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Patrick Hendriks
Nicola Lockhart Hendriks
Bernard Rakadaz
Charl Vester
Linda Doke
patrick hendriks
Patrick Hendriks

Tour guide

Tour guide and athletes Patrick can be described as energetic, sociable and knowledgeable. Patrick has 23 years of experience in the tourism industry, in addition to his day tour excursions, he guides mountain biking and hiking tours. Patrick has competed in the ABSA Cape Epic Cycle Tour and recently taken the podium for SA Trail running Champs.

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Nicola Lockhart Hendriks

Tour guides and athletes Nicola represented South Africa internationally in triathlon and duathlon, and placed third trail-running abroad. She is currently sponsored by Contego as a trail runner and has participated in many local races including the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon 56km, Comrades Marathon 89km, Puffer Trail Run 88km and Ultra Triathlon - Ironman South Africa.

Bernard Rakadaz

Bernard is widely regarded as one of the most talented elite athletes in South Africa today. When he is not running, he is usually climbing to the top of the Podium! He loves the Western Cape and has been living in Cape Town for the past 5 years. Bernard is a great running guide for the elite runner that would like a really fast-paced run, but he is just as happy to guide runners who prefer a slower pace. He is currently sponsored by Contego as a trail runner and has participated in many local races.

Bernard's career highlights in 2013 alone include: 1st place in the Grootvadersbosch Trail Run; 1st place in the 2013 Helderberg Mountain Challenge (15km); 1st place in the Lourensford Traverse; 1st place in the Two Oceans Trail Run (22km); and 1st place as part of a 4-man team at the Terra Firma Total Sports Challenge. Among his many trail running  achievements in 2012, he won 2 stages of the African X 2012 and 1st place overall and Champion of the Winter Trail Series (4 races) and 4th place in the Red Bull Lion Heart Cape Town run.

Charl Vester

Charl is passionate about the environment and loves life. He has green fingers, so much so that he literally has flowers growing on his arm – he is father to 40 bonsai trees and loves a variety of outdoor activities from running and mountain biking to hiking. He is a product designer by trade and when he is not working on a design solution, you will find him doing his favourite run in Kirstenbosch Gardens where he feels at home surrounded by nature and over 7000 species in cultivation.

Linda Doke

Table Mountain trail running guide

Table Mountain trail running guide Linda is a trail runner by passion and journalist by profession. She has been running for nearly 20 years, with a preference for long distance and ultra marathons. For the past 10 years she has specialised in trail running. To date Linda has countless road marathons, local and international under her belt. As a Salomon, PeptoPro®, @Life-Garmin, Black Diamond Equipment sponsored athlete she has achieved a number of podium finishes in trail races in South Africa, Europe and Namibia.
Follow Linda's inspirational journey on her blog Rockhoppin' Trail.
 



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