WWF South Africa invites you to join the 2022 Earth Hour Adventure Run

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Experience birdlife and fynbos on fun 5km wine farm dash at the foot of Simonsberg mountain

* Absorb the still evening sights and sounds as you sip on wine and picnic on the estate

Capetonians can support the fight against climate change by participating in WWF South Africa’s Earth Hour Adventure Run that takes place at a top conservation-focused wine farm in the Western Cape this coming weekend.

Adventure run participants will be able to enjoy the outdoors, while dashing through the majestic Plaisir de Merle Wine Estate, one of WWF South Africa’s Wine Conservation Champions, situated at the foot of the Simonsberg mountain between Paarl and Franschhoek. The 5km family-friendly, easy adventure run is the perfect energetic prelude to an indulgent night out of wine tasting and a picnic or a delicious meal out at the estate market.  

WWF South Africa’s Head of Business Development, Justin Smith, said the Earth Hour Adventure Run which was launched as a unique event in the Cape Peninsula as part of the annual Global Earth Hour movement was now back after the lockdown temporarily shut it down.  

“We created a fun, interactive, family adventure in the magnificent Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.  This quickly became a firm favourite for adventurous families and in 2018 we extended the adventure to Johannesburg’s Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens. “We are excited to be able to host this event again ,” Smith said. He added, “The WWF Earth Hour Adventure Run is now back for the 2022 event. We invite families and friends to join millions of people around the globe and get into the spirit of Earth Hour by participating in this much-loved orienteering-style adventure dash through this beautiful local wine estate.”  

Participants, both young and not so young, will navigate their way to hidden checkpoints dotted across the picturesque wine farm.                                                                                    

“The Adventure Run provides a breath-taking experience of diverse and rich fynbos vegetation, a wide variety of exotic bird and small buck species, all while getting your adrenalin pumping in support of our planet. After all the action, you can sit back and enjoy the evening on the estate knowing that you have done your bit for nature and had some fun outdoors at the same time,” concluded Smith.

WWF invites all South Africans to join the global community to participate in Earth Hour and highlight the role nature plays in our lives and in reducing climate change.

WWF South Africa’s 2022 Earth Hour Adventure Run:

§ Date: Saturday, 26 March 2022

§ Venue: Plaisir de Merle Wine Farm, Simondium

§ Time: From 4pm

§ Tickets can be booked at: https://www.quicket.co.za/events/169018-earth-hour-adventure/