Charley Boorman's South African Adventure

Charley Boorman's South African Adventure

South Africa plays host to Charley Boorman’s latest adventure as he traverses over 6,000 miles of this beautiful country on his trusty BMW GS Adventure motorcycle. This four-part series sees the seasoned wanderluster and motorcycle enthusiast facing nature and his fears face on, whilst getting to know the locals and witnessing some true wonders of the world - sometimes more closely than he might have hoped!

Starting his journey in Cape Town, Charley sets the tone for the expedition by abseiling above the city from the peak of the iconic Table Mountain. Following this he embarks on a journey of extremes that includes cage diving with deadly Great White Sharks in the rough Atlantic seas; navigating the majestic yet incredibly precarious Sani Pass to reach the icy peak; tracking lions on foot in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park; and searching the ocean floor for the perfect diamond in the ship wreck strewn West Coast. Their incredible trip culminates in a huge motorbike convoy down to Signal Hill in Cape Town accompanied by over 250 local riders.

For this epic trip Charley teamed up once again with producer/director Russ Malkin, with whom he has undertaken previous adventures though Canada, Africa and Asia. The expedition was designed to really get under the skin of South Africa – from north to south, east to west - to allow viewers an insight into the challenging adventures and amazing characters of this majestic country.

  • Series 1 - Episode 4

    Charley risks life and limb as he handles a scorpion.

  • Series 1 - Episode 3

    This week, Charley takes to the skies as he learns how to parajet.

  • Series 1 - Episode 2

    Charley tries his hand at surfing amongst some of the country’s largest and fastest waves.

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