Mon 05 Oct 2015, 06:42
Riaan Manser has rewritten the rules of bravery, courage and adventure over the last 12 or so years. Known for his daring adventures and extensive expeditions as well as his generosity, he is no stranger to determination when following his dreams and passions.
With Manser travelling around Africa as often as he does and being a big sports fan, we were excited to find out how he catches up on the latest Rugby World Cup 2015 happenings while on the go. With DStv Now by his side, he won't be missing any of the action taking place in London. He'll be live tweeting his experience throughout as well as keeping us updated on his current adventures. Read on to find out more about Manser and how you can join him on his journey online as well as get your RWC 2015 fix!
Who is Riaan Manser?
Manser’s most notable and prominent expedition to date is cycling the perimeter of Africa. His journey, Around Africa on My Bicycle, started in Cape Town, going through harsh terrain and beautiful areas around the continent to return to Cape Town. This journey was estimated to take a year but actually took two years - from 2003 to 2005 - to complete. From feeding hyenas to navigating the Sahara, Manser was able to take in the sights, culture and population of the African continent.
The hunger for adventure and exploration grew and Manser was soon on his next adventure in July 2009: circumnavigating around Madagascar in a kayak! From the country’s political turmoil to the increased physical and emotional demands of such a journey, Manser was in for quite a time! This journey took 11 months to complete all on his own with a single kayak as his method of transportation.
Manser’s next two journeys saw him venture forth with a partner. In March 2011, he embarked on a five-month trip with Dan Skinstad, Around Iceland on Inspiration, to circumnavigate Iceland. On 30 December 2013, Manser and his longtime girlfriend, Vasti Geldenhuys, embarked on an exciting trip to New York City - in an ocean rowing boat. No adventure is too vast for Manser it seems!
Giving back is something close to Manser’s heart - along with the adrenaline of adventure. No Food for Lazy Man is his initiative to help disadvantaged children get a sporting chance at a bright future. No Food for Lazy Man identifies schools that are in need then steps in to help children gain confidence, the spirit of teamwork and a chance to realise their dreams and potential.
Rugby World Cup 2015 with Riaan
Manser's adventurous spirit is so inspirational that his book, Around Africa on my Bicycle, has become a bestseller. He is now on a #OneMANkann journey through Africa on a MAN truck and is expected to go through nine countries and through a total of 11 border crossings! Quite a different journey in comparison to prior, we’re expecting exciting updates throughout!
A true South African at heart, Manser won’t be missing the Rugby World Cup 2015 for anything even when out on the long open road for #OneMANKann. With a trusty tablet, a DStv Premium subscription and the DStv Now app, Manser can watch the games streamed live or on highlights on DStv Catch Up. Make sure to check out his updates on Twitter by following the #RWC2015 and #DStvNow hashtags.
Catch Riaan's latest thoughts on the #RWC2015 as he watches it on the go with #DStvNow in the below live feed: