Series 1 - Episode 2

Charley Boorman's South African Adventure

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This week, Charley’s trip starts just south of Durban where he is trying his hand at a spot of surfing amongst some of the country’s largest and fastest waves. Then he faces one of South Africa’s most challenging adventures – successfully navigating the Sani Pass.

Leading up through the mountains towards Lesotho, Charley and team take a car up the treacherously steep and extremely icy path to the summit. This is a nerve-racking drive, during which one false move could see them plunge over a sheer mountain drop.

Continuing their adventure towards the clouds, the team embark on a challenging trek to the top of Tugela Falls, enduring icy cold winds before setting up camp on the summit.


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Comments (22)

  • scarmonger

    5 months ago


    will not play , have checked all settings.

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  • Chris Hanks

    1 year ago

    Chris Hanks

    Very exciting great views a credit to the cameraman well done .

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  • Sandy.

    1 year ago


    Spent a fantastic month travelling in South Africa during Feb?March 2011. Experiencing many of same places. Sani Pass in particular was spectacular. Three of us have fantastic memeories. S.Africa is a must for those who can!!

  • Simon

    1 year ago


    Need to rewrite my BUCKET LIST after watching Charlie and team

  • Fiona

    over 1 year ago


    Missed second episode,first episode was great have been in shark cage myself in South Africa was looking forward to seeing the next episode but can not get it to work on Demand 5 very dissappointed!!

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  • winterbourne

    over 1 year ago


    Pity i did not watch this days ago. Like others recently I can't get anything to work either episode

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  • Dave

    over 1 year ago


    Neither of these episodes will play on demand 5 - why. This often happens with demand 5, but not with other channels, the problem is NOT with my system.

  • lazyboy

    over 1 year ago


    lets hope this plays better than ice road truckers

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  • Anna

    over 1 year ago


    I want see this, but I am not from "right" location. What am I do /besides from move to GB/? thanks

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  • Mrs Andrea Lewis

    over 1 year ago

    Mrs Andrea Lewis

    brilliant programme well done channel 5

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  • Neil

    over 1 year ago


    Great footage of Sani Pass.

  • AndyLeysh

    over 1 year ago


    Bloody hell, the Sani Pass stuff is epic!!!