Prof Graeme Addison is a prolific writer on popular science and a Professor of Communication. His books include the 3-volume Edge Series on innovations in South African Science, Engineering, Technology and the Arts, and another work on Fruits of Democracy: Science since Apartheid. He has written on the philosophy of Ubuntu in African business, and authored two books on whitewater rafting and the rivers of the world. Graeme pioneered rafting on SA river by establishing several now-popular routes and designing the famous Croc 2-seater inflatable. He is also keen mountain biker and hiker, ready to do the Dome with you by water, on two wheels, or by foot.
Karen Addison qualified is a teacher of the deaf. Her love of children took her to several schools throughout the country bringing fun and activity to those who could not hear. She took up trail running and completed numerous endurance marathons such as the Sky Run, War Trail, Mweni loop, and Hermanus to Paarl. After she married Graeme she took up canoeing and was SA Women’s slalom champion. She is a keen birdwatcher and takes school groups on ecology walks along the banks of the Vaal. Karen is a qualified Dome Guide and Hiking Guide, focusing on geology, nature and wildlife. Karen will happily hike with you Dome viewpoints and lead you on longer trails.
Assistants and trainees
Through Adventure Standards Africa we train and qualify tour guides, focusing on adventure tourism. Trainees assist on hikes and Dome tours. Contact us for details of how to get involved.
More about guide training here: AsAfrica.