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Maps Maponyane travels 16 000km in search of water untouched by man.
Maps Maponyane travels 16 000km in search of water untouched by man.
Photo: YouTube/Glenfiddich SA
  • Maps Maponyane travelled 16 000km to find "water untouched by man", and he did it!
  • In multiple posts on social media, the South African media personality shows his trip to Iceland.
  • Maps hopes to "spread the word and raise funds" to help conserve South Africa's water resources.


Maps Maponyane has been on a journey where no man has been before.

In partnership with the Glenfiddich Challengers Club, the South African media personality travelled 16 000km to find "water untouched by man", and he did it!

According to multiple posts on Instagram, Maps travelled to Iceland to retrieve a sample of "the cleanest water on the planet," but it wasn't easy.

1 4x4 super jeep from road to snow; 1 snow sled and 6 huskies; hike hours through 15m deep snow; a whole lot of extra weight on my back… including 'accommodation' (tent) …to get to 1 glacial ice cave in Iceland.
-- Maps Maponyane shares what it took for him to find the cleanest water on the planet.

In a video of his journey, Maps shares the reason he went in search of an everyday necessity that no man had ever touched.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:

Maps is one of two 'Mavericks' part of this year's challengers club. Joining him is Zandile Ndhlovu, South Africa's first Black female freediving instructor. 

"With a shared goal to help conserve South Africa's water resources," Maps and Zandile each embarked on "the challenge of a lifetime" that they hope will "spread the word and raise funds".

Zandile's challenge was to complete 200 free dives to the ocean floor in 24 hours – a task achieved by 'The Black Mermaid' as she is affectionately known.


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