The Expedition Africa Adventure Race has been postponed to next year as a precaution given the current coronavirus outbreak. Afriski Mountain Resort looks forward to welcoming you to the event which is now confirmed for 8-18 April 2021.
Heidi and Stephan Muller – Race Directors
“We are returning to our roots – for us Africa has always been very special and there is no better place than Lesotho – the magnificent Kingdom in the Sky – located in the heart of Africa and filled with passionate people and magnificent landscapes. It’s going to be a very special race for all of us.”
Kinetic Events celebrates 10 years of adventure racing under the Expedition Africa banner by returning to the heart of Africa. A magical race will be created in the Kingdom in the Sky – Lesotho.
Exploring ancient tribal lands and early cattle tracks, the route promises to showcase the remnants of Jurassic grandeur and glacial forging as well as the region’s unspoiled natural resources. To walk where kings and early herdsmen once walked – in the footsteps of legends.
“We invite teams from all over the world who have been part of our journey to join us for this exciting race high in the mountains of Africa,” shared Heidi Muller, race co-director.
The logistics are also massive for this event and will really stretch the organisation and planning in the expansive rural environment,” explained race co-director, Stephan Muller.
“The course will challenge the teams and offer some “once in a lifetime” legs and disciplines, with some sections of the route having never been open to the public before. The course will cover approximately 20% paddling, 30% trekking and 50% cycling and will include ropework and one or two special surprise activities.
The MTB and trekking legs will traverse far-reaching valleys and mountains and navigate teams through rugged National Parks. These include sections the Liphofung Nature Reserve, Tsehlanyane Nature Park and Bokong Nature Reserve. Another highlight will also include a section through the Maluti Drakensberg Park and Kome Caves.
Some of the world’s best teams are expected to secure a place for this unique race. The competition for top honours will be fierce. The race will certainly offer world-class entertainment and will provide the perfect platform to showcase the athletes that form part of the Adventure Racing World Series (ARWS).
The host venue and race village for Expedition Africa 2021 will be Afriski Mountain Resort. This is one of only two ski resorts in Southern Africa. Located at 3050m (10 006 ft) above sea-level, it is the second-highest resort in Africa and boasts adventure-filled activities all year round.
“Amohela ho ‘Muso o Leholimo” – Welcome to the Kingdom in the Sky
Event Programme to be advised.