Riaan Manser is an explorer based in South Africa, who rose to prominence on becoming the first person to cycle around the perimeter of Africa.
He embarked on the solitary journey for over 24 months as he pedalled 37 000 km through 34 countries, some of which are the most dangerous on Earth.
He earned the title of “Out There Adventurer of the Year 2006” after bagging these impressive achievements while his book, “Around Africa on my Bicycle”, became a bestseller.
And now he’s heading to Antarctica with five South African students from across the country in an adventure like no other. ‘Matrics in Antarctica’ is a thrilling experience where these matriculants will learn more about sustainability, the diverse ecosystem and conservation.
Founded by Manser, his passion for the environment, outdoors and conservation is driving him to share this experience with the youth and to educate them on the importance of preserving this beautiful planet.
The top five matriculants will embark on a six day long all-inclusive Antarctic adventure that included all travel, accommodation, activities, clothing, and food costs. Here they will hike, explore the beauty of the Antarctic, take part in science experiments, participate in a litter cleaning initiative and more!
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