Sponsors and Partners (13)
Marsec International is a learning and development centre of excellence based in the United Kingdom. We provide professional, high class medical support for expeditions and adventure races throughout the world. Our instructors encompass the very best in remote medics with the experience gained from working alongside special forces throughout the world within arctic, jungle and desert terrains
Inspired by the maps of the 15th Century mariners, which have every coastal nuance described and labeled, a group of friends (all enthusiastic wine lovers) decided they were going to embark on an adventure of their own - to make their own wine. Using these ancient maps they sought out a location to plant their vineyards based on their proximity to the sea.
In July 2001 they found it - a somewhat rundown sheep/wheat farm of about 800ha a few kilometers from the tip of Africa. The adventure of planting and nurturing their own vineyards began. Just four years later the farm has 67ha under vines, a modern winery and has achieved exactly what these modern day adventurers set out to do - they produced their first three vintages of distinctive wines - a First Sighting Sauvignon Blanc, a First Sighting Pinot Noir, a First Sighting Shiraz as well as a Strandveld Sauvignon Blanc, Strandveld Shiraz and a Strandveld Adamastor.
Helderberg Cycle World
Helderberg Cycle World (technical support)
Helderberg Cycle World is a leading cycle store in Somerset West, Western Cape. They stock a wide range of mountain bikes, road bikes and supplementary gear. Leading cycle brands that you will find in the Helderberg Cycle World store include Merida, Scott, Specialized and GT. Sales are backed up with a full service workshop with professional technicians. The friendly team at Helderberg Cycle World will have a workshop at each overnight expedition village during the Cape Outback MTB Expedition. They also offer a full maintenance package for the the expedition.
Tracks4Africa (T4A) is a company that has taken on the task of mapping Africa... one day at a time. T4A believes that the only way to reliably and accurately map Africa is to put the task of land surveying in the hands of experienced and responsible eco-travellers who are in touch with conditions on the ground. Through its T4A Data Community as well as other partnerships, T4A is mapping the entire African continent. The mapping and tracking of the Cape Outback route was done in partnership with Tracks4Africa.
AVO Orange (logistics and crew support)
AVO Orange adventure travel is a South African based tour operator specializing in overland adventure travel in Sub Saharan Africa. AVO Orange was established in 2008 by Ted Liebenberg. The company’s overland truck charter division supplies equipment, vehicles and crew to travel agencies and individual groups that would like the freedom of creating their own itineraries. Their passion for the outdoors has seen Avo Orange Adventures has grown into the active adventure market as well as movie logistical support.
The International Academy for Leadership through Adventure presents a balanced gap year programme with professional instructors. The iALA programme is a one year programme and is hosted from Hermanus to Stellenbosch and all the way to the Kruger National Park. The programme includes scuba diving, skippers licence, sea- and veld survival, mountain biking, first aid, weapons handling, hunting skills, community service, public speaking, career guidance and much more. Students are catered for with accommodation, transport, food and certain equipment. All the iALA students are volunteers on the Cape Outback as part of their event management module.
Nuwejaars River Nature Reserve
The Nuwejaars River Nature Reserve consists of a mosaic of isolated patches of high potential agricultural land separated by stretches of rare and endemic lowland fynbos and wetlands on the northern boundary of the Agulhas National Park. This newly established special management area is the culmination of four years of joint planning by 20 landowners on the Agulhas Plain, including the Elim Community, and Agulhas Biodiversity Initiative. The aim is to ensure sustainable development and biodiversity conservation within the defined zones, with the ultimate vision of establishing a new protected area while providing benefits for all the inhabitants of the region.
Nona Rosa Bush Camp
The Nona Rosa Bush Camp is a little gem of a private camp site, tucked away on the banks of the Slangrivier, more or less halfway between Witsand and Heidelberg. The Nona Rosa Bush Camp is the kind of place where the human battery can be recharged. Its location makes it an ideal weekend breakaway where you can hike, mountain bike and swim in rock pools during the day and soak up the starry skies at night.
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