. The resort operates much as a European ski village, including all the essential components for a great ski holiday with accommodation, ski equipment, snow passes, ski school, hospitality etc.

The resort offers a 1 km ski slope, beginners’ slope and operates during the winter months (June–August).



When the last of the snow has left the Maluti mountains and the weather heats up, Afriski shifts gear. The natural mountain landscape is a perfect destination for all outdoorsmen, and Afriski becomes a hub of mountain biking, trail-running, guided enduro motorbike trips, paintball, hiking, 4×4 activities and now Adventure Racing.



Sky Restaurant is the highest restaurant in Africa and has a relaxed atmosphere, a family-friendly menu, and a real Austrian feel. Sky is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and our menu provides for all tastes from homemade burgers to pizzas fresh from the oven, and delicious steaks, to more traditional, homely meals. With a dedicated Kiddies Menu, there is something for everyone, both young and old. The friendly Sky staff will have you feeling happy and relaxed while you fill up on delicious food and soak up the warm atmosphere. Take-away options are also available, with our pizza being a very popular choice in that regard. Come and join us for a unique ‘dine in the sky’ experience.

Accommodation Booking


  • Accommodation cost are not part of the entry fee.

  • See list of accommodation below, see link to website to view each type of accommodation.

  • Select accommodation choice and email Stephan at stephan@kinetic-events.co.za to reserve it. DO NOT CONTACT RESORT DIRECTLY.

  • Email Stephan at stephan@kinetic-events.co.za if you need to find out more about the room bed configuration.

  • Add payment with entry fee only after you have secured an entry.

  • Reservation will be held for one week. If no payment is received, accommodation will be opened for reservations again.

  • All accommodation price packages indicated below is for ten nights stay. No shorter options.

  • Check in Thursday 8 April and check out Sunday 18 April. No checking out during event. 

  • Teams can share accommodation, i.e. two teams in one chalet.

  • Family and supporters can also share accommodation with teams.



The chalets, apartments and backpackers have self catering facilities. The lodge rooms have no self catering facilities - Teams can eat all meals in restaurant.
CHALETS (SELF CATERING) - LINK: https://www.afriski.net/accommodation/chalets/
  1. COURCHEVEL: R 16 000. Sleeps 10 people / 4 rooms / 4 double beds / 1 bunk bed. - TEAM MIGHTY ACE

  2. MERIBEL: R 13 000. Sleeps 8 people / 3 rooms / 2 double beds / 2 bunk beds. - TEAM OUT THE GREEN BOX ORIGINALS

  3. DAVOS: R 16 000. Sleeps 10 people / 4 rooms / 4 double beds / 1 bunk bed.  - TEAM MERRELL NYAMEZELA

  4. IMOYA: R 16 000. Sleeps 10 people / 4 rooms / 3 double beds / 2 bunk beds. - TEAM ADDICTED2ADVENTURE.CO.ZA

  5. ST. MORITZ: R 16 000. Sleeps 11 people / 4 rooms / 3 double beds / 1 single bed / 2 bunk beds. - TEAM NAMAQUA -CARITAS

  6. CHAMONIX: R 13 000. Sleeps 8 people / 3 rooms / 2 double beds / 2 bunk beds.  - TEAM K4

  7. INNSBRUCK: R 13 000. Sleeps 8 people / 3 rooms /1 double bed / 2 bunk beds / 2 single beds. - TEAM GRUMPY BEARS AR

  8. PARK CITY: R 16 000. Sleeps 10 people / 4 rooms / 3 double beds / 2 bunk beds. - TEAM DAR DINGLE

  9. SEEFELD: R 13 000. Sleeps 8 people / 3 rooms / 1 double bed / 2 bunk beds / 2 single beds. - TEAM MERRELL

  10. ST.JOHAN:  R 10 000. Sleeps 6 people / 2 rooms / 1 double bed / 2 bunk beds. - TEAM DSV CYANOSIS

  11. LILLYHAMMER: R 14 000. Sleeps 8 people / 5 rooms / 1 double bed / 2 single beds / 2 bunk beds. - TEAM SLEEPY DRAGONS

  12. NEPAL: R 13 000. Sleeps 8 people / 3 rooms / 2 double beds / 2 bunk beds. - TEAM POWERBAR SWISS EXPLORERS

  13. MOTSWALE: R 16 000. Sleeps 10 people / 5 rooms / 3 double beds / 2 single beds / 1 bunk bed. - TEAM TRUFFLE HUNTERS

APARTMENTS (SELF CATERING) - LINK: https://www.afriski.net/accommodation/apartments/
  1. ASPEN BOTTOM: R 9 000. Sleeps 6 people / 3 rooms / 2 double beds / 2 single beds. - TEAM SWISS / UK ADVENTURERS  

  2. ASPEN MIDDLE: R 12 000. Sleeps 8 people / 4 rooms / 2 double beds / 4 single beds. - TEAM ELGIN ROOKIES

  3. ASPEN TOP: R 12 000. Sleeps 8 people / 2 rooms / 2 double beds / 4 single beds. - TEAM THUNDERBOLT AR

  4. COURCHEVEL: R 6 000. Sleeps 4 people / 2 rooms / 2 double beds. -  400 TEAM NATUREX

  5. ALPES D'HUES:  R 3 500. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds.  - TEAM TWOBANANADAY

  6. ALPES D'HUES: R 3 500. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds. - TEAM TWOBANANADAY

  7. ALPES D'HUES: R 6 500. Sleeps 4 people / 1 room / 1 double bed / 1 bunk bed. - TEAM MOXIE RACERS

  8. ALPES D'HUES: R 3 500. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 1 double bed.  - TEAM X TEAM

  9. ALPES D'HUES: R 3 500. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 1 double bed.  - TEAM X TEAM

PARKHOME STYLE APARTMENTS (SELF CATERING): https://www.afriski.net/accommodation/apartments/
  1. WHISTLER: R 12000. Sleeps 8 people / 3 rooms / 2 double beds / 4 single beds.  -TEAM ABSOLU RAID / PLEINOUEST-RAIDAVENTURE

  2. WHISTLER: R 12000. Sleeps 8 people / 3 rooms / 2 double beds / 4 single beds. - TEAM SWEDISH ARMED FORCES

  3. WHISTLER: R 12000. Sleeps 8 people / 3 rooms / 2 double beds / 4 single beds. - TEAM EAST WIND

  4. WHISTLER: R 12000. Sleeps 8 people / 3 rooms / 2 double beds / 4 single beds. - TEAM LADY AND THE TRAMP

  5. WHISTLER: R 6500. Sleeps 4 people / 2 rooms / 1 double bed / 2 single beds. -  TEAM ENDURANCE LIFE UK

  6. WHISTLER: R 6500. Sleeps 4 people / 2 rooms / 1 double bed / 2 single beds. - TEAM ADVENTURE LIFE

  7. WHISTLER: R 6500. Sleeps 4 people / 2 rooms / 1 double bed / 2 single beds.  - TEAM URUGUAY NATURAL US

  8. WHISTLER: R 6500. Sleeps 4 people / 2 rooms / 1 double bed / 2 single beds. - TEAM ADEORUN

  9. WHISTLER: R 6500. Sleeps 4 people / 2 rooms / 1 double bed / 2 single beds. - TEAM DSA ANTONY-CFGJARRY

  10. WHISTLER: R 6500. Sleeps 4 people / 2 rooms / 1 double bed / 2 single beds. - TEAM RUSTPROOF

  11. WHISTLER: R 6500. Sleeps 4 people / 2 rooms / 1 double bed / 2 single beds. - TEAM THISABILITY

  12. WHISTLER: R 6500. Sleeps 4 people / 2 rooms / 1 double bed / 2 single beds. - TEAM VALMO RAID

  13. WHISTLER: R 6500. Sleeps 4 people / 2 rooms / 1 double bed / 2 single beds. - TEAM SLEEPY DRAGONS

  14. WHISTLER: R 3000. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds. 

  15. WHISTLER: R 3000. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds. 

  16. WHISTLER: R 3000. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds. 

  17. WHISTLER: R 3000. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds. 

  18. WHISTLER: R 3000. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds. 

  19. WHISTLER: R 3000. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds. 

  20. WHISTLER: R 3000. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds. 

  21. WHISTLER: R 3000. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds. 

  22. WHISTLER: R 3000. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds. 

  23. WHISTLER: R 3000. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds. 

  24. WHISTLER: R 3000. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds. 

  25. WHISTLER: R 3000. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds. 

  26. WHISTLER: R 3000. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds. 

  27. WHISTLER: R 3000. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds. 

  28. WHISTLER: R 3000. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds. - TEAM BREDELL

  29. WHISTLER: R 3000. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds. - TEAM BREDELL

  30. WHISTLER: R 3000. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds. - TEAM BUCKET OF HOPE

  31. WHISTLER: R 3000. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds. - TEAM BUCKET OF HOPE

  32. WHISTLER: R 3000. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds. - TEAM SMART ENDURANCE

  33. WHISTLER: R 3000. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds. - TEAM SMART ENDURANCE

  34. WHISTLER: R 3000. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds.

  35. WHISTLER: R 3000. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds.

  36. WHISTLER: R 3000. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds. - TEAM SANLAM PAINTED WOLF

  37. WHISTLER: R 3000. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds. - TEAM SANLAM PAINTED WOLF

  38. WHISTLER: R 3000. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds. - TEAM THISABILITY

  39. WHISTLER: R 3000. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds.

  40. WHISTLER: R 3000. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds.

  41. WHISTLER: R 3000. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds. - TEAM JABBERWOCK

  42. WHISTLER: R 3000. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds. - TEAM JABBERWOCK

  43. WHISTLER: R 3000. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds.

  1. TIROL 1: R 6 500. Sleeps 5 people / 1 room / 1 double bed / 1 single bed / 1 bunk bed. - TEAM YETI

  2. TIROL 2: R 6 500. Sleeps 5 people / 1 room / 1 double bed / 1 single bed / 1 bunk bed. - TEAM  CAPE LEOPARD TRUST

  3. TIROL 3: R 5 000. Sleeps 4 people / 1 room / 2 single beds / 1 bunk bed. -  SEIKLUSHUNT AR TEAM

  4. TIROL 4: R 5 000. Sleeps 4 people / 1 room / 2 single beds / 1 bunk bed. 

  5. TIROL 5: R 5 000. Sleeps 4 people / 1 room / 2 single beds / 1 bunk bed. 

  6. TIROL 6: R 5 000. Sleeps 4 people / 1 room / 2 single beds / 1 bunk bed. 

  7. TIROL 7: R 5 000. Sleeps 4 people / 1 room / 2 double bed / 1 bunk bed. 

  8. TIROL 8: R 5 000. Sleeps 4 people / 1 room / 2 single beds / 1 bunk bed. 

  9.  TIROL 9: R 2 500. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 1 double bed. - TEAM AAS KADAVERS

  10. TIROL 10: R 5 000. Sleeps 4 people / 1 room / 1 double bed / 1 bunk bed.

  11. TIROL 11: R 2 500. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 1 double bed. - TEAM SLEEPY DRAGONS

  12. TIROL 12: R 2 500. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 1 double bed / 1 bunk bed.

  13. VAIL 1: R 2 500. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds.  - TEAM FATHER AND SON

  14. VAIL 2: R 2 500. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds. - TEAM HARD DAYS NIGHT

  15. VAIL 5: R 2 500. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 1 double bed. - TEAM SKETCHY PIRATES

  16. VAIL 6: R 2 500. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds. - TEAM HARD DAYS NIGHT

  17. VAIL 7: R 4 500. Sleeps 4 people / 4 single beds. - TEAM ANTIMATTER

  18. VAIL 9: R 2 500. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 1 double bed. - TEAM SKETCHY PIRATES

  19. VAIL 10: R 2 500. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 2 single beds. - TEAM SKETCHY PIRATES

  20. VAIL 11: R 4 500. Sleeps 4 people / 1 room / 2 single beds / 1 bunk bed. - TEAM BSB

  1. ANDORRA: R 10 000. Sleeps 10 people / 2 rooms / 5 bunk beds. - TEAM ANGER MANAGEMENT

  1. ROOM 3: R 3 000. Sleeps 4 people / 1 room / 2 bunk beds.

  2. ROOM 4: R 3 000. Sleeps 4 people / 1 room / 2 bunk beds.

  3. ROOM 5: R 3 000. Sleeps 4 people / 1 room / 2 bunk beds.

  4. ROOM 6: R 6 000. Sleeps 8 people / 1 room / 4 bunk beds.

  5. ROOM 8: R 6 000. Sleeps 8 people / 1 room / 2 bunk beds.

  6. ROOM 9: R 3 000. Sleeps 4 people / 1 room / 2 bunk beds.

  7. ROOM 10: R 3 000. Sleeps 4 people / 1 room / 2 bunk beds.

  8. ROOM 11: R 3 000. Sleeps 4 people / 1 room / 2 bunk beds.

  9. ROOM 12: R 3 000. Sleeps 4 people / 1 room / 2 bunk beds.

  10. ROOM 13: R 1 500. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 1 bunk beds.

  11. ROOM 14: R 3 000. Sleeps 4 people / 1 room / 2 bunk beds. -  TEAM AGDE RAID AVENTURE

  12. ROOM 15: R 3 000. Sleeps 4 people / 1 room / 2 bunk beds.

  13. ROOM 16: R 3 000. Sleeps 4 people / 1 room / 2 bunk beds.

  14. ROOM 17: R 3 000. Sleeps 4 people / 1 room / 2 bunk beds.

  15. ROOM 18: R 1 500. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 1 bunk beds.

  16. ROOM 19: R 1 500. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 1 bunk beds.

  17. ROOM 20: R 1 500. Sleeps 2 people / 1 room / 1 bunk beds.

  18. ROOM 21: R 3 000. Sleeps 4 people / 1 room / 2 bunk beds.

  19. ROOM 22: R 3 000. Sleeps 4 people / 1 room / 2 bunk beds.

  20. ROOM 23: R 3 000. Sleeps 4 people / 1 room / 2 bunk beds.

  21. ROOM 24: R 3 000. Sleeps 4 people / 1 room / 2 bunk beds.

Distance, Route and Disciplines


  • The expedition will cover approximately 500 km. Winning team 72 hours (sleep excluded), last team six days.

  • Donkey activity = 6 km

  • Horse riding = 5 km

  • Mountain biking 50 % = 230 km (approx) - one MTB leg.

  • Trekking 40% = 181 km (approx)

  • Kayaking 10% = 45 km (approx).

  • 7 legs with 6 transitions. 4 transitions with hot water.

  • More accurate distances of individual legs will be released at registration and at Expedition briefing.

  • All teams will be able to finish before Saturday night awards ceremony



  • Horse riding - teams will be provided with 4 Lesotho horses with saddles. Teams that are not competent horse riders can walk their horses on this leg.

  • Mountain biking – teams should be prepared for a range of riding including single track, steep hills, gravel roads and sealed roads.

  • Trekking – will involve traveling by foot through rugged and diverse terrain. 

  • Kayaking - each team will receive a 2 double Fluid kayaks http://www.fluidkayaks.com/project/synergy-recreational-kayak/

  • Orienteering – orienteering is an extremely important part of the race. The course is not marked and teams are required to navigate using maps. 



  • Maps supplied will be 1:50 000 topographical maps.

  • Teams will copy route on to maps from a master map as Expedition progresses. Information on this will be given at briefing.

  • Google maps may also be supplied for navigation on certain legs.

  • Waterproofing of maps is essential.

  • Stationary to prepare route on map is needed. Different colours pens, sellotape, scissors etc. Two sets to be placed in both re-supply boxes.

  • Maps will not be replaced if team misplaces maps.

Cycles Boxes and Re-supply boxes


  • Teams must provide their own waterproof cycle boxes for cycle transport.

  • Maximum dimensions allowed: 1400 x 800 x 300 mm

  • Maximum weight limit for one packed cycle box is 30 kg.

  • The cycle boxes must have handles on the sides to enable the volunteers to carry it.

  • The organisers will transport the cycles from transition to transition.



  • The organisers will provide teams with 2 re-supply boxes each at the start in which to pack gear and food.

  • Teams will need to plan meticulously all their equipment and sustenance, and then pack them into their re-supply boxes.

  • Size of the re-supply box is - 160 liter. (81 cm long * 37 cm wide * 40 cm high). Maximum packed weight 25 kg.

  • Only boxes supplied by the organizers may be used, teams can't use their own re-supply boxes.

  • The organizers will move these boxes to various points on the route.

  • Boxes will be available at designated transition areas somewhere on route. The position of these transition areas will be indicated in the adventure book.

  • Re-supply boxes needs to be secured with cable ties by the teams before being moved by the organisers.

Competency Required


  • At least two members of the team must be capable of navigating by compass and map during the day and night. The team must be able to orientate a map, identify grid references on a map, take a bearing between two points on a map, and understand the impact of magnetic declination.

  • The teams must be able to describe what your team will do if it became lost.

  • At least one member of the team must hold a minimum qualification of Level One First Aid.

  • All team members must be suitably competent in all the disciplines included in the event as specified by the race organizer and be able to complete the event without any assistance from any person other than their own team members.

  • Swim 100 m of any stroke.

  • Be able to attach their own harness and descending device to a fixed rope and complete the descent under control and safely. 

  • By entering this event, teams acknowledge that they are competent in all skills as stated above to complete such an event.

Equipment required and Inspection



Click HERE for the list of Compulsory Competitor Equipment (download & save a copy)









Event Rules & Regulations & Personal Responsibility



Click HERE for the ARWS rules & regulations (download & save a copy)


  •  I understand and acknowledge that participating in this event is a dangerous activity. I am aware and understand the activities I will be involved in. I am aware of the hazards involved and acknowledge that there is always risk of injury (including permanent injury, mental injury, paralysis and death). In my judgment I have sufficient competence, knowledge, common sense, experience, survival skills and equipment to participate in all the event activities in a manner safe to myself and others.
  • I understand and agree that, in the first instance, I am responsible for the provision of first aid to myself and those around me, I know and accept that rescue by the organisers, or emergency services, may not be possible immediately (e.g.: Night, rain, equipment failure, other rescue etc.)
  • If I get to a point in the course that I believe the level of inherent risk is unacceptable for me, and I am not confident in completing it safely, it is my responsibility to take action. I must choose an alternate route, avoid the hazard, or even withdraw from that leg or the race. I accept this self-responsibility.
  • Use common sense to “assess” areas for personal safety
  • I and my whole team have read this paragraph, understand it and indemnify the event organiser against all claims.

Eco Awareness


Teams are to adhere to the following stipulations at all times:

  • All waste is to be carried to the closest transition for disposal.

  • Human waste is to be buried between 20 and 25 cm below the soil surface.

  • Picking of flowers, cutting of walking sticks and/or any damage to the natural vegetation (even though they might appear to be dead) is prohibited. The making of fires, whatever the circumstances and no matter how small, are prohibited along the entire route.

  • No tree, rock etc. may be defaced in any manner.

  • Be polite and courteous to local inhabitants. Pass quietly through settlements, especially at night.


Prizes & Awards


  • First mixed team will receive a paid entry for the Adventure Racing World Championships in 2021.

  • All participants will receive local hand made Expedition Africa trophies.