SANPARKS – Augrabies Falls National Park
The Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon starts and ends at the Augrabies Falls National Park, one of South Africa’s unique arid parks. The Khoi people called it “Aukoerebis”, or place of Great Noise, as this powerful flow of water is unleashed from rocky surroundings characterised by the 18km abyss of the Orange River Gorge. This rocky region features unique and picturesque sites including what is named Moon Rock, Ararat and Echo Corner. Depending on the route of the year’s event, participants get to run over Moon Rock on the last stretch of the race. In addition to wildlife, Augrabies Falls National Park proudly displays the “kokerboom” (quiver tree). As participants run through this desolate terrain, they find the quiver tree standing in stark silhouette against the African sky, a silent sentinel in a strangely distinguished environment, where only those that are able to adapt ultimately survive. Augrabies Falls National Park is a gem not to be missed when travelling South Africa.
aQuellé – 100% for People
In 1997 a uniquely wholesome brand of water was born. After testing a natural water source buried in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal and finding it was too good not to share, the water was bottled and branded “aQuellé”. aQuellé is a hybrid of the Latin word ‘aqua’, meaning water and the German word ‘Quelle’ meaning source.
aQuellé then introduced typically South African flavours in 1998 and we have seen our flavoured drinks range grow as it now offers 9 refreshing flavours. It’s no wonder then that aQuellé is loved by all South Africans today!
KAEM is proud to be associated with aQuellé who is our official water sponsor.
KAEM is proud to be associated with Namaqua Wines, one of our main event sponsors.
At Namaqua we believe that wine is there to be enjoyed, pure and simple – and that you don’t need a pile of dictionaries, a snooty French waiter and a degree in winemaking to appreciate good wine! The only complicated thing about wine should be the process involved in making a good one… and since we’re already taking care of that part, there’s nothing left for you to do but find your favourite Namaqua, grab a glass and enjoy!
Augrabies Falls Lodge & Camp
KAEM is proud to be associated with the Augrabies Falls Lodge & Camp . This lovely accommodation lodge and camping site is situated approximately 4km from Augrabies Falls National Park gate. The lodge supports the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon through the provision of accommodation, dinners and entertainment.
Our area offers anything from wine tasting, hot springs, 4×4 routes, game drives to abseiling and much more!
KAEM is proud to be associated with Airlink.
Airlink’s origins are rooted in three small airlines, Magnum Airlines, Border Air and City Air, which merged to form Link Airways in the ’80s. After Rodger Foster and Barrie Webb, the two founders, had successfully bid for the business, they named the newly acquired airline ‘Airlink’. The airline has developed into South Africa’s first feeder network, specifically aimed at linking the smaller towns, the regional centres and hubs throughout South Africa.