Teams lined up at the start of Expedition Africa 2018 in the picturesque fishing village of Doringbaai, Namaqua West Coast.
The route started along the wild and rugged coastline and moved up towards the small Town of Papendorp on the mouth of the Olifants River.
Teams paddled upstream through magnificent private vineyards towards the beautiful Town of Lutzville.
Teams were welcomed into transition at Bellpost Wines a family owned boutique wine business.
Teams moved through the night on a difficult trek leg and will be inspired by the hope of a sunrise ahead of Day 2.
Its sure to be an amazing journey.