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Author & Photographer: Jacques Marais

Jacques marais 2Jacques Marais is a professional photographer, photojournalist and author who primarily focuses on adventure travel, extreme sport and the great outdoors. He regularly contributes to a wide selection of premium adventure-, travel- and outdoor lifestyle magazines and newspapers, both in South Africa and abroad.

He has authored and contributed to more than a dozen outdoor and adventure guides, covering activities as diverse as mountain biking, trail running, hiking and adventure racing.

Awards include selection as a TOP 50 Finalist in the acclaimed ILLUME Red Bull Photographic Competition, as well as Gold and Silver Certificates in the respected SONY Profoto Awards.

When Marais isn’t traveling around the most remote corners of the globe, he explores the Cape Peninsula trails with his wife Karyn and three kids – Beth, Robert and Grace – on their bikes or on foot.

Jacques Marais and MapStudio has come a long way, here is a list of our collaborations:
Top MTB Trails
More Top MTB Trails
Trail Runner’s Guide
Things to do in a Dorp
Doendinge in ‘n Dorp
Things to do in Moer & Gone Places

Read Jacques’ blog here.

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