My Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge 15km Paddle

We paddled from Central Beach, around the Beacon Island Hotel and then across the bay to the end of Robberg Beach. From the turn buoy we cruised out along the Robberg peninsula, passing the smelly seals on the way to the point where we turned on a buoy and headed directly back to the start. There was a light ocean swell following but not enough to make too much difference, so it was an honest paddle all the way.

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The Knysna Big 5 2013

I have run the Knysna Half and the Knysna Marathon, but this year I have gone big and entered the Knysna Big 5 Sport Challenge! The Challenge is now in it’s 4th year. Whilst each event has it’s own organiser, the Big 5 Challenge is organised by Magnetic South, and entry is through them.

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Sporting events in National Parks

The Otter African Trail Run takes place annually in the Tsitsikamma Section of the SANParks run Garden Route National Park. Before entering the 2010 event, I had an enlightening chat with Galeo Saintz (Rim of Africa) about his concerns over the use of the Otter Trail for such an event. This caused me to be curious as to a number of aspects of the event, and I am satisfied that the information at hand leads me to believe that the organisers, Magnetic South, have worked together with SANParks to ensure that the event benefits the Trail, and does not create more of an impact on the area than the existing trail already does.

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