THE MORE YOU PUT IN THE BETTER IT FEELS WHEN YOU REACH THE END

FOR THE TOUGH, BY THE TOUGH

Endurance athlete and explorer, Alex Harris, has raced some of the toughest mountain bike races in the world and has taken part in some pretty crazy adventures. From walking unsupported to the South Pole to climbing Everest, Alex has a wealth of experiences from some amazing places all over the planet.


Barak Fund

Barak Funds

Two of Barak's core values are Striving for Excellence and Optimism — two hugely important traits to take into a challenge like The Munga. Barak has spread its on—the—ground footprint widely throughout the African continent in the last 10 years and has learned to adapt, grow, improvise and strategise all with a calculated degree of flexibility. This natural tendency to embrace arange of opportunities within Africa and to execute on calculated, risk—adjusted decisions is what Barak stands for: continued performance in a challenging yet rewarding landscape.

It is this same approach to business in Africa that will be adopted for The Munga Challenge and the glories that lie at the finish line. Barak Fund Management is excited to be a partner for what lies ahead.

Diesel Power

Diesel Power

Our business like most others is about its people, their skill, passion and fighting spirit. Often this is the only differentiating factor in a very tough environment that is mining, in particular contract mining. Not very different to The Munga, a celebration of the human spirit — a celebration of what we are actually capable of..

Diesel Power is proud to be associated with The Munga. – Justin Colling CEO


doolhof

The Estate lies between Bain’s Kloof and the Groenberg Mountain Range. The result is soils that are finer, more balanced and deeper than in the surrounding countryside with clay content evenly distributed. A combination of Malmesbury shale, homogenic Glenrosa and Clovelly soils ensure that the roots are able to descend to four metres or beyond.

While Doolhof has more than adequate irrigation, natural water retention is also very good, without any sign of permanent dampness. While the shape and exposure (topography) of the various parts of the Doolhof Estate allow for several distinct microclimates, generally, Doolhof experiences cooler winters and moderate summers compared with the Wellington norm.

Roughly 40 of the farm’s 380 hectares are planted to vine. Soils, growing conditions and microclimates vary considerably across this large expanse (which reaches up into Bain’s Kloof), and each grape varietal is faithfully wedded to its ideal terroir. Two white varietals, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, are grown, with a substantial number of reds. They include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Merlot, Pinotage and Shiraz. The white varietals are planted on the eastern slopes of the Groenberg, which allow the grapes cooler days and less direct sunlight. The late sunrise and early sunset also allow for a longer ripening process, enhancing the elegance of the award winning wines.