#CapetoRioRow with Braam & Peter

Filed in Adventurers by on September 15, 2016 • views: 3701


antarctica3Braam Malherbe and Peter van Kets are teaming up again. In 2011 they trekked together representing South Africa in the 768 km, 24 day, minus 45 degrees race to the South Pole commemorating the epic Scott/Amundsen journey a 100 years ago. Hauling sleds weighing 85 kg’s to the South Pole, this formidable team created a bond second to none.

1st of January 2017 – they doing it again – CapetoRioRow



Leaving Cape Town with the Cape-to-Rio Yacht race, these two adventures will be rowing to Brazil in their craft called Mhondoro. 6700 km – taking approximately 3 months to complete.

14 September’16: Braam and Peter kindly invited AwesomeSouthAfricans to witness the first launch of their craft at Zeekoevlei and the beginning of preparations for the big crossing

Braam and Pete, both passionate conservationists, have a big purpose behind the row. They will be focusing on the vital importance of protecting our Earth and its biodiversity, including highlighting the plight of marine life and the oceans. Most significantly, they will be inviting all 7, 2 billion of us humans to participate.

The expeditions main theme will be ‘Out of Sight, Out of Mind’. “We easily forget and dismiss important things in life when it is not in our direct view.”


“Pete and I do not succeed in our mission by simply reaching Rio safely; we succeed if we all pull together. Our goal is to have someone Doing One Thing (DOT ) for the Earth for every stroke we pull…that’s around 2.3 million DOTS and that can cause a tipping-point!”


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