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Taking part at Eco Challenge Borneo 2000 exposed us to the sport of Adventure racing. We fell in love with the sport and raced competitively for the next 10 years. In 2010 we started organising adventure races in South Africa. Kinetic Events was created organising adventure races under the brand name Expedition Africa.

Expedition Africa comprises a series of adventure races comprising of an annual 25 km series and a weekend 60/120/200 km weekend series. Our flagship event is the Expedition Africa Expedition 500 km, multi-day race which form part of the Adventure Racing World Series (ARWS). Kinetic events hold the ARWS license rights for Africa and India.

Over the last decade we have organised more than 60 events of 25 km, 40 events of 120 – 250 km and 12 multi-day Expedition races.

To grow the sport of adventure racing we have hosted numerous regional and national school adventure races including the South African School Championship.

We have ventured outside our country borders and organised Adventure races in Swaziland, Lesotho , the Island of Rodrigues and as far north as incredible India.

The Inaugural Expedition India was hosted in Sep 2017 in the State of Jammu & Kashmir. Expedition India 2019 was hosted in Himachal Pradesh.

Kinetic Events – Expedition Africa was awarded the rights to host the Adventure Racing World Championship in 2023.

We strive for excellence and hope to create many more adventures in the future!


Expedition Africa is a multi day adventure race. Teams of four complete approximately 500 km in 4 to 7 days, on foot , Mountain bike and kayaking. Every year Expedition Africa visits a different area in Southern Africa to showcase it to the world. Expedition Africa forms part of the Adventure Racing World Series and the Winner gets a free entry into the World Championships.

Expedition Africa started 2011 in Hermanus – Western Cape. Since then we visited Port Alfred – Sunshine Coast, Drakensberg, Wild Coast, Swaziland, Garden Route, Kouga/Baviaans, Namaqua West Coast, the island of Rodrigues and Lesotho , the Kingdom in the Sky.

The 11th edition of Expedition Africa will be the Adventure Racing World Championship in The Eastern Cape.

Follow our adventures on our Facebook page: @EXP Africa and become part of our family!



Expedition Africa is proud to be associated with these incredible individuals.

Anton Muller
Live Tracking
Bruce Viaene
Kirsten Olivier Photographer
Trystan Viaene
Public Relations
Craig Giese
Live Coverage
Jose Pires
Christo and Charlene Theron – Medical Team
Stephan Hugo
Yolanda Engelbrecht Medical Team
Mark Goulding
AWRS Referee