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South Africa's Top 5 Mountain Bike Trails

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South Africa's Top 5 Mountain Bike Trails

By David Davies South Africa is home to vast open velds and mountain paths. Our country is blessed enough to have areas with unspoiled rugged terrain, places that would make any mountain bike rider feel right at home.  The following list of South Africa’s top mountain bike spots, is aimed not only at seasoned riders but also for those looking to try trial riding for the first time. Braamfontein Spruit Trail - Gauteng This one is our personal favourite here at Action Gear. The main trail stretches out to about 18kms and travels alongside the Braamfontein Stream from the Sandton...

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Why Would You Scuba In Winter?

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Why Would You Scuba In Winter?

By Bernice vd Westhuizen I have been under the impression that Scuba diving is a summer sport. It made sense to swim in warmer water. My curiosity and confusion however led me to a marvellous discovery. Turns out it is a year round sport with some amazing winter benefits - especially in our local waters. Scuba diving is about the same as eating ice-cream in winter, it is advertised as a summer activity but we all know only the brave benefit from trying something new. So now you might have some questions as to why you would consider plunging into cold...

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Taking On The Drakensberg Grand Traverse

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Taking On The Drakensberg Grand Traverse

By Matthew Carter #DGT2016 - 4am and the bloody alarm is telling us that it’s time to get up; we have been awake all night anyway… It was at least two years ago that I had this idea that doing a Grand Traverse of the entire Drakensberg (here forth known as the DGT) would be fun. After some research, I had planned on doing it in ten days. It was just before Ryno Griesel and Ryan Sandes did their FKT (Fastest Known Time) of the DGT. Ryno said that he would be attempting a sub 45hr traverse and they proceeded to...

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Gearing Up For Winter

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Gearing Up For Winter

By Fareed Behardien My morning workouts now almost always start before the sun is out. Summer is officially gone and we’re deep into autumn with that winter chill not far behind. The training never stops, but the right kit will keep you going no matter what the weather gods may bring. “There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” – Sir Ranulph Fiennes South Africans hardly ever face extreme winter conditions – unless you live in remote areas. Yes, most of us face snow and rain, but that lasts for a week and then it’s back to normal....

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On A Windy Mountain

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On A Windy Mountain

By Diane Shearer Hiking in the Drakensberg is always a journey in which there are elements of the unknown, ones that test you physically and mentally and make you ask yourself “What on earth was I thinking?” I stupidly did not think that was the case as 14 friends started a 45km hike through the majestic Mnweni Cultural land on a winters long weekend. Day 1 started off with an unexpected hot day that quickly forced us to change our pants to shorts. The hike was an easy, reasonably flat hike on a contour path close to the Mnweni River, which...

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