Charley Boorman embarking on new adventure in South Africa

Adventurer and television presenter Charley Boorman is this week setting off from London for a new tour of South Africa. Boorman will be joined by producer and director Russ Malkin on a trip that will originate in Cape Town and take the pair across the Western Cape province on motorbikes.

The journey will feature stops at locations such as Nelson Mandela's birthplace and all sorts of exciting activities, including paragliding from the top of Table Mountain, diving with tiger sharks and hiking in the Drakensberg mountains.

Boorman previously visited South Africa as part of the Long Way Down series in 2007, during which he and film star Ewan McGregor completed a motorbike ride from John O'Groats in Scotland to Cape Town.

Lungi Morrison of South Africa Tourism said: 'Those who followed Charley's expeditions before know he loves adventure and that South Africa has plenty to offer.

'This trip will provide new encounters with our country, its history, gastronomy, phenomenal landscape and people.'

The journey will be televised in a four-part series coming to Channel 5 towards the end of 2012.

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