14 November 2008
A new reality TV show, Expedition Unlimited, is showcasing the South African adventures of five models and five young people with physical disabilities on Llink television in the Netherlands.
In the first episode, broadcast on 10 November, five teams, each comprising one model and one disabled person, were assembled. Over the next nine episodes, the teams perform a series of challenges – including a specially developed tandem bicycle route – at scenic locations across South Africa.
While each stage involves cycling, each episode also includes new and uniquely South African challenges as teams compete for a head start in the next episode – and ultimately for the 20 000 first prize.
Expedition Unlimited provides viewers with a glimpse of different worlds: South Africa versus the Netherlands, models versus people with disabilities, the African bush, the desert, the sea and mountains.
“South Africa is a prime example of a country full of contrasts and extremes – the ideal place for challenge and adventure,” says Ilse-Marie Sobering, marketing and communications manager at South African Tourism in the Netherlands.
“As such, each episode aims to depict South Africa to Dutch consumers as both exotic and challenging, but also accessible and engaging.”
Expedition Unlimited is a collaboration between South African Tourism and the Netherlands’ VSB Fonds and National Committee for International Co-operation and Sustainable Development.
For more information, visit Expedition Unlimited.
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