In December 2015, Sir Ian “Beefy” Botham will be putting his trainers on once again to pound the South African Tarmac. This mammoth trek will take in most of South Africa’s prime locations and stunning scenery. He may even have a minute to sample a local wine or two.

This walk will mark the celebration of his 60th Birthday and the 30th anniversary of his first ever walk from John O’Groats to Lands End in 1985.

Over the years Beefy has gained a great deal of support from the general public by showing his commitment to raising funds for deserving charities. He goes about his charity challenges the hard way, putting himself through pain. The blisters and injuries he has sustained during these walks would have caused many a person to stop and retire; yet he still gets up each day, puts his trainers on and sets off at pace to make sure his task is completed and money is raised for those less fortunate.

Partnering up with Africa Travel means that you can come and walk with us. Click on the “Join Us” link to see the packages which not only allows you to come and walk with us but also see some of the best parts of South Africa while maybe getting a blister or two!

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Latest Media

Daily Mail - Sir Ian Botham set for latest epic adventure! >>>

Mirror - Sir Ian Botham column: 30 years of battling blisters - here I go again! >>>

Telegraph - Botham plans next walk as England team tours >>>

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Beefy Walking the Rainbow Nation,
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