2021 Orange Descent

2021 will be a K2 event

2 Day stage race covering 54km of great river paddling promising to be everything you’ve dreamt of and much more for paddlers and seconds alike!


  • Day 1 will start at Ikaia Resort, Keimoes and finish 26km down stream at Die Mas Resort, Kakamas.

  • Day 2 will start at Sakkie Se Arkie, Upington and finish 28km down stream at Oranje Rus, Kanoneiland.


Come and enjoy true Northern Cape hospitality and discover one of South Africas most majestic rivers, the Orange River. The Orange Descent Canoe Marathon is a 2 day stage race covering 54km of exquisite river paddling.

 The Orange Descent Canoe Marathon is an B-Grade race which make it accessible to everyone. 

Race Sponsors

We would like to thank each and every race sponsors for their continuous support to ensure the future and success of the Orange Descent Canoe Marathon.

Experience the Northern Cape

The weekend includes registration at the popular Orange River Wine Tasting Centre where guests are welcome to indulge in a range of quality wines, a river cruise on Sakkie se Arkie, a trip to the Augrabies National Falls, scrumptious meals and welcoming Northern Cape hospitality.

Tented Village Accommodation

& Meal Package

Paddlers and Seconds can now enjoy the comfort and convenience of camping accommodation in a race village social atmosphere, functional and comfortable with all meals included . Be sure to book in advance!


Waldo van der Linde
072 184 9090