Rim of Africa - Sponsored Place Application 2020
Please complete this form to apply for a place on the 2020 Rim of Africa - Cape Mountains Traverse.


Click on the submit button at the end. The information required is for your safety while hiking.
Please be accurate regarding your health status and any medication you may be taking.

If you are applying as a couple or team, please each complete your own individual application and indicate in the last question who your partner is. Have fun filling this in, its quick and easy.

Once we have confirmed your place, we will email you an invoice for your donation amount.
Sponsored Places
A sponsored place is R1050 per traverse all inclusive. Please note these places are only for people who need financial support and can motivate for such support. Places are limited.
Personal Details
First Name: *
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Surname: *
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Email: *
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Postal Address: *
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Cellphone: *
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ID Number: *
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Date of Birth *
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Wild Card Number:
Please quote your Wild Card Number if you have one.
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Select your Traverse/s
Please select the traverse(s) you would like to hike.
The standard rate you would otherwise be paying is: R595 per day + R2,500 non-refundable registration fee per traverse. Please close this tab and complete the standard application if you can afford to pay these rates. The sponsored traverses are offered at R1050 per traverse. Please select the traverse you wish to do, or choose multiple traverses back to back, or select the Thru-Hike if doing all of them.
Traverse 1
Traverse 2
Traverse 3
Traverse 4
Traverse 5
Traverse 6
Traverse 7
Traverse 8
Traverse 9
Although this is a sponsored place, indicate how much you can personally afford to contribute: *
Transport to the start and back from the trail for example costs us R550 each way per person, you may not be able to afford this, nor are you expected to if applying for support, however please indicate what you are able to contribute above the set R1050 for the sponsored place as a show of your commitment and willingness. This sponsored place is made possible through other hikers making an additional donation. Their generosity makes your place possible.
Preparation Hike
Please indicate which preparation hike you wish to attend, to get some training in and to learn more about what it takes to hike on the Rim of Africa.
Select your Off-Path Preparation Weekend *
These weekend hikes are essential to help you prepare for the technical and off-path nature of the Rim of Africa. We highly suggest you try and make at least one of them. These weekends require car-pooling, own transport and food and gear. We supply tents at R150 for the weekend (limited tents available).
Motivation Statement *
All hikers are selected based on a motivation letter and level of hiking experience. Share with us why you will gain from this experience, why you are motivated to join a group of people who enjoy hiking the Cape Mountains, and share a little about who you are and why completing a traverse or a series of traverses on this journey is important to you. In short share with us why one of the places available should have your name on it.
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What I am about
Please tell us more about yourself in the space provided, a bit of background, how you came to decide to apply for this unique hiking experience, why you love the mountains and why you want to discover more. Let us know why doing a section of Rim of Africa will be of benefit to you.
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Tell us about the work you do in the world, or if you are unemployed what your passions are: *
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Most recent hikes or trails you have completed: *
List the hikes you have done in the last two years.
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Tell us about what you most look forward to experiencing on Rim of Africa:
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What hiking gear do you have? Would you need gear support? *
We have a limited amount of gear available, such a backpacks and stoves, tents and sleeping mats.
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What physical activity do you engage in on a weekly basis? Gym? Walking? Running? Yoga? Etc. *
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Please indicate which transfers you wish to take. The cost of these are included in your payment above.
Cape Town to Mountains *
Mountains to Cape Town *
We have a limited supply of single and two-person tents available for use on a first application basis @ R50 per day.
Select your Tent
Where did you hear about the Rim of Africa?
Medical Details
Medical Aid Name: *
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Medical Aid Number: *
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Do you have any chronic medical conditions? *
Please describe
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Are you currently on any medication? *
Please list medication you may be taking while on the hike.
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Do you have any allergies? *
Please describe
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Next of Kin
Please list the name and details of a friend or family member we should contact in the event of an emergency.
Next of Kin First Name: *
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Next of Kin Surname: *
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Next of Kin Relationship: *
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Next of Kin Cellphone: *
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Next of Kin Email: *
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Questions and Comments
Please add any questions or comments you may have for us below.
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Thank you
We will get back to you once we have gone through all applications. Expect to hear from us by end of June 2020, with confirmation if you have received a sponsored place or not. If you wish to have a secured place, feel free to seek support from friends and family and then sign up for a standard place.

We hope you are successful and that a place is available for you.

Good luck,

Rim of Africa - Annual Traverse Team
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