Mark Sampson

Mark Sampson is a proudly South African gypsy, happiest on the road with camera in hand. Covering outdoor sport and adventure events for a variety of clients he travels to all corners of South Africa in search of unique locations off the beaten track. Passionate about nature, conservation and all things wild.

Motto: Believer in the impossible, dreamer of possibilities.
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  • Reins Park Nature Reserve, Boggomsbaai, Vleesbaai and St Blaize hiking trail

  • The big three

    The afb SOX trail run has once again proved to be a great success. Held from

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  • All it takes is two

    Now in its second year, the Outeniqua Quest is fast establishing itself as

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  • Wild Utopia

    Transkei, Wild Coast, Pondoland. What does the mind’s eye conjure up when it

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  • Challenge accepted!

    Overlooking the Bot River lagoon and distant Indian Ocean, idyllic single

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  • Capturing perfect images

    Mark Sampson is a Cape Town-based event and lifestyle photographer. From

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  • Just the name ‘Hobbit Trail Run’ conjures up ideas of mystical creatures in

  • Just like a fine whiskey that matures and gets better with time, as well as

  • Above the clouds

    It’s almost that time of the year again when all roads lead to Afriski

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  • Photo credit: Mark Sampson

    Tipping point

    Taking place in the backyard of Cape Town’s historical winemaking epicentre

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  • Jakkalswater in Nababeep won’t mean much to most, and a week ago it also

  • Four days, four seasons

    The 2014 Namaqua Quest trail run has come and gone, but will never be

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  • The third edition of the afb SOX Trail Run drew a top-class field.

    What do you get if you take a big dollop of mountains, a sprinkling of

  • Oyster Catcher Trail Run in the Western Cape

    They say if a business makes it past the third year it should survive. In

  • Location, location, location, like most ventures in life, makes for success

  • 11 Epic memories

    The Absa Cape Epic is an incredible race to take part in. Not only is it the

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  • 2014 Absa Cape Epic through the lens

    Many months of preparation and hard training will take you only so far in

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  • The second year of the Oyster Catcher Trail Run, held on 28 and 29 September

  • Rendezvous in the dark

    The spring edition of the Merrell Night Series powered by Black Diamond has

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  • With clear sunny skies, big looming mountains, and friendly faces, the