Outdoors and Travel

Trail Running: Tragedy in China elicits pause, even in Africa

The tragic outcome of the recent Yellow Stone Forest 100km in China has left trail runners and organisers around the world with much to ponder in respect of the potential dangers of a sport, where the “edge and adventure”...

Top pairings at AFRICANX set to spice up the field

With less than 48 hours until the start of the 2021 THIRSTI AFRICANX Trailrun, a host of top Southern African trail, road and cross-country athletes are starting to assemble in the mountain region of Elgin – home to...

SOUTH AFRICA’S 13 PEAKS CHALLENGE

World-class trail running performances are invariably linked to legendary and iconic trail running races. There are some hugely well-known races, like the Western States 100 miler, the Ultra-trail Mont Blanc, or Golden Series events such as Zegama and Sierra...

Elana van Zyl awarded prestigious medal

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon race ambassador and South African athletics legend, Elana van Zyl, was awarded the prestigious Sri Chinmoy Oneness Home Peace Run Torch Bearer Award at Green Point on Saturday - a tribute to her substantial work...

Patagonia has a new CEO. Why should we care?

Patagonia is a world leader in the "responsible outdoor wear" segment. Think "Body Shop for outdoor and recreational clothing and gear". Like most successful companies, Patagonia spends a large amount of money building its brand. This it does not only...

Trail running’s Golden Ticket

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a classic children's book by Roald Dahl, loved by children around the world, in large part due to the excitement created by a contest to win a “golden ticket” which would entitle the...

SPNAfrica to stream Xtreme Outdoors Africa

SPNAfrica’s Outdoors and Travel Channel is to host XOA – Xtreme Outdoors Africa - thanks to a deal with XOA owners Africa InSight Communications, Kenya. XOA is a TV show that follows two African adventurers and their extreme...

Argungu Fishing Festival 2020 – Too close for comfort?

Images from the March 2020 Argungu Fishing Festival have provoked questions over the wisdom of holding such a huge gathering in the face of a growing wordwide Corona pandemic. However, the massive river festival, unrivalled in Africa, and held...