Riaan Manser is a South African adventurer, author and television personality known for his expeditions Around Africa On My Bicycle, Around Madagascar on My Kayak and Around Iceland on Inspiration.
Manser is a well-known personality, both in South Africa, and internationally. He was the first person to cycle around the entire perimeter of Africa, and he then went on to circumnavigate the entire island of Madagascar by Kayak.
These incredible feats of determination won him the title of Adventurer of The Year in 2006 and 2009. They also won him an immense amount of public admiration and support, and he has become a widely recognised role model and an icon of courage and triumph.
As a result, his books - Around Africa On My Bicycle and Around Madagascar on My Kayak became instant bestsellers.