Official Apparel Sponsor


For over 3 decades, First Ascent has equipped South Africans the world over with the best in technical gear and apparel. We specialize in Hiking, Cycling, Running, Camping, Ski & Triathlon. Our apparel is proudly manufactured locally using the perfect blend of technology, cutting edge materials and manufacturing techniques to ensure our designs stand the test of time and keeps you safe, no matter how extreme your adventure. We're always prepared for the outdoors, are you?


Camera Equipment Sponsor

Nikon Corporation is a multinational corporation and a world leader in optics and imaging. For over 90 years, we have set our sights on exceeding the expectations of consumers by building products to the highest standards of reliability and precision. Whether through masterful craftsmanship or state-of-the-art technology, our leading expertise is at the heart of each and every Nikon product. As a committed global citizen, the Nikon group of companies also supports an extensive range of internal and external projects across all areas of corporate social responsibility with our basic approach founded on the Nikon corporate philosophy of "Trustworthiness and Creativity."

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The Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Region NPC (K2C) was established in 2011 to act as the vehicle for coordinating the implementation of Biosphere activities. K2C is also registered as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO).


The K2C NPC works towards three strategic objectives that align with the UNESCO Man and Biosphere (MaB) strategy:


  • SO 1: To enhance the conservation of biodiversity and cultural heritage, maintain ecosystem services and foster the sustainable and equitable use of natural resources through the implementation of projects.

  • SO 2: To explore, develop, support, and study thriving sustainable societies, economies, and human settlements respecting the web of life on which they depend.

  • SO 3: To promote the understanding of the impact of environmental changes, including climate change, and develop and support mitigation and adaptation actions.

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Shoe Sponsor

Sapmok was created by Werner Winterboer in 2015. Werner combined all the things he loved and his ideal picture of life to create the style of Sapmok. Even though the company started in 2015, Sapmok only started to trade in February 2017. It took almost 2 years to create and design the brand before we sold our first pair of shoes. The name of the brand comes from the word Kompas (compass in Afrikaans) written backwards. As a kid, Werner was in a bende (a gang) with Piet Joubert and JG de Swardt and their bende cryptology was to write everything backwards, so that’s how he decided on Sapmok.

peoples weather 

Media Partner

Africa’s first and only 24/7 weather, environmental news and lifestyle channel. Striving to make Africa’s nature more inclusive for all. Focusing on our affinity and connectedness with nature to tell impactful stories with insightful narratives. Using weather, which connects us all, as the conversation starter. Available on DStv Channel 180.

absolute aviation

Transport Partner

Absolute Flight Services was established to assist customers to optimise efficiency in the management of aviation assets.  The Team specialises in reducing the demands of aircraft ownership and are qualified to oversee the full maintenance and flight operations of owner aircraft. As further evidence of our focus on customer experience, our management packages are tailored to the specific requirements of the owner with a wide range of possibilities.


Everything from charter support, to hangarage and maintenance management, to a fully operational FBO and Advantage Lounge with full concierge travel services are possible and provided on demand.

Elephant Herd tour safaris

Transport Partner

Dreaming of Africa and your Kruger National Park Safari?  Lying in the heart of the Lowveld is a wildlife sanctuary like no other, its atmosphere so unique that it allows those who enter its vastness to immerse themselves in the unpredictability and endless wilderness that is the true quality of Africa. The largest game reserve in South Africa, the Kruger National Park is larger than Israel.  Nearly 2 million hectares of land that stretches for 352 kilometres (20 000 square kilometres) from north to south along the Mozambique border, is given over to an almost indescribable wildlife experience. Certainly it ranks with the best in Africa and is the flagship of the country’s national parks – rated as the ultimate safari experience.

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