Awesome South Africans

Recent Articles #1

Eleanor & Steve Pienaar

Eleanor & Steve Pienaar

Filed in Adventurers, Everyday Hero by on April 15, 2018 • views: 279

Eleanor and Steve Pienaar (from Pietermaritzburg) are passionate about travel and running. They were the first South African couple to complete 7 marathons on 7 continents in 2016. On the 1st April they flew to the North Pole to run a marathon on the sea ice, at predicted temperatures of -40 degrees to complete their […]

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Recent Articles #2

Willie Richards

Willie Richards

Filed in Everyday Hero, Humanity, Spirit by on April 15, 2018 • views: 258

#Africantails #Mendingmamre #WheresWillie On October 13, 2017 Willie Richards set out on an incredible +1700km journey, running and cycling from Blouberg NAM to Blouberg ZA. Awesome South Africans met up with him at Milnerton beach for a chat and understanding as what and why he did this. The goal was to raise not only funds, […]

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Andrew Pattersen

Andrew Pattersen

Filed in Everyday Hero, Spirit by on February 7, 2018 • views: 839

Andrew Pattersen – aka – Renaissance Guy has decided that for every day in 2018, he is going to climb Table Mountain . His project is called 365 UBUNTU CLIMBS. A humble and quiet man (yes I had to boost the volume on the video below), but what an awesome guy. Within seconds of meeting […]

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Jurie Botha

Jurie Botha

Filed in Adventurers, Spirit by on April 9, 2017 • views: 1844

Jurie Botha is an endurance athlete and adventurer. With his next expedition, Cycling South Against Rape, he will attempt to become the first South African to cycle the length of the equator(40,030km), solo and unsupported, within 20 months. This ultra endurance expedition will start in May 2017 when he departs from Lima, Peru on his […]

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Stuart Connacher talks about Chris Bertish

Stuart Connacher talks about Chris Bertish

Filed in Adventurers, Spirit by on March 9, 2017 • views: 955

  Awesome South Africans spoke to Stuart Connacher this morning, hours before Chris Bertish’s eminent arrival in Antigua. #theSUPcrossing Stuart shares his experiences after rowing the Atlantic three times and his communications with Chris during his Talisker Transatlantic crossing earlier this year with Facing It. This incredible chat with Stuart gives us first hand insight […]

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#CapetoRioRow with Braam & Peter

#CapetoRioRow with Braam & Peter

Filed in Adventurers by on September 15, 2016 • views: 1507

Braam 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 […]

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Team Painted Wolf: Expedition Racing Team

Team Painted Wolf: Expedition Racing Team

Filed in Adventurers by on September 12, 2016 • views: 2190

What happens when you mix adventure, multiple sporting disciplines, a touch of insanity and a healthy dose of competition? You get Expedition  Racing!! Here is another thing you might not know – in the last international competition (held here in SA) our own home grown Team Painted Wolf won the event and convincingly as well. […]

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Thale Katlego Letheo is an Awesome South African

Thale Katlego Letheo is an Awesome South African

Filed in Adventurers by on August 15, 2016 • views: 1430

Everybody deserves a second chance and Thale Katlego Letheo is definitely one of those people. (especially when it involves Mt Everest….) Born in the North West Province of South Africa (in 1981), Thale has a dream to summit the highest peaks on all 7 continents. Since 2012, her resume towards this goal is impressive…. …..but […]

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Chris Bertish: SUP Trans-Atlantic Crossing
Chris Bertish

Chris Bertish: SUP Trans-Atlantic Crossing

Filed in Adventurers by on July 21, 2016 • views: 2264

  Chris Bertish to attempt the first ever solo, full length, Transatlantic Sup Crossing, all in support of Charity! **The first ever solo, full length, Transatlantic SUP Crossing** His philosophies are so simple yet powerful: Never Give Up and nothing in Impossible – because he believes that I’mPossible Give it up for Chris – the […]

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Warrick Camilla Gareth: Joburg2Kili
Chris Bertish

Warrick Camilla Gareth: Joburg2Kili

Filed in Adventurers by on July 5, 2016 • views: 1419

#Joburg2Kili Expedition for #Qhubeka Representing married men all over South Africa, I say thank you (sarcastically) to Warrick for raising the bar so high on wedding anniversaries. On the 15th of October 2016, Warrick & Camilla will be celebrating their 5th anniversary on top of Mt Kilimanjaro. Just one small catch – they are cycling […]

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3-2-1: Six South Africans on the Atlantic views: 2115

It seems to be the season for ocean crossings by South Africans. In September this year, Riaan Manser and his wife Vasti completed their second crossing by row boat celebrating their honeymoon by rowing to Hawaii. But let’s fast forward to the present: THREE – 3 Stuart Connacher, Charl Gale and Wayne Johnson have entered […]

Annual Charity Hat Walk with Paul Steyn views: 1195

Saturday the 26th, Paul Steyn will walking in the 5km Annual Charity Hat Walk hosted by Balwin Properties and we invite you, resident of Helderberg and further afield to come join in the fun at Paardevlei. AwesomeSouthAfricans and www.SoundsAwesome.co.za will be there supporting Paul and providing the Public Address and Music in our mobile sound […]

43 Days and 2000km for Autism views: 1148

They (The Big Autism Thing) walked 2000 km from the Skeleton Coast to Cape Town to raise awareness and funds for Autism and to help kids in the process. (http://www.awesomesouthafricans.co.za/the-big-autism-thing/) AwesomeSouthAfricans was there on the day for their last walk to Blouberg High and captured these images and video.

The Big Autism Thing views: 1229

Did you know that 1 of 88 children fall into the Autism spectrum yet only 0.5% of them receive education tailored to meet their special needs? Well I did not know this until I met a group of awesome volunteers and they are walking a trail blazing 2000 kilometres from the Skeleton Coast in Namibia […]