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If you want to join an existing team, create a new team or are looking for members to fill up your team, contact us at bio@netactive.co.za and we will list your contact details below.


Adventure Concept


  • What is Adventure Racing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=occW94DgWT4&t=17s

  • Adventure racing is a multi-discipline endurance sport where competitors compete in teams, navigating from control point to control point in a number of disciplines.

  • Disciplines include: mountain biking, trekking, kayaking and orienteering.

  • Teams are expected to navigate using a map and landmarks.Teams may access the live tracking option on their cell phones to aid their navigation.

  • Teams must be able to operate in harsh remote environments in all weather conditions.

  • Teams travel throughout the night.  They can decide if, when and where to rest.

  • The first team to complete the whole course, with all the control points visited will be declared the winner.

  • Teams are required to complete the entire distance together (always within hearing and visual distance of each other), helping and assisting each other.

  • Teamwork and team dynamics are essential. A detailed understanding of your teammates and of your own capabilities is essential.



  • The best way to be part of the race if you cannot participate yourself is to become a volunteer marshal.

  • If you are interested please contact Heidi - 082 564 6468 or mail us at heidi@kineticgear.co.za

  • Volunteers just need to reach the registration venue on their own cost and supply their own food.

  • An adventure garment, accommodation and Sunday brunch will be provided to all volunteers.

  • Come and be part of this adventure.

Team Format & Teams Entered


  • Teams of 4 members and teams of 2 members.

  • Teams can consist of members of any combination - (males and/or females)



  1. THE DARK HORSES: James Morrow / Lume Morrow / Erich Scheepers / Anneri Scheepers
  2. NO BLISTERS (JUST BROTHERS AND SISTER): Wynand v Schalkwyk / Madeleen Curnick / Thomas v Schalkwyk / Tertius v Schalkwyk
  3. BOER MAAK N PLAN: Lucas jv Vuuren / Laetitia Botha / Andre Meinjtes / lambert Taute
  4. TBC: Lara Greef / Robert Izzett / Anthony Pierce / Chanelle Birch
  5. PARK RANGERS: Ross Botes / Willie Brink / Beany Eb / Arnold Aldous
  6. MALUTI RANGERS: Piet v Tonder / Peet v Rooyen / Michelle v Tonder / Eddie Scholtz
  7. VRYSTAAT COWBOYS: Samuel du Rand / Shane Wessels / Dorothy Maartens / Francois Maartens
  8. BSB: Rene Thijs / Alex Jensen / Alastair Muller / Murray Crichton
  9. ENDUROPLANET: iann Weideman / Franz weideman / Charl Weideman / Tanya Kirstein
  10. WWW.ADDICTED2ADVENTURE.CO.ZA: Thinus Matthysen / Jolene Matthysen / Gawie Wolmarans / Wiehan vd Merwe
  11. SUCKERS 4 ADVENTURE: Hanlie Meyer / Inke v Wyk / Carl Scholtz / Brian Bear
  12. HOLD THE HOT SAUCE: Michaela Geytenbeek / Scott Rogers / Nick Arthur / James Reid
  13. NSP SPORTS: Franco Olivier / Gerhard Olivier / Xuan Yssel / Caitlin Whytock
  14. KAMIKAZE FRENCH CHICKEN: Emmanuel Selles / Andrew Nunes / Jean-Philippe Robbe Saule / Perle Rare
  15. ADVENTURELIFE X-FORCE: Terence Vrugtman / Tanya Cronje / Brendan Vrugtman / Richard Lievaart
  16. JABBERWOCK: Jacobus van Zyl / Craig Metherell / Janneke Leask / Ryno Griesel
  17. EASY COMPANY: Pasquale Campanella / Ian Nelson / Anja Muller-Deibicht / Robert Balderson
  18. UBUNTU: Casper Venter / David Pullinger / Danica Altenroxel / Reuben Middleton
  19. JY, HY, EK EN SY: Louis Bredell / Daan Dreyer / Erik Viljoen
  20. CACHE ME IF YOU CAN: Christiaan Marais / Vian v d Westhuizen / Marco Bester / Laura Brewer
  21. KEYHEALTH NEVAREST: Ruan v d Merwe / Malcom Dunkeld / Yolande Speedy / Michael Joubert
  22. MISSING MARBLES: Chiyo Ferreira / Andrew Ferreira / Sonika Moir / Esther Venter Ferreira 
  23. SLEEPY DRAGONS: Diane Shearer / Jason Benci / Johnathan Tucker / Paola Zaffaroni
  24. CYANOSIS ADVENTURE RACING: Clinton Mackintosh / Nicholas Mulder / Jackie Moore / Lance Kime
  25. TSHANDUKO: Marthinus Maritz / Lara Dando / Herman Fourie / Jarryd Gosling
  26. BLOED EN OMO: Nico Labuschagne / Bertus Labuschagne / Abel v d Merwe / Elsabe Breytenbach 
  27. RED ANTS: Brian Gardner / David Barkhuisen / Steven Willson / Emily Clarke
  28. VOETSEK: Piers Pirow / Shelly Hufner / Phillipe v d Leeuw / 
  29. KEYHEALTH NEVAREST ORIGIN: Alec Avierinos / Jaco Lourens / Nicolene Wessels / PJ Doyer
  30. NEVAREST JUNIOR: Ruth Avierinos / Jonathan Ham / Antonie Joubert / Calen Hastie 


  1. SKAAPVARKE: Heinrich Coomans / Frans v Heerden / Ane Smit / Org Rautenbach
  2. RASK FIRE: lean Meyburgh / Wihan KJacobs / Coenraad Ehlers / Andre Rossouw
  3. FIRE BREATHING RUBBER DUCKIES: Henk Seevinck / Jandri Vorster / Emile Raubenheimer / Ewald le Roux
  4. SEUNS VAN DONDER: Jaco Lemmer / Jurie Schutte / Albert Coetzee / Philip Wepener
  5. MARTELPYPERS: Hentie v Zyl / Pierre Botha / Glen vd Riet / Machiel Snyman
  6. FAKU KNIGHTRIDERS: Mike Arthur / Craig Turton / Murray Beattie / Jason Snyders


  1. #FAKESMILES - PONY TAILS: Elani v Zyl / Michelle Rall


  1. THE RESERVES: Gert Pelser / Ross Kay-Hards
  2. ACCIDENTAL TOURISTS: Kevin Reeves . Greig Raymond
  3. ON THE EDGE: Hanco Venter / Wessel Weber
  4. ZINI: Ryan Bennewith / AB Ras
  5. THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE: Wayne Kruger / Michael Santiero
  6. NOT FAST, JUST FURIOUS: Alex Bentley / Mike Niemann
  7. FURTHER AND SOON: David Rogers / Llewellyn Rogers
  8. BEARDOS: Chris Schuitmaker / David Naude
  9. DESIGNER GOLD: Daryl Wittstock / Zachary Wittstock
  10. SPOT: Rory Scheffer / Andrew Houston
  11. HAM(STRING) EN KAAS: Dieter v Rooyen / Rainier Horak 
  12. CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE: Gert Louis v d Walt / Joachim Lubbe 
  13. LICKETY SPLIT: William Cairns / Gawain Cairns


  1. TEAM INFINITY * 2 + 6: Ruan Schutte / Christina vd Merwe
  2. LOST: Cindy White / Marc Rodrigues
  3. WIHLS: Jan Meiring / Lizanne Meiring
  4. SIMMIES: Troy Sims / Olivia Sims
  5. ZEKHALA ADVENTURE: Nolan Lottering / Caryn Sorensen
  6. NEVER TOO LATE: Madelief Roux / Armand de Wet
  7. IKIGAI: Carine Gagiano / Leandro Le Roux
  8. THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT: Georgia Carpenter / Shane Anderson

Distance & Disciplines


  • The adventure will cover approximately 120 km. 

  • Top teams are expected to finish the course in 10 - 12  hours with the last team in before 24 hours.

  • All teams should be able to finish before 12h00 Sunday afternoon

  • Approximate percentage per discipline: 60% mountain biking, 25 % trekking, 15 % kayaking.

  • The route scouted so far comprises of 61 km cycle, 37 km on foot and 11 km on the kayak. 2169 m elevation gain. Broken up in to 7 legs.


  • Mountain biking – teams should be prepared for a range of riding including single track, steep hills, gravel roads and sealed roads.

  • Trekking – will involve traveling by foot through rugged and diverse terrain.

  • Kayaking – kayaking may be on rivers, lakes, or white water. Details will be outlined at race briefing. Kayaks and paddles will be provided by race organisers. Teams can use their own paddles.  

  • Stan up paddle board - boards and paddle will be provided. One member of each team to do discipline.

  • Orienteering – orienteering is an extremely important part of the race. The course is not marked and teams are required to navigate using map and compass. 

Location & Accommodation


  • Qwantani Berg and Bush Resort, Drakensberg. 


  • Qwantani Berg and Bush Resort

  • The resort has reserved 28 chalets (84 rooms) in self catering chalets for the event.  ALL ACCOMMODATION IS NOW FULL, CONTACT US URGENTLY IF YOU STILL NEED ACCOMMODATION.

  • 56 rooms with two single beds, and 28 rooms with one double bed. Please specify bed configuration when making the booking.

  • Each chalet has three rooms. One room with a double bed and own bathroom. Two rooms with two single beds each sharing a bathroom with a shower. One communal kitchen and lounge area.

  • Indicate how many rooms you need. Teams may share chalets.

  • Room rates: R 1000 per room for the weekend. (Package include Friday and Saturday night - no single night bookings)

  • No Camping: 

  • For all accommodation bookings only mail Stephan at bio@netactive.co.za.

  • Payment to same account as entry fees.

Dates & Times


  • 27/28 October 2018 


  • Registration, Route maps and adventure books available for route planning. Saturday 7h30        
  • Adventure briefing and team introduction: Saturday 09h00.

  • Re-supply boxes hand in: Saturday 10h30
  • Adventure start: Saturday 11h00

  • Breakfast: Sunday 8h00 - 10h00 for all team members (R 120 for extra persons)

  • Prize giving: Sunday 10h00

Entry Fee & Banking Details


  • R 4000 per team of four members.

  • R 3000 per team of two members. 

  • All athletes will receive an Event shirt.

  • All team members will receive Sunday brunch. (R 120 per person for extras/supporters)


  • S. Muller
    Standard Bank
    Rivonia branch, branch code 001255
    Account number 420 104 496

  • Mail  proof of payment to bio@netactive.co.za. Use name and surname as reference

  • Entries for the Full Moon Adventure (inclusive of event shirt) closes 5 October 2018.

  • Entries for the Full Moon Adventure (exclusive of event shirt) closes 12 October 2018.

  • No refund of entry fee at any stage.

  • No transfers of entry fees to any future event.

  • Team substitutions can still be made until 15 October 2018. No charge for this.

Re-supply Boxes


  • One of the unique aspects of this overnight race is that the teams don't need a support crew, the organisers will logistically support the teams.

  • Teams will need to plan meticulously all their equipment and sustenance, and then pack them into their re-supply boxes.

  • The use of re-supply boxes makes it easier for teams to compete on an even playing field.

  • Teams will receive 1 or 2 waterproof re-supply boxes (depending on route) at the start in which to pack gear and food.

  • Size of the re-supply box is - 160 liter. (81 cm long * 37 cm wide * 40 cm high).

  • Only boxes supplied by the organizers may be used, teams can't use their own re-supply boxes.

  • The organizers will move these boxes to various points on the route.

  • Boxes will be available at designated transition areas somewhere on route. The position of these transition areas will be indicated in the adventure book.

  • Re-supply boxes needs to be secured with cable ties by the teams before being moved by the organisers.



  • Maps supplied will be 1:50 000 topographical maps. 

  • Google maps may also be used by organiser.

  • Route may be given out as course progresses. 

  • Waterproofing of maps is essential. 

  • Stationery materials for preparing route on map are needed. Different coloured pens, sellotape, scissors, etc.

  • If the map is lost or damaged it will not be replaced by the organisers.

Equipment & Competency Required


Click HERE for the list of Compulsory Competitor Equipment (download & save a copy)


  • At least one member of the team must be capable of navigating by compass and map during the day and night. The team must be able to orientate a map, identify grid references on a map, take a bearing between two points on a map, and understand the impact of magnetic declination.

  • The teams must be able to describe what their team would do if it becomes lost.

  • At least one member of the team should have experience in basic First Aid.

  • All team members must be suitably competent in all disciplines included in the event as specified by the race organizer and be able to complete the event without any assistance from any person other than own team members.

  • The following Kayaking Skills must be mastered: managing a capsized craft in deep water; righting and emptying a craft in deep water; getting back in and continuing paddling.

  • Swimming 100 m of any stroke.

  • There will be no competency checks at registration. By entering this event, teams acknowledge that they are competent in all the skills required to complete an event of this nature.

Personal Responsibility, Event Rules & Regulations


  • I understand and acknowledge that participating in this event is a dangerous activity. I am aware and understand the activities I will be involved in. I am aware of the hazards involved and acknowledge that there is always risk of injury (including permanent injury, mental injury, paralysis and death). In my judgment I have sufficient competence, knowledge, common sense, experience, survival skills and equipment to participate in all the event activities in a manner safe to myself and others.
  • I understand and agree that, in the first instance, I am responsible for the provision of first aid to myself and those around me, I know and accept that rescue by the organisers, or emergency services, may not be possible immediately (e.g.: Night, rain, equipment failure, other rescue etc.)
  • If I get to a point in the course that I believe the level of inherent risk is unacceptable for me, and I am not confident in completing it safely, it is my responsibility to take action. I must choose an alternate route, avoid the hazard, or even withdraw from that leg or the race. I accept this self-responsibility.
  • Use common sense to “assess” areas for personal safety.
  • I and my whole team have read this paragraph, understand it and indemnify the event organiser against all claims.


1.  Team

  • The event must be started and completed by the entire team.
  • All members of the team must be within visual and hearing distance of all other members of their team at all times, i.e. spread over no more than 100m.
  • No substitutions during the race will be allowed.
  • The team is to complete the entire event without any assistance.
  • Teams receiving any form of assistance, including medical assistance, whilst not in a transition area, will be penalised.
  • Teams are required to pass through all transitions and checkpoints in the order designated by the Organiser.
  • Teams will visit designated transitions areas to change racing disciplines, refill their supplies, change clothing and gear, and sleep if necessary.
  • Teams only have to carry compulsory gear but are welcome to take more equipment if needed.
  • All team members are required to pass through all transitions and checkpoints together. At these check points, which will be indicated by a board displaying a letter of the alphabet, any team member is to clearly mark the letter on the team passport.
  • Checkpoints must be done in numerical order.
  • Race marshals may request the passport for inspection. Failure to mark any transition or checkpoint on the passport will result in the team to be moved down the rankings, unless the team returns to the missed transition or checkpoint in full complement,
  • Inspection may take place at any point in the race. Teams will have to report to an official for equipment inspection on request.

2. Support Crew

  • No Team support members will be required. Supporters are welcome to support their team’s progress at designated viewpoints. These areas will be indicated at race briefing.
  • The best way to follow your team’s progress is to become a volunteer race official. Contact race organisers for more information.
  •  No physical support is allowed.
  • Supporters may provide moral support in any transition areas.
  • Supporters are to have read these Standard Rules and Regulations as well as the Event Specific Rules.

3. General Rules

  • Any team and/or individual who tests positive for illegal substances will be barred from all events for a minimum period of two (2) years. (See www.infosource.co.za/druglist for illegal substance details.)
  • Any individual, male or female, will be barred from all events for life if found to have used physical violence during the course of the event.
  • Abusive language will not be tolerated. Persons wishing to express outrage will do so in a controlled manner through their team captain only.
  • Teams crossing the finish will be given a “line finish position”. This is pending the outcome of illegal substance test results, complaints and/or any further information coming to the organisers’ knowledge.
  • The first team to complete the event, having complied with all rules and regulations and time penalties taken into consideration, will be considered the winning team.
  • Any abuse of or disregard for instructions given by race marshals to any team member, will result in immediate disqualification and a disciplinary hearing at the end of the race. The disciplinary hearing may result in additional penalties.
  • If a team member withdraws the team may continue, but will be unofficial. If more than two team members withdraw, the rest of the team must withdraw.

4. Medical Assistance

  • Medical crews will be available for non-emergency medical treatment and consultation within transition areas when available.
  • Medical treatment within transition areas is limited to basic first aid and advice. Should a racer require advanced life support, active fluid replacement therapy (IV), the administration of any oral or intravenous drug, then that racer, subject to the Race Director’s final decision, will be prevented from continuing with the event.
  • The medical crew has the authority, on confirmation of the Race Director, to withdraw a racer from an event should the racer’s further participation in the event possibly result in permanent injury, disability or death to the racer or his/her teammates.
  • Racers are obliged to carry the team’s personal medications in the team first aid kit or on the person concerned. The medical crew will not be on hand to supply personal medication should the team concerned have failed to supply their own.
  • The medical crew will provide immediate emergency treatment and stabilisation. Should a racer require transport by road or air ambulance, the cost of any transport out of the race environment will be carried by the patient
  • Racers are strongly advised to take appropriate insurance against the costs of emergency evacuations and repatriation.

5. Complaints & Appeals

  • All complaints and/or queries are to be directed through the team captain. Only the captain is allowed to direct questions, objections and complaints to the organisers and/or their Management Team.
  • In the event of there being discrepancies in finishing positions resulting from such reports and/or complaints, the Prize Giving will only take place after a verdict has been reached by the Race Director.
  • Positions announced at Prize Giving are subject to the results of illegal substance tests and any further findings brought to the attention of the organisers.
  • Any team wishing to appeal or complain any aspect of the event can do so. Complaints are to be received by the Race Director within 24 hour of the team crossing the finish line. Complaints may only be made with first-hand knowledge. No second-hand reports will be accepted or considered.  Appeals regarding decisions are to be received by the Race Director within 1 hour of the decision.
  • The Event Organiser, as advised by senior marshals, will consider appeals.

6. Time Penalties

  • Time penalties will be awarded by the race director for offences. The penalties will be calculated to nullify any advantage a team has derived from the specific transgression.
  • Any team transgressing the 100 meter, visual and hearing distance rule will receive a time penalty.
  • Any team found not to be equipped with the compulsory equipment, as specified, during a kit inspection, will not be allowed to start the event.
  • Any team found not to be equipped with the compulsory equipment during the race will be penalised.
  • Any team found to have transgressed the rules and regulations of the event and/or acting contrary to the spirit of the event will be penalised.
  • All penalties to be served at last transition. Teams will be placed in the penalty box after completing their transition to serve their time penalty before commencing on the last leg.

7. Spirit of the Event

  • Not cheating with regard to the rules and regulations of this event and the sport.
  • Where one team finds another in need of medical attention – they must stop to assist.
  • Abiding by the rules and regulations of this event and sport.
  • Being eco-friendly, polite and prepared to assist a fellow man in need.
  • Not misleading organisers and/or marshals with inaccurate/incomplete information.
  • Not removing checkpoints, their illuminating devices or signage of any sort.

Eco Awareness


Teams are to adhere to the following stipulations at all times:

  • All waste is to be carried to the closest transition or checkpoint for disposal.

  • Human waste is to be buried between 20 and 25cm below the soil surface.

  • Picking of flowers, cutting of walking sticks and/or any damage to the natural vegetation (even though they might appear to be dead) is prohibited.

  • The making of fires, whatever the circumstances and no matter how small, are prohibited along the entire route.

  • No tree, rock, etc. may be defaced in any manner.

  • Be polite and courteous to local inhabitants. Pass quietly through settlements, especially at night.

The transgression of any of the above will render the entire team liable to disqualification.

Prizes and Awards


  • The winning 4 member mixed team will receive a free entry for the next Full Moon Adventure only. (Two members of winning team to be present in next event to qualify)
  • All adventures will receive an event shirt.
  • Products from various product sponsors.



Teams participating will receive the following points per finish position:

  • 100 points for 1st position.
  • 90 points for 2nd position
  • 80 points for 3rd position etc.
  • 10th position on wards receives 10 points.


Final position will be calculated after the third event in October.

  • 1st team in series receives a free entry to Expedition Africa 2019.
  • 2nd team in series receives a 50% discount for Expedition Africa 2019.
  • 3rd team in series receives a 40% discount for Expedition Africa 2019.
  • 4th team in series receives a 30% discount for Expedition Africa 2019.
  • 5th team in series receives a 20% discount for Expedition Africa 2019.

Teams who participate in all three events receive a 20 % discount for Expedition Africa 2019. (This discount cannot be used if team has placed top five in series). A minimum of two members to do all three events, to qualify for the team discount.


To qualify for above mentioned discount a minimum of two original members of the 2018 team must be in team for 2019 to qualify for this discount.


Race for Charity

The Cows are a group of people on a mission to make a difference with children fighting cancer and their families, 1 paddock at a time. Armed with the slogan “Love Living Life” we use our lifestyle goals to raise money for CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA.

Cindy Moo #MadMOO has taken on her biggest challenge to date while on her mission to raise awareness and FUNds for children fighting cancer.  She is passionate and ready for her first ever adventure race being our Full Moon Drakensberg 120km 24hour event on October 27th & 28th.

Cindy MOO will be navigating her team LOST wearing a cow suit for the entire duration of the course.  If you would like to donate to this cause please click on the link below:

Fundraising link:  https://www.givengain.com/activist/194123/projects/17959/