South Africa provides the setting for some of the best extreme adventuring around, but local daredevils aren’t afraid to take on challenges elsewhere in the world and in many cases, raise funds and support for good causes.
• World first for SA extreme swimmers
The seven-million year evolution of Homo sapiens is investigated in an inspiring walking tour of Maropeng with scientist Brendon Billings. His job is “like putting together a puzzle”, giving his tour its name – Bone Detectives.
• Stargazing in Joburg: it’s possible
There’s more to the Bloodhound SSC than just mind-boggling speed – the project is aimed at inspiring a new generation of scientists, and a Northern Cape community is benefiting through job creation, better communications infrastructure, and tourism.
• SKA: who gets what
With about five-million page views per month, online portal Africa.com is perfectly positioned to put the continent’s culinary industry into the global spotlight – and with its newly launched restaurant guide it’s going to do just that.
• Culinary graduates steak their claim