South African explorer and adventurer, Riaan Manser is set to take everyday people on the ultimate adventure of a lifetime in the brand-new series “How to Adventure”, coming to Discovery Channel on Tuesday, 14 November at 21:00pm.
Produced by Oxgy3n Media and in partnership with Volkswagen (VW), this series sees Riaan take several ordinary South Africans out of their comfort zone, travelling the length and breadth of South Africa on extraordinary nail-biting adventures. From snorkeling with seals while keeping an eye out for sharks, to jumping off cliffs and bridges, deep sea fishing to hiking a mountain, Riaan will show that anyone can adventure.
The special guests on the show are as diverse as the landscapes that they visit. From renowned chef, Reuben Riffel, and an experienced mountain guide, to a Drakensberg Boys Choir student, a film-maker and a 21-year old beauty pageant winner, they are all on a quest to break out of their everyday routines and do something exciting.
“I am honored that my career has led me to the point of partnering with Discovery Channel and Volkswagen in creating this show,” says Riaan. “We visited some of the most beautiful places in our country, and being able to live out my adventurous dreams with fellow South Africans made the experience so much more rewarding. I know the show will inspire viewers to seek out their own adventures and not be afraid to try something new.”
“Discovery Channel has once again delivered on its commitment to feature home-grown content, by working with a local production company and one of South Africa’s favourite TV personalities. Riaan’s travel tales have captured the imaginations of viewers worldwide and we are thrilled to present this 12-part series where he showcases even more of South Africa’s magnificent scenery and the thrilling adventures the country has to offer,” says Dilek Doyran, Vice President of Commercial Development and Country Manager of Africa and the Mediterranean.
“It was very exciting to have Volkswagen, a car brand with deep South African roots, and the Discovery Channel, South Africa’s number 1 premium factual channel, working together to bring this programme to life. Our Caddy and Kombi range are all about family adventure and living spontaneously, so when we heard about the upcoming show that aims to make adventure accessible to everyone, we knew the partnership would be a perfect fit,” says Volkswagen Marketing Manager, Tarryn Knight.
Rebecca Fuller-Campbell, CEO & Content Specialist, Oxyg3n Media, says “Working with Riaan again and seeing him produce a show that takes viewers on a tour of some of the most wild and thrilling locations on the continent, all in the hopes of inspiring people everywhere to get off the couch and experience the great unknown, was amazing yet again. We will continue to be a local production company that produces exciting and authentic local content for international channels”.
Riaan also offers tips and tricks for rookie adventurers everywhere, drawing on his years of experience travelling the world. With just a little know-how, the possibilities for a new generation of intrepid travelers are endless.
Don’t miss out on the explorations only on HOW TO ADVENUTURE on Discovery Channel (DStv 121) from Tuesday, 14 November at 21:00.