Garmin Sponsorship Policy
Garmin regularly receives many sponsorship, branding and support requests from numerous worthy causes and challenges throughout the year. We currently sponsor a number of local and national charities as well as world-class athletes and teams who use Garmin products to improve their performance.
Thank you for taking an interest in Garmin Southern Africa, we wish you every success in your chosen endeavour.
Adventure Boot Camp (ABC)
Adventure Boot Camp (ABC) is every woman's answer to getting fit and losing weight the fun way. This exciting four week programme offers women of all ages, shapes, sizes and fitness levels the chance to surround themselves with other likeminded women and experience the exhilaration of exercising outdoors in beautiful, natural surroundings. While each camp encourages ladies to advance at their own pace, they are taught how to perform the exercises correctly to achieve the best possible results.
Ladies can choose to attend camp 3 or 5 days/week, for one hour a day, in the morning or late afternoon. ABC is differentiated from your regular gym because we make use of the natural obstacles found in the immediate environment to ensure you get a diverse, full body workout. All routines are performed under the watchful eye of a qualified personal trainer who provides a stimulating variation in every session to alleviate the monotony of doing the same workout every day. The regular workout rotation also serves to target and strengthen muscles, which are often missed in a “regular gym” workout.
Exercises are specifically designed to target the areas women want to improve on most and these activities include short distance running, rope skipping, abs and core training, Pilates, obstacle courses, circuit training, weights, mat work, games and hiking.
Join us and enjoy the great outdoors, network with other women and make new friends. Progress can be tracked and free personalized eating plans can be downloaded to help you start your journey to health and wellness.
KwaZulu-Natal Trail Running (KZNTR)
KZN Trail Running (KZNTR) has been involved in promoting and organising trail running in KwaZulu-Natal since 2009. The company organised the first short course trail running series in the province which still stand out as some of the most beautiful running venues in South Africa. The backbone of KZNTR is the online calendar (www.kzntrailrunning.co.za) listing all trail running events and trail running groups in KZN, a great resource for both the beginner and advanced trail runner. In 2012 KZNTR formed a new home at Maweni Trail Centre just outside Pietermaritzburg where a variety of events take place on purpose built trails through the surrounding Acacia bushveld. In 2013 KZNTR is involved in organising more than 20 events world class events set in spectacular locations around the Zulu Kingdom.
Nedbank Running Club
At the end of 2006 Nedbank incorporated a series of road running events through out the road running season in conjunction with the athletics federation of South Africa, ASA. The series was named the Nedbank Matha series and started of in 2007. The series hosted races from 5km fun runs up to the 42.2km standard marathons. Great battles were seen between the elite runners in South Africa as well as between the youth and up and coming talent who competed in the shorter distances.
Nedbank’s big step by launching the Nedbank Matha series made it clear that they are serious in getting involved in the sport of road running.
In January 2008 Nedbank decided to get even more involved in road running and broaden their spectrum by establishing 10 road running clubs as well as 3 Development clubs across South Africa. These running clubs will focus on attracting and actively target Nedbank employees, Nedbank clients and the general public.
Nedbank will be starting off with 10 Road running clubs in the following provinces:
The three development clubs are situated in Bizana in the Transkei, Soweto and Klerksdorp in the Central North West province.
The Institute of Fitness Professionals (Fitpro)
Fitpro has earned a reputation as a provider of the highest quality accredited fitness education, from certifications to continued professional development, ensuring that our graduates are competent and professional in their approach to fitness training and their role in the ever evolving Wellness industry.
Fitpro is proud of its ability to attract experienced, qualified and professional part-time and full-time staff. Our academic staff is dedicated to uplifting the standard of the industry and is highly motivated to teach information that is current, scientifically sound and relevant.
Fitpro is proud to be associated with Garmin –the global leader in satellite navigation and fitness tracking. Garmin and Fitpro share a commitment to excellence, innovation, leadership, health and fitness in the Wellness industry.
Garmin fitness products form a valuable part of educating our students, from the ease of use of devices to the advanced technology behind the proprietary heart-rate variability based Training Effect. GarminConnect and Garmin Training Centre enable Personal Trainers to track client's progress irrespective of location, thus making training that much more effective and thus progress that much faster. Our students make use of Garmin fitness products during their certifications and in their careers following.
Fitpro sees Garmin as the sector leader and has no doubt that this partnership will continue for the foreseeable future.
Barry Lewin - Surfski
Barry Lewin is a professional surfski paddler from Durban and is a brand ambassador for Garmin, Jeep Apparel and Varsity College in South Africa. Barry currently uses the Garmin Forerunner 310xt for training and racing.
“The 310xt gives my training structure with HR and Speed and in a race it gives me the edge on navigation”, says Barry. I go everywhere with my Garmin and would be lost without it. Barry’s goals for 2011 are to get his ranking on the world circuit up to the top 5 and win the Varsity College Marine Surfski Series in Durban. He is also runs the Durban Surfskischool.More Info
Toni Jardine - Motorbike Racing
Toni Jardine will be attempting the Roof of Africa this year at 19 years of age, she will be the youngest lady ever and the first South African Lady rider to attempt the new Enduro format that was introduced in 2007.
Currently Toni is one of the top South African lady riders in Enduro racing. Her passion for the sport sees her competing in the National Enduro series, The Enduroworld Series and the Northern Regions Harescrambles. She is also currently competing in the WIM series which is being hosted for the first time by MSA. Her long term goal is to go abroad and participate in the Ladies World Enduro Championship in Europe in 2012.
For The Roof of Africa, she will make use of the Foretrex 401 Garmin to navigate the route. The route is set in virgin territory by the organizers and although the route is marked it is vital for her to have her Garmin on her bike so she can have an idea in advance of where the set route is and therefore won't overshoot or go off route. Toni says that ; “Knowing where you have to go a few meters before you get there makes racing alot easier and safer. With my Garmin Foretrex 401 there is no ways I will get lost in the Maluti Mountains.”
The Marine Industry Association of South Africa (MIA SA)
The Marine Industry Association of South Africa (MIA SA) was established in 2011. The broad goal of the MIA SA is national representation for the entire boating industry, including the manufacturers, importers, retailers and allied services.
A unified voice for the industry will assist us in our efforts to enhance awareness of the economic importance of boating in all spheres of government, from municipal level to the various national government departments.
Addressing matters of boating regulations, standards/certification and offering industry leadership and development, the MIA SA is a point of contact for the end user, consumer and builder.More Info
Jake Van Zyl - Jet Ski Fishing
Coming from a commercial fishing background its no surprise that fishing is my passion and in my blood! In 2000 a simple experiment with a borrowed jetski and rod and reel in hand led me to where we are today – jetski fishing….. an exciting and unique new sport that is captivating a large number of interest—young and old!
I have entered numerous competitions, locally and in Mozambique – achieving excellent results. The one that is most memorable was the Umhlanga Festival in 2001 – which was my first attempt at competition fishing. It was also the first time a jet-ski had attempted entering such an event – needless to say there was much speculation!! The end result was that a single jetski fisherman caught the most fish for an individual and landed first prize in this category.
I have also hosted jetski fishing competitions in Mozambique in which Garmin has always played an important role, not only in helping me find fish, but also by sponsoring fantastic product and with out Garmin, the competitions would never be a success.
At present I host jetski fishing adventures in Mozambique. I cater for the beginner, novice and experienced jetski fisherman covering all aspects of jetski fishing. From beach driving and launching, rigging your jetski for fishing, the correct fishing tackle, different fishing techniques to catching the BIG one and most importantly using your Garmin to its full potential.
My Garmin 720s definitely keeps my reels “screaming” and my rods “bent” !More Info
Lance Klusener - Fishing
Lance Klusener (born 4 September 1971 in Durban, South Africa) is a cricketer, more specifically an all-rounder. He is known for his aggressive batting and his fast-medium swing bowling. He is nicknamed "Zulu" because of his fluency in that language. Following his exploits at the 1999 World Cup, he topped the ICC ODI Batting rankings. His peak rating put him 28th on the ICC all-time ODI Batting rankings, and his career ODI batting average of 41.10 placed him among the ranks of South Africa's most accomplished one-day batsmen.
Lance Klusener is now an avid fisherman. Fishing has been great. Summer rains has brought the rivers down bringing food and cover for bait fish which in turn attract the game fish which we target. My Garmin 525s is invaluable in finding the baitfish and as you know find the food find the fish.
Locating reefs to jig for Amberjack and Kingfish is a breeze using the GPS echosounder combo. Punch in the coordinates of your secret spot and the GPS put me rite on it and the fish finder allows me to see exactly who is home.
Raoul de Jongh - Multisport
An adventurer at heart, I race across the disciplines of triathlon, Xterra, Ironman, Multisport and Mountain biking in the pursuit of a balanced life filled with moments that take my breath away.
I use Garmin products because they take the guesswork out of training. They also make it incredibly easy for me to work with my coach whether I am in Cape Town or Stockholm and integrate perfectly with other Ant+ devices like power meters and body scales.
"I currently use the Forerunner 310XT for running and all racing and the Edge 705 for all my cycling training. The Edge is also particularly helpful when getting lost on epic mountain bike adventures in South Africa and has saved me on numerous occasions"
Secret Destinations - Multisport
Secret Destinations' mission is to enable bike riders, hikers and divers to experience special adventures that would not be possible without our meticulous planning, organisation and management of the expedition.
We have travelled and continue to travel all over South Africa, Africa and the rest of the world in search of the best destinations for mountain bikers, road bikers, hikers and trekkers, and scuba divers, so that we can take our clients on these once in a life time, bucket list, experiences. We are able to take you for the adventure of a life time to special secret destinations that we have hand-picked as the ultimate destinations for adventure travel.
Secret Destinations' primary focus is organised adventure missions to more remote destinations in Africa. These are real once in a life time trips, never to be forgotten, giving riders, hikers and divers the chance to experience the real untouched Africa. We do tailor made as well as scheduled events to South African, Madagascar, Malawi, Kenya, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia and Lesotho.
Secret Destinations is based in Cape Town, South Africa and we are experts in adventure activities in and around Cape Town and the surrounding Western Cape. We offer single day adventures, multiple day trip and weekend missions from extreme to beginner levels. Our trips are led by experienced guides and all travel, accommodation and meals are taken care of by our competent ground staff.
Most of our adventures are tailor made to your specific needs and ability, and we cater for small groups, large groups and single individuals. We also have certain scheduled events throughout the year that can be booked by individuals or groups. We specialise in both international travellers coming to South Africa, as well as local South African adrenaline junkies wanting to travel locally or abroad.
We also organise trips to highlight events on the South African and International Mountain Biking and Road Bike calendar. Including the Cape Argus, the Sani 2 Sea, the Wine 2 Whales and more.
Paarl Boys' High School
Na 'n klein begin waar die skool se deure op 15 Julie 1868 in 'n pakhuis langs Zeederbergplein geopen het, is die skool op sy huidige perseel, die plaas Berlyn, in 1900 voltooi, met Monte Bello wat in 1901 begin funksioneer het as die eerste koshuis op hierdie terrein. Vandag is daar nog 3 koshuise, t.w. Werda vir die graad agts, en Imhoff en Bellevue as die ander twee senior huise.
At Paarl Boys' High we pride ourselves in having a balanced approach to academics, culture and sport. Prominent people who attended the school were Mannetjies Roux, Ryk van Schoor, Boy and Fanie Louw, former state president Jim Fouche, former finance minister Owen Horwood and many more.
To date, Paarl Boys' High has produced 19 Rugby Springboks, including Corné Krige and Gurthrö Steenkamp, as well as many provincial rugby players and other sportsmen.
As each matric who finishes at Paarl Boys' High makes his way to the gate, he rings the old bell (which has also been hanging there since 1900) signifying his conviction as a Boishaaier, to make a positive difference in a negative world. Hence the schools' motto: "Tandem Fit Arbor Surculus" – Eventually the twig becomes a tree.
PinkDrive currently runs two "Pink" mobile breast check units. The educational unit travels to corporate and semi-urban areas around South Africa with the aim of enabling various disadvantaged communities to have accessible mammography education and potential screenings, while the mobile screening unit operates through local clinics, community health centres and hospitals.
Keeping the trucks on the road signifies the importance of tangibility, community support and corporate social responsibility making a significant impact on the health of our nation.
With Garmin’s assistance, our medical and truck staff will now be able to find their way with ease! We know that this will cut down on travelling time as they will no longer have to struggle to either find the clinics and/or hospitals.More Info
National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI)
The NSRI education programme, called WaterWise, teaches children basic water safety, what to do in an emergency and gives them the confidence to initiate basic bystander CPR while they wait for the ambulance to arrive. WaterWise targets the disadvantaged youth between the ages of nine and 14, because statistically they are the most at risk. (source: South African Medical Research Council)
La't Wiel is South Africa's foremost motoring television show. The programme first aired on May 4th, 2004 and more than 320 episodes have been produced to date, making it South Africa's longest running motoring show too! The show's fans - and there are many of them - are a passionate bunch, who are not only petrol heads, but also people who love the Afrikaans language. With that said, a large percentage of the show's regular viewers list English as their first language. Modelled loosely on some of the more successful motoring shows from abroad, La't Wiel has entertainment at its core. While the presenters and writers are all highly experienced motoring writers, who have an intimate knowledge of the subject matter, they are also entertainers at heart; sharing their knowledge and insights in a tongue-in-the-cheek style that has earned the show a reputation of integrity and credibility in an industry where those attributes are sometimes hard to come by...
Leopard Conservation Project
Fred Berrangé established the Leopard Conservation Project (LCP) in 2000 and together with other concerned citizens has had the privilege to conserve leopards in many different locations throughout Southern Africa.
The Organisation was registered as a non-profit, section 21 Company in 2007. The focus of the project has primarily been to protect the leopard from poaching, poisoning, trapping, and over-hunting, however in recent years the focus has shifted to include the collection of data on population and territory size as well as the genetic kinship and diversity of leopards within different regions. LCP has captured, darted, collared and released a number of animals into suitable environments with GSM cell phone collars and now monitors their movements remotely through the use of cutting edge technology. Collaring these animals has enabled LCP to collect morphometric (physiological) data that will contribute to a better understanding of how these animals are equipped to face, and affected by the challenges they face.
Aims and Objectives