Extreme adventurer Braam Malherbe rowing in Cape to Rio

Social activist and extreme adventurer Braam Malherbe is getting ready to set sail on his next quest in January.

Malherbe is participating in the Cape to Rio yacht race, except he and his friend are rowing all the way there instead!

He and endurance racer/runner/climber Clyde Barendse will row a stretch of 6 700 kilometers, taking turns over two hour intervals over at least 2 months in the water.

We'll bond with nature, whales, the beautiful ocean and the unbelievable night sky.

Braam Malherbe, social activist and extreme adventurer

He explains that his brave race is in aid of a campaign to raise awareness about conservation and climate change.

He talks about his mental preparedness and the physical factors to get ready for the trip:


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