Monthly Archives: December 2013

Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge 2013 – Day 2

Sabrina 2

On Day 2, the SABRINA LOVE Ocean Challenge traditionally moves away from the ‘ocean’, embracing the dramatic inland playground extending inland from Plettenberg Bay. Once again, the owners of the spectacular Kurland Hotel and Polo Estate opened their arms and hearts to welcome all the crew, competitors and kids associated with the event. Proceedings kicked [...]

Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge 2013 – Day 1

Sabrina 1

Once again, the annual SABRINA LOVE Ocean Challenge delivered an unparalleled mix of outdoor fun for the whole family. The beach festival – originally conceptualised by Tony and Suzie Lubner in memory of their daughter Sabrina – is sponsored by Stonehage and Discovery, with all proceeds going to charities supporting disabled children. And if this [...]

Fenn Cape Point Challenge 2013

Fenn CPC

The exhilarating duel between Jasper Mocke and Hank McGregor continued today with the FENN Cape Point Challenge, with extreme sea conditions forcing a change of route to the False Bay side. Mocke drew first blood with a scintillating victory over McGregor during the CAPE TOWN DOWNWIND on Monday, but this time around McGregor proved too [...]

Cape Town Downwind 2013

Downwind

As indyllic a day for a surfski event as you could wish for, I suppose … False Bay delivered blue skies, perfect wind conditions and surging swell for a superb field of paddlers from around the country. Full results and more images will follow soon, but it was once again a strong showing by the [...]

SPUR Adventure Duo & Sprint #3 – Oak Valley

Spur

Silly Season … it is upon us! But before you start dreaming of Xmas feasts and New Year parties, December still has a good few events in store for those dyed-in-the-wool outdoor folks. This past weekend’s SPUR DUO combo (grab a bite of 25km of mountain biking and 6km of trail running) rated pretty high [...]

MTB Road Trip – Mankele

Mankele

Final stop on the 2013 MTB Trail Mapping Mission saw me and Matthew Drew pulling in at Mankele Bike Park, undoubtedly one of SA’s prime MTB destinations. This Mpumalanga spot has been a top trail destination for as long as one could care to remember, and the roots of the sport runs undeniably deep here [...]

MTB Road Trip 2013 – Tranquilitas Trails

Tranquilitas

One of the best surprises of our mini-road trip to map and shoot MTB Routes for my new MTB TRAILS Guide (covering ZKN and SA’s northern provinces) has been Tranquilitas Trails. When I last road Boven around 6 years ago, the route consisted of gravel roads, jeep track and the odd bit of hiking path, [...]

Misty Valley Bike Park

Misty Valley

So, continuing on re that recent MTB road trip … After cranking to our hearts’ along on the trail networks of Howick and Karkloof Mountain Bike Club, we packed the Jeep Patriot (courtesy of Max Cluer and his crew) and headed west, travelling in style towards Mpumalanga. A damn long drive got us to Misty [...]

48hrs in erm … Bikekloof?

Karkloof

Or Trailkloof. Maybe Forestkloof. Definitely not Karkloof, if I had my way renaming this sublime Midlands region … I mean, you don’t want a car here. You want a bike, or maybe even two. One All-Mountain machine with which to shred what must rate as SA’s top singletrack network. And if you’re a gravity rider, [...]