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.

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Join Beefy walking the Rainbow Nation

If you would like to join Beefy on his walk across the Rainbow Nation, please contact our  expert travel partner Africa Travel for more information on 020 7843 3500 or by emailing
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A few words from those that have joined Beefy on his walks...

“I joined Beefy in 2010, after 100 yards I realised I couldn’t keep up! The rate he goes is formidable, join him and see for yourself!!”

Andrew Flintoff, MBE.

"Sri Lanka has always held a fond place in my heart. My wife and I got married there and I was looking for an excuse to return. When I heard about the fantastic opportunity to walk alongside some of the worlds greatest Cricket legends across Sri Lanka to raise money for Laureus I jumped at the chance. No matter how much training I would have put in, and I did almost 700 miles worth, it was not enough! The pace was relentless and combined with the heat and humidity it made hard going. The support team who organised the transport and hotels were amazing and the people I met along the way will be friends for life. If you are considering joining Sir Ian on his next adventure I will give you this advice.....Do it but make damn sure you know what you are getting yourself into, this is not a Sunday stroll in the park!”

Simon Kerevan.

“It was a wonderful experience to be a part of Beefy’s big walk. There was a great sense of team effort and individual determination running through the whole event. He will always have my full support!”

Sam Branson.

“Sir Ian’s recovery is better on the road than it is in the bar! He is the ultimate legend and the work he has done for Charity is beyond belief.”

Sam Torrance, OBE.

“I flew into Kandy for day 4 of Beefy’s Big Sri Lanka Walk and tried to keep up with Beefy. He is over a decade older than me however, he was a good 100yds ahead of me at all times! I vowed to keep up next time in South Africa! The charity work Beefy has done in the past and will do in the future is inspirational. He was a cricketing hero of mine whilst a young player and he is still my hero today.”

Sourav Ganguly, ex Indian captain, cricket commentator and TV presenter.

“I flew into Sri Lanka to join Beef on his mammoth trek thinking it would be good practice for my own charity walk back in Oz a few days later, little did I know the pace which he set topped off by the heat and humidity would take so much out of me. Great stuff Beefy, ill be joining you again when it’s a bit cooler!”

Steve Waugh, ex Australian cricket captain.

“I have two decathlon gold medals from the Olympics and I still cant keep up with Beefy no matter how many times I join him on his many walks. He is an inspiration to all.”

Daley Thompson, CBE, olympic gold medal holder 1980/1984.

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SABC News report on Sir Ian Botham Walking The Rainbow Nation >>>

The idea of the walks is to draw awareness to people who are not as lucky as us >>>

Interview on Tuks Fm’s Monday Night Lights with Rowan and Marnus >>>

Beefy will be treading the South African tarmac this December >>>

Sir Ian Botham will be putting on his trainers and setting off from Llandudno >>>

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Beefy Walking the Rainbow Nation,
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Why not join the walks?
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