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Old Faithful Travels to Botswana and Namibia

Purros to Kyalami. Embarking on the final leg of our journey, my feelings were mixed. Sad that we would soon be leaving this incredible and wild wonderland, but happy to be returning home to share our memories and photos with family and friends. Xen and I had now traveled 3700km in three weeks and our homeward journey would see us leaving Epupa Falls and heading to Purros, then Palmwag via the Orange Drum, through Botswana and all the way home to Kyalami.

Cape to Cairo on Two 200cc Motomia Motorcycles

The 'made in China' sticker can be found on more than half of the goods we own these days and let’s be honest, the association is not always a positive one. But, the price is cheap and in today’s tough economy that is exactly what we need. When thinking about motorcycles we immediately think about BMW, KTM, Yamaha, Honda and Kawasaki, to name only a few; all are good quality and very expensive.

Snowboarding in Méribel, France

The sign at the train station in Moutiers read, Welcome to arguably the biggest ski area in the world. It was pretty awesome to be here, at such a impressive landmark, and I had great expectations for the week ahead, the second of our three-week skiing holiday in Europe.

Tanzanian Daredevils

Having made our way from Zanzibar, amidst much adventure and hardships, the big day for the crossing to Tanzania was 21 December. We wanted to set out early to ensure we made the gap while it was still light, however low tide had left all the water craft stranded on the beach, including ours. There was no other option but to wait!

Hope. Pray. Paddle.

In the last issue of DO IT NOW, Flip, Christo and I had set ourselves the challenge of becoming the first people to circumnavigate the island of Zanzibar by Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) unsupported. Leaving a wintery Cape Town, we arrived in Zanzibar and set sail for Kwenda, turned southwards towards Mangapwani and then Fumba, one of Zanzibar's most beautiful and secluded beaches.

Tripping the Tugela Canyon

It is difficult to find in life any event which so effectually condenses intense nervous sensation into the shortest possible space of time as does the work of shooting or running an immense rapid. - Sir William Francis Butler, 1872

Tunnel Time!

Imagine doing 80 skydives in an hour. Having a mirror to check your body position in and a coach to watch and give you feedback the whole time, or quickly switch with you so they can demo the move before you hop straight back into the airflow to experiment and try again. This is just the beginning of what you can do in the tunnel, besides all the skills you learn.

Chasing Records

In early November 2011 I embarked on a paragliding trip to Prieska, in the Northern Cape, with the aim of setting a new XC flight distance world record. Accompanying me was Steven, aka 'Faulty', and Philip Gardner, another keen fellow pilot, who offered to assist as the retrieve driver and winch operator.

Railay - Thai Something Different

When most people think of traveling to Thailand there are a few names that pop up with excruciating regularity. Names such as Phuket, Phi Phi and Bangkok are the usual haunts for millions of tourists visiting the southeast Asian kingdom each year. But what most of these visitors don't realize is that, as beautiful as these destinations are, the best of Thailand remains hidden behind magnificent wild hills.

Take a Quantum Leap

Since I started racing in 1998, I've been planning this race - I just didn't realise it at the time… Having competed with Team Energy in well over 30 x 200km, six x 500km and many 60km plus races, it finally came about after completing a third and consecutive2400km Freedom Challenge mountain bike race across South Africa in 2011.

Ice Hockey - the coolest sport around

Ice hockey is a sport that many South African's aren't very familiar with because it's not as well recognised as some of our other mainstream sports. However, that doesn't make it any less thrilling to watch or support. With more than 800 players from U10 to seniors across the country playing in teams at ice rinks in Gauteng, KZN and the Western Cape, South African ice hockey is growing, especially amongst the youth.

Langebaan Down Wind Dash

The 27th running of the prestigious Langebaan Down Wind Dash, from Langebaan to Saldanha, was held on 14 January. Reputed to be the biggest kite and windsurfing event in the world, it lived up to its reputation with 260 entries, including a large contingent of international participants.

Riders of the Surf

Scottburgh is a quiet little town on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, nestled into the coastal dunes amongst the sugar cane fields. The beach is a curving crescent of white sand that arcs into the small river, which outlets just inside a rocky point.

Record Entries for Drak Challenge

Paddling the Drak is like having an affair with a really wild,, stormy and tempestuous lover. When it's good, it's insanely good, and even when it's bad it's just as intense and memorable. You learn to take all the extremes and love them, as well as get used to the cold shoulders and icy stares because it goes with the turf. After all, you know why you are there ...

Curtis Aces Dakar

A challenge for those who go. A dream for those who stay behind. - Thierry Sabine, founder of the Dakar Rally. Sooner than expected the famed and feared Dakar Rally arrived. The last few months had flown by as I scurried around with some lastminute preparations for this 15 day, 9000km race. What gear to take? What spare parts would I need?

MTN National MTB SERIES 3 Races, 3 Experiences

While celebrating New Year in Lesotho with my girl, all I could think of was the upcoming 2012 MTN National Marathon Series. The first leg was scheduled for 28 January in Barberton, Mpumalanga, and it is considered to be one of the best events in the series. My thoughts were interlaced with excitement and some trepidation, as I'd had two bad experiences at Barberton last year, and it would soon be time to face my fears.

Great Fishing in the Great Fish River

Our senses, sight, sound, smell and touch, develop a framework in which each individual finds their comfort zone, and these boundaries in turn construct our perceptions. From a fly fishing point of view the perception often is, what we cannot see, we think we cannot catch. Rather ironic as often you will hear anglers justify hours at the water fishing by saying, It is not about catching as much as it is enjoying the outing.

Olifants River Backpacking Trail - A Hiker's Journal, part 2

In the last issue of DO IT NOW, I described my first two days of the Olifants Backpacking Trail through the Kruger Park and the incredible encounters experienced. I now pick up on the trail of my last two memorable days

A love affair with India

Coming home after a long trip is always a strange sensation, one which leaves you feeling slightly disorientated as you attempt to grapple with what you define as 'home' and what being 'homesick' really means

Is your Trust Trustworthy?

It never ceases to amaze me how nonchalant and ill informed people are about planning for the inevitable; death.

SHOOT! A Book - Telling Photo Stories

I'm sure you've heard the old adage stating 'a picture is worth a thousand words'? Well, here's how to make sure the photos from your next event end up telling a complete story.

The fish don't stand a chance

Our appetite for fish is exceeding the oceans' ecological limits with devastating impacts on marine ecosystems.

A Survival Guide to Life in South Africa - The Tough Guy's Hierarchy of Needs, part 2

I have been involved in Martial Arts for more than 35 years. During this time I have spent more than 15 years in the security field working the doors at the wildest nightclubs in Johannesburg and Durban, working undercover in Hillbrow, the crime Mecca of South Africa, and operating in a specialised anti-hijacking unit for more than two years dealing with the kings of South African scum.


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