Riaan Manser was born in 1973 in Pretoria. He grew up in Zululand and attended John Ross College in Richards Bay. After studying Human Resource Management he took a job in the medical industry. He has been a lifesaver, a surfer and a rugby player. When he took his bicycle to ride around Africa it was as a commitment to do something entirely extraordinary with his life. He is now an author and motivational speaker -- and is looking for his next adventure.
"The book is a melange as varied, tasty and often frightening as the range of cuisine he experienced. It is bright, entertaining and insightful travel writing about a continent that sorely needs a good press." -- Jean-Jacques Cornish, Africa correspondent "Fascinating and unusual -- a wonderful optimism shone through". -- John Robbie, 702 Talk Radio