Expedition Africa 2017 – Baviaans

Expedition Africa 2017 took place in the Kouga and Baviaans areas of the Eastern Cape of South Africa.  The international 500km Adventure race forms part of the Adventure Racing World Series, and included disciplines of Kayaking, trail trekking, cycling, rope work and abseiling.  The diverse route took athletes through the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site of Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve.  Much of the reserve is completely wild and not open to the public, but special permission was granted to route the event through this section, with very specific safety rules to safeguard the teams from wild Buffalo that roam the mountainside.