THE RATEL EXPEDITION

4 JUN - 15 JUN 2025

EVENT WEBSITE
DISTANCE
400-500km
COURSE OPEN
8 Days
TEAMS
Team of 2 & 4
LIMIT
Limited

Robert Le Brun

Country: South Africa

Race Stats:

Dates

4 Jun - 15 Jun 2025

Distance

400-500km

Duration

8 Days

AVG. Temperature

22°C

Location

South Africa

Series Type

Africa Series

Team Format

Team of 2 & 4

Entry Limit

Limited

Disciplines

Trek, MTB, Paddling, Rope Work and potential other smaller exciting elements...

Logistics

Supported

Watercraft

Provided by the Organization

Prize / Award

TBC

Other Prizes

TBC


Race Description:

“ Die Ratel”, meaning Honey Badger in Afrikaans (a local language in South Africa) is set to be a raw old-school adventure - alike to a Honey Badger, tough, honest and a challenge so worth taking on!

The race will be hosted in the heart of the Richtersveld, a national park and World Heritage site located in the North Eastern corner of South Africa. The Richtersveld is a landscape unlike any other on Earth, Picture vast expanses of raw wilderness, where towering rocky peaks meet endless desert plains, where the Orange river flows through and provides a green oasis - the lifeblood of this harsh landscape, where Hartmann's mountain Zebra still roam freely, where you are surrounded by a rocky maze so large it makes you feel insignificant in stature but so moved by its power. The Richtersveld is a place that is timeless and almost classical it is so special.

The desert terrain is jagged, tough and filled with deep canyons and high peaks that rise dramatically against the backdrop of clear blue skies. The Richtersveld is an incredible theatre to race, where every turn presents a new adventure and challenge, and every vista a testament to the raw beauty of nature's design.

For the first time since 2007 an adventure race will pass through this remote quiet wilderness, some of which for the first time.
This race is set to be something special, something awe inspiring, something that will challenge you but, most importantly, something that will move you. You won’t leave the same person, for the better. "


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