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Adventure racing bug sweeping through Plett

Published: August 24th, 2018
Adventure racing bug sweeping through Plett

The adventure racing bug is really sweeping through Plettenberg Bay and the Garden Route!

This weekend, at Kinetic Events Africa's Full Moon Kouga race, Plett Adventure Racing Team's Drew Scott and Petrus Maree will be competing in the shorter 120km race. Three additional teams from Plett will also be competing: Team BUCO Adventure, Team 2 Dutchmen, n Chick & n Soutie and Team The Bike Shop Buco Adventure!

We'd like to wish our Plett teams the best of luck as they mountain bike, trek, orienteer and paddle their way through the coming weekend!

If you'd like to follow your teams live, visit www.kinetic-events.live after 11am tomorrow.

You can also follow the Plett Adventure Racing Team on Strava.

Go Plett!


Plett Adventure Racing Team heads out to the 2018 Expedition Africa

Published: May 17th, 2018
Plett Adventure Racing Team heads out to the 2018 Expedition Africa

The Plett Adventure Race Team has left for Expedition Africa, one of the highlights of the Adventure Racing World Series. Cycling, running, paddling and navigating through unfamiliar terrain is just one aspect that these super athletes have to conquer. Plett is once again immensely proud to send into battle the Plett Adventure Race Team: Drew Scott, Andrew Damp, Petrus Maree and Sarah Hearn.

The Namaqua West Coast is probably one of the Cape’s most unique travel destinations. It is a place of iconic beauty and evocative names. This year the Expedition Africa host town will be Vanrhynsdorp and race HQ and registration will be at the Letsatsi Lodge. Contestants from all over ...more


Plett’s weekend warriors – even a little is a lot!

Published: April 13th, 2018
Plett’s weekend warriors – even a little is a lot!

Adventure races vary dramatically from race to race unlike a triathlon where, if you sign up for a sprint triathlon, you know the exact distances and order of events, no matter where it is. In an adventure race, part of the fun is NOT knowing exactly what lies in store until the race starts, writes Patty Butterworth.

Just a few years ago, adventure racing was an obscure sport with a cult-like following. But as more sponsorship and television deals are signed and the sport attracts better athletes, adventure racing has become a more professional and mainstream sport.

The basic rules require teams of four or five, at least one of whom must be a woman, to travel together. If one member can’t ...more


Plett Adventure Racing Team to compete in Canada

Published: September 4th, 2017
Plett Adventure Racing Team to compete in Canada

Plett Tourism would like to welcome Timothy Venn Fey to the Plett Adventure Racing Team squad.

Tim and Petrus Maree will be representing Plett when they race in the Plett colours in Canada by competing in the Raid International Gaspesie race which takes place from September 7 to 10, 2017.

We wish them safe travels and strong racing and look forward to following them during the race. Make Plett proud! #plettadventure #plettitsafeeling

 

 

 

 

 

 


Plett Adventure Racing Team 10th in Expedition Africa 2017

Published: May 20th, 2017
Plett Adventure Racing Team 10th in Expedition Africa 2017

Plett Adventure Racing Team wrap up their Expedition Africa 2017 race placing an impressive 10 out of 39 

The Expedition Africa 2017 adventure race saw team Skylotec Adventure place first on Wednesday, 18th of May after only four days of racing. As they anticipated their several days of catching up on sleep and stuffing themselves to replenish and refuel their minds and bodies, the remaining racers were still dreaming of crossing that line.

Plett Tourism’s sponsored participants, the Plett Adventure Racing Team, crossed the line in 10th place, after 105 hours and 514km of adventure racing.

 

Drew Scott, Kate Southey, Andrew Damp and Petrus Maree, together make up the ...more


VIDEO: Plett Adventure Racing Team on the go

Published: May 17th, 2017
VIDEO: Plett Adventure Racing Team on the go

Straight from the horse's mouth...chatting to the team as they approach T10. Exhausted after a hard night, but they've bounced back after a nap & headed onto their 123km cycle.


Plett Team flying through Expedition Africa 2017

Published: May 17th, 2017
Plett Team flying through Expedition Africa 2017

The start of the fourth day of Expedition Africa dawned as the Plett Adventure Racing Team made their way along the coast from Gamtoos River Mouth into Jeffrey’s Bay to their penultimate transition of the adventure race, Expedition Africa 2017 – Baviaans.

The past few days have seen these incredible athletes trek 140km, cycle 200km and paddle 40km across the Eastern Cape, crossing rivers, peddling dirt roads and hiking through the Cape Buffalo region of the Baviaanskloof. In an exciting turn for the team, competing in only their second Expedition Africa, the Plett Adventure Racing Team are solidly in the top ten teams of this race, along with teams from South Africa, Sweden, Japan, ...more


Epic start to Expedition Africa for Plett Adventure Racing Team

Published: May 15th, 2017
Epic start to Expedition Africa for Plett Adventure Racing Team

The start of Expedition Africa dawned with a cold breeze and clear skies as both South African and international teams gathered on the beach at Cape St Francis for the start of the seventh Expedition Africa, an event on the Adventure Racing World Series. Plett Tourism is proud to sponsor the Plett Adventure Racing Team made up of Plett adventurers: Drew Scott, Petrus Maree, Kate Southey and Andrew Damp.

The intrepid team competed in this endurance race last year, for the first time, at Expedition Africa 2016 held in Sedgefield, Knysna and Plett, travelling over 500km of Garden Route coastline, Fynbos and forest – an introduction to Plett’s brilliant trails and adventure ...more


Edging the extreme – Meet some of Plett’s adventure heroes

Published: April 21st, 2017
Edging the extreme – Meet some of Plett’s adventure heroes

Great adventure stories often rely on two elements: vivid characters and incredible venues – easy finds in Plett.

Here we feature seven of Plett’s most extreme, hair-raising, legendary adventure icons – each accomplished and competitive enough to challenge some of the world's most elite athletes. If you've got the mettle, add some of their adventures to your lifetime to-do list. Ready yet?

MTB | If you want to get to know what visitors and Plettonians love, trade in your car for a bike. With kilometres of amazing road, forest trails and off-road tracks, you can go far and wide. Stay tuned for the future of MTB along the Garden Route with the Cape Town to Plett Cycle ...more


Video: Expedition Africa 2017 promo

Published: April 20th, 2017
Video: Expedition Africa 2017 promo

Expedition Africa 2017 will take place in the beautiful Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. This year's race will have exclusive use of the Baviaans Kloof Wilderness area as well as the beautiful coastline of Cape St Francis.

Teams will stay at the magnificent Cape St Francis Resort which makes it easier to bring the entire family along on an adventure of a lifetime.

The Plett Adventure Racing Team will be taking part again this year, so please support them by keep track of their progress, sharing and liking their posts and wishing them well if you're a spectator!

Watch the promo video: Kinetic Events

Plett Adventure Unplugged

Published: April 19th, 2017
Plett Adventure Unplugged

If adventure activities press all your buttons, get ready for the trip of a lifetime. Plett offers a spectacular circuit of unusual sights and adventures. Experience the crazy thrills of kloofing around in the Crags before heading to Robberg Nature Reserve, where you may just witness one of our yearly migratory guests – Humpback whales, Southern Right whales, Orca whales, great white sharks or one of the three different dolphin species.

Plett is on your to-do list with mountain biking, hiking, skydiving, bungy jumping and watersports of all varieties, as well as beautiful beaches for long, relaxing strolls at the end of the day.

Journey between Tsitsikamma and Harkerville and back again to Plett town ...more


Race Report Plett Adventure Racing Team Expedition Africa

Published: June 1st, 2016
Race Report Plett Adventure Racing Team Expedition Africa

It was with a stomach full of butterflies that the Plett Adventure Racing Team: Drew, Petrus (Pete), Andrew (Buddy) and Kate (Meisie) lined up for start of Expedition Africa (EA) 2016 on the Garden Route. EA is a 500km+ adventure race where competitors use a topographic map and compass to navigate between checkpoints. Teams also encounter transition points in the race, where they need to change between disciplines. We started that morning ready to tackle 18 transitions, with only 2 re-supply boxes available to us over the duration of the event.

The team’s moto was to eat an elephant one bite at a time, and so we divided the race into two. Our first goal being to reach the ...more