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Trek4Mandela returns to Kilimanjaro to remember Gugu Zulu and honour Mandela

The 2017 Trek4Mandela expedition to the summit of Africa's highest mountain in honour of Nelson Mandela will be a doubly emotional occasion, as climbers...

Sitole brings adventure to education

Monde on Mt Everest thumb Innovation, ingenuity, adventure, enthusiasm – these are all words that describe Monde Sitole, and they are all attributes he brings to his Educational Strategies Foundation to get children learning in a meaningful way.

Vilane shows the way to the top

sibusisovilane tbSibusiso Vilane is the first African, and one of only a handful of people, to accomplish the Explorers Grand Slam – the Goliath Challenge. He is a walking, talking advertisement for perseverance and resilience, spreading the message that "we Africans can reach great heights" around the world.

Vilane shows the way to the top

Sibusiso Vilane is the first African, and one of only a handful of people, to accomplish the Explorers Grand Slam – the Goliath Challenge. He is a walking, talking advertisement for perseverance and resilience, spreading the message that "we Africans can reach great heights" around the world.

Setting sail for a better future

The non-profit Izivunguvungu-MSC Foundation for Youth teaches sailing techniques to young people from the Western Cape’s disadvantaged communities, giving them skills that they can use to build a career.
Aviation, maritime careers for youth

Will Vilane make North Pole history?

While most South Africans enjoy Easter activities at the beginning of April, action man Sibusiso Vilane is spending his time exploring the icy territory that is the North Pole.
Barefoot on the roof of Africa

Barefoot on the Roof of Africa

Six South African mountaineers have set a new benchmark, climbing to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro barefoot – and all done to raise funds for the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital and Paediatric Healthcare in Cape Town.
Parlotones to climb Kili for charity

Guide to rock climbing in South Africa

The cliffs are big, wild, often remote - and still being discovered. And it's a climate for being out in. South Africa offers some of the best, and most diverse, rock climbing in the world. Gear up, chalk up, and start cranking!

SA pair for south pole record

On 10 November 2007 adventurers Sibusiso Vilane and Alex Harris set out on an epic 60-day journey in an attempt to become the first South Africans to trek unassisted to the South Pole.

Three women, seven summits

Evelina Tshabalala, Zuki Matamo and Nomawethu Nika from Mandela Park informal settlement in Cape Town are used to coping with hardship. That's why they're not daunted by their latest project: to climb the highest mountains on each of the seven continents and, in the process, become the first black women to conquer Everest.