The 26km long first stage starts by tumbling through ten technically challenging kilometres now known as the Valley of a Thousand Rapids, ending in the fabled Black Murray Rapid, before the gradient eases through to the finish of the first stage at Sinister Pool, just above the R617 Swartberg Road bridge outside Underberg.

The longer 36 kilometre second stage passes through two gorges laced with technically demanding rapids, interspersed with long deep pools, finishing at Early Mist Farm close to the Coleford resort.

The clean water, exciting rapids and serene flats have made it a popular choice with paddlers and their families countrywide, and the race is well established as one of the three biggest canoeing races on the national calendar.


Location: Underberg Southern Drakensberg KwaZulu Natal South Africa