Our Adventure

Umoya Adventures is an adventure and event organiser; anything from bespoke trail experiences in Big 5 game reserves, to running and cycling through deserts and even unique art adventures at the top of a mountain. 

Humble beginnings

In 2020 a random photo of the Tankwa Karoo, deacades of putting together events and a passion for ultra-running and nature came all came together and sparked into life Umoya Adventures.

Umoya Adventures hosts small and exclusive bespoke trail runs, some epic and hardcore endurance events as well as creating customized, individual adventures and expeditions.

Tankwa Crossing

Tankwa Crossing is an unique desert running festival. It is unlike anything else in South African, really in the world.


You are spoiled for choice and can opt to run either a half-marathon, a marathon, a 107km race, 100 miler, 207km crossing the Tankwa or a 200 miler.

The next Tankwa Crossing is the Dark edition and takes place from 16 - 19 February 2023

Bespoke Trail Experiences

South Africa boasts one of the most diverse and rich biospheres in the world, including iconic species like Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino, Cheetah, Wild Dog, Riverine Rabbit, and many more.


A bouquet of small, intimate and exclusive experiences will see you running in Big 5 game reserves being spoiled with luxury and attention. These are lifetime experiences not to be missed. 


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OMG! What and E-P-I-C experience.

Absolute food for the soul. Umoya Adventures paid careful attention to detail. The weekend was and absolute treat and privilege.

This is a life changing event. I am not the same person now (Saturday at 15:00) that I was on Thursday (the start at 16:00).

Carla Farina

Abelana Trail Experience

Lizle Austin

Abelana Trail Experience


Chris du Plessis

Makalali Trail Experience


Kyle Evans

Tankwa Crossing


Was out of this world. Without a doubt a bucket list run. We'll be back next year!