Teams participating in Expedition Africa Namaqua West Coast that have not yet decided on a beneficiary to support, are requested to consider the local branch of The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA). The organisation has officially been nominated by Namaqua West Coast tourism as its beneficiary for the event.

Expedition Africa is one of the world’s most prominent adventure races and takes place in South Africa’s Namaqua West Coast region from May 18-27. It forms part of the Adventure Racing World Series and will see athletes from 22 countries take part. Competitors race unsupported across more than 500km of arduous terrain, using disciplines including navigation, trekking, MTB, kayaking and mountaineering.

Social contribution comprises a large part of the planning activities in the run-up to the event and it has become common practice for teams to generate support for nominated causes.

“CANSA plays an invaluable role in our community and relies heavily on outside funding,” says Namaqua West Coast tourism manager Monika de Jager. “Our distance from Cape Town is a huge challenge for the local CANSA branch. The funds raised from Expedition Africa will go towards the transport of patients to Cape Town for essential treatment.

“While many teams may have already decided on a beneficiary organisation to support, we would hope to encourage those who are still looking, to consider the local branch of CANSA.”

CANSA (Malmesbury) can be supported through and the Expedition Africa Namaqua West Coast 2018 link

The Namaqua West Coast Fundraiser is listed as a top fundraiser at:

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For media enquiries

Monika de Jager

Namaqua West Coast Tourism Manager

Tel: 082 611 3999


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