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A 200km, five-day foot race from South Africa to Namibia through the ancient arid landscape of the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.
From the crystal fields of Sendelingsdrif in South Africa to the infamous giant boulders of Tatasberg deep in the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park; this unparalleled journey then crosses the Orange River into Namibia and the wild lands of the Fish River Canyon. This is the running experience of a lifetime; this is the this is the Namibia Crossing.
Dates: 
16 – 22 June 2024
Distance: 
200km over 5 days
Price: 
USD 2,950 (2024)
Terrain: 
Mountainous desert

Where?

/Ai/Ais- Richtersveld Transfrontier Park,
Northern Cape,
South Africa and Namibia
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The Namibia Crossing
Testimonials

What people experienced

'I just wanted to tell you how super impressed Andrew and I were with you all and the whole organisation and efforts that you put into this event.  You are very special people and you organised a very special event and did so in the most charming and delightful way! You clearly have the knack of getting a great team together! We still cannot believe the venue and surroundings that you took us to and I so grateful that people like you make the effort to organise such events! It was the trip that exceeded all of our expectations by a million miles (or kilometres) and despite previous great holidays and trips - Andrew and I feel that this one outshone them all.'

 

Carol Davies
The Namibia Crossing 2019

"It is an experience of a life time. So well organised and you meet people from all over the world and you get to see apart of the world that not everyone gets to see and appreciate. You leave there feeling part of a second family."

Diana Tanner
The Namibia Crossing 2016

'Thank you, thank you for the most magical time last week.  It really was the best event I’ve ever been to, and by far the one that I’ve enjoyed the most. Initially I was worried that I hadn’t done enough training blah blah, but as we got further into the run I realised more and more that its really more about the people than the running.  You guys and all the runners.

So – to you guys and all the unrelenting hard work you and your team put into looking after us – thank you again.'

Andrew Hishin
The Namibia Crossing 2019

'Now that I’ve had a weekend to relflect I just wanted to thank you, Owen and the whole team (cleaners, tent setter-uppers, donkey-boiler heaters, drivers, checkpoint teams, National Park staff, cooks, rubbish collectors etc etc) - so much work by so many people to allow a privileged few of us to experience a really wild place. 

The running went better than I had thought it would and I’m sad it’s over. I went for a long mountain hike at the weekend (amazing how bodies can recover). 

Wildrunner is a fantastic outfit.'

John Bernstein
The Namibia Crossing 2019

"I just want to say a huge thank you to you and Owen and your entire caring professional team. The attention to detail in making this a memorable life experience didn't go unnoticed. I am super grateful for the amazing goodie bag and the kit bag! How you guys managed to make the camping so very liveable in such a remote place, I'll never know! Thank you for creating an experience which allowed me to experience what could easily be the most beautiful place I've ever been."

Brenda Taylor
The Namibia Crossing 2022

"Your organisation of the event was out of the top-drawer and the Richtersveld will surely become a race of choice among international adventure seekers, and some international elites. Your formula is a great one and the personal and family touches rounded off the perfect way to spend five days."

Stephen Granger
The Namibia Crossing 2016

"I really just wanted to send both of you a huge Thank You to you and your team. Last week was truly a remarkable experience that I am battling to describe to anyone who asks – closest word is EPIC and that doesn’t do it enough justice. It is 5 days that shifts every person that attends. Your professional team, service and approach to every detail certainly made it that very special. So big up to you both – big thanks to your whole team and look forward to seeing you at many future events."

Kevin Klaff
The Namibia Crossing 2022

"Simply the most amazing running experience I've had."

Gavin Shang
The Namibia Crossing 2016

"Thank you so much for another life-changing event. It's is truly a privilege to get to explore such a remarkable area, whilst making memories with my dad that will last both our lifetimes. If it weren't for your time and dedication to bringing incredible adventures to everyday people, we would never be able to experience something so unique. Can't wait for the next adventure!"

Janine Mazery
The Namibia Crossing 2016

"A heartfelt thank-you for a truly magnificent seven days in the Ai-Ais Richtersveld National Park. What a special experience it was to run through such a uniquely exquisite part of our beautiful Africa, and made all the more so by being in the unbelievably capable hands of the Wildrunner team. Everyone on the event marvelled at how slick your operation is – quite honestly, I don’t know how you do it! I can only imagine the degree and depth of forward- and on-the-ground planning that has to go into not only creating a wilderness baby like the Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun®, but making it happen so smoothly and in such a fun atmosphere that it all looks so simple, so stress-free. That’s definitely an art, and you guys have mastered it! I can say without hesitation that the RTW was the best organised race I’ve ever done. And at risk of sounding corny, I loved every minute."

Linda Doke
Richtersveld Wildrun® 2016

The Namibia Crossing 200 km, 16 – 22 June 2024

Five days, 200km, one ancient mountain wilderness
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