Adventure Race in Swellendam of 120km 

Plett Adventure Racing Team at Expedition Africa Swellendam 120km race
Published: August 28th, 2021

Expedition Africa Swellendam 120km Adventure Race

The Plett Adventure Racing Team approached the Swellendam 120km race in a different way. Our usual navigator Drew and Steph could not make this one therefore Petrus took the reins with Netski trying her best to throw in her input (when she was allowed). Our team consisted of Andrew, Terry, Petrus and Netski.

It was a pure and true adventure race with tough navigation, proper mountain bike legs with the good old carry-the-bike-down-the-mountain-to-the next-track bundu bashing mountain hikes, kloofing (canyoning) with scrambling up small waterfalls, long swims, sweat, and the sore, scratched legs that comes with all the above. 

Loaded with all the rainproof gear we could find including umbrellas we headed down to a very wet and flooded Swellendam. The paddle got canceled due to a swelling Breede River and so the organisers had to do some last minutes route and venue changes. Heidi and Stefan did a brilliant job moving HQ, start, finish and change the route in such a short time. 

The weather was kind to us and we had no rain during the race which meant it was not as muddy as we thought it would be. The mountain hike was breathtaking with rivers cascading down the mountain.

We were super happy to finish 8th overall and luckily with no major war stories or ‘getting lost’ excuses. 

Thank you to the team for another memory for the bank. 

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