Adventurers wanted! Visit South Africa as an Adventure Ambassador

8th Jun 2010
Adventurers wanted! Visit South Africa as an Adventure Ambassador

Do you bungee jump before breakfast? Kayak for kicks? Then this is your chance to experience the adventure of a lifetime. South African Tourism, in conjunction with National Geographic Channel, launches ‘Adventurers Wanted’, their search for a UK representative to become part of an exclusive group of travellers who will visit South Africa as adventure ambassadors.

Outdoor-types from across the UK have the chance to win a seven day trip, following an action-packed itinerary including trekking, surfing, wildlife tracking, canoeing, quad biking, bush walking, safari, bungee jumping, paragliding, diving and hot air ballooning. To enter, please visit:

Following a successful UK launch last year, this exciting competition will now run in seven countries across the globe, with the individual winners coming together to explore South Africa and share their adventures with the rest of the world. Film, print and online articles will bring the adventures to life for those not lucky enough to win a place on the trip.

The UK winner will even get the chance to address a specially selected audience at the National Geographic Store in London’s Regent Street, together with ‘Mungo’ (AKA Paul Mungeam) – Cameraman extraordinaire, adventurer and author of ‘Mungo the Cameraman – Adventure, Celebrity and Extreme Travel as seen from behind the lens’.

Mungo, who helped launch the inaugural Adventurer’s Wanted campaign last year said: “South Africa is such a fantastic destination for adventure travel. You have mountains to climb and oceans to dive in; a range of some of the biggest and best adrenalin activities in the world; and you will share them all with such fun and friendly people!


The competition will highlight some of the more active pursuits that are available in South Africa to travellers looking for anything from gentle walking or cycling to pushing themselves to the limits with some of the world’s most challenging adventures.

Did you know? South Africa is home to:

• The World’s highest bungee jump bridge – Bloukrans Bridge, Tsitsikamma (700 ft)
• The World’s highest commercial abseil – Table Mountain (1,066 meters)
• The World’s most extreme 19th hole at Legend Golf and Safari Resort, Entabeni, Limpopo - with a USD 1 million incentive to anyone who achieves a hole in one.

Aspiring adventurers just need to submit a short film, or up to 250 words, plus a photo, explaining why they should have the opportunity to become an Adventure Ambassador for South Africa. To enter, please visit: .

Competition entrants do not need to have visited South Africa before, they just need a passion for travel and adventure and a desire to share their experiences with the rest of the UK. Please see website for full terms and conditions.


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