Race Info
Total distance 69km
B-Grade Race

Registration Day

Registration is from 13:00 – 16:00 at Orange River Wine tasting room in Schröder Street, Upington (GPS: 28°26’26.2″S 21°16’27.8″E)

17:30 – You and your family are invited to a sundowner cruise on Sakkie se Arkie at R150 pp. (Light platters will be provided and there is a cash bar on board. No own alcohol allowed.)

20:00 – Dinner at Oranje Rus Resort (GPS: 28°38’20.3″S 21°07’06.1″E) – Later registration available here. 

We would prefer it if everyone could stay at Oranje Rus Resort or nearby in Kanoneiland, Keimoes or Upington. The reason for this being practicality seeing as all meals and entertainment will be at Oranje Rus for the evening of registration day and day 1.

Day One

06:00 – Breakfast at Oranjerus Resort

08:00 – Opening & race briefing at Sakkie se Arkie

09:00 – Race start (Mass Start / Self Seeding). Vehicle transfer service is available. Please book and pay in advance at R200 per transfer – therefore R400 for both days.

12:30 – Last paddlers in at Oranjerus Resort (GPS: 28°38’20.3″S 21°07’06.1″E) 
Lunch will be available from 11:30

19:00 – Dinner at Oranjerus Resort (GPS: 28°38’20.3″S 21°07’06.1″E)

Day Two

05:30 – Breakfast at Oranjerus Resort

07:30 – Race briefing at Ikaya River Lodge in Keimoes (GPS: 28°43’47.1″S 20°59’08.9″E)

08:00 – Bunch start (if more than 100, then elapse time start for first 20)

13:00 – Last paddlers in at Die Mas van Kakamas (GPS: 28°45’47.3″S 20°38’45.6″E)
Lunch will be available from 12:00

13:30 – Prize giving at Die Mas van Kakamas

14:30 – There will be a self drive trip to Augrabies Falls where local wines and snacks will be enjoyed at popular view points of the Gorge. Park Fees are payable at the gate.

Paddlers will be able to enjoy a meal at the Augrabies Falls restaurant which will also give us an opportunity to view the Augrabies Falls at night when illuminated by spotlights.

Safety information and regulations

Whenever the safety or health of participants is endangered, the organizers reserve the right to enforce the withdrawal of any number of participants.

The organizers reserve the right to disqualify any participants, penalise participants with a time penalty or apply appropriate disciplinary action against any competitor in breach of the canoe race rules or who in any way tries to improve his position in a dishonest way.

The organizers have the right to amend or add to the rules at any stage. No change or amendments to the rules are allowed unless approved by the chief official. The organizers reserve the right of entry. Unless sound reasons can be given, a canoeist who disobeys any rules – whether they be specified in the brochure, on the entry form, pre-race note or given at the pre-race meeting – will be disqualified. Any appeal must be lodged in writing within one hour of the competitor completing the specific leg, to a member of the Jury. R50 must accompany the protest. CSA rules will apply.

Only paddlers 15 years or older (in the year that you turn 15) are allowed to compete in a K1.

10 liters of buoyancy (in front AND in back) is imperative and will be checked. Beach balls and bottles ONLY permissible if secured to the boat.

DECALS – Valid CSA registration numbers must be placed on each side of the front deck of the boat. Orange Descent Canoe Marathon Race decals must be placed on the front deck of the boat. Any other decals must be placed on the rear deck or on the sides behind the front point of the cockpit.

Paddles may be exchanged. No canoes replaced. No outside assistance of any kind is allowed, except in an emergency.

Lifesavers will be placed at most tricky places to assist paddlers.

Accommodation & Meals Package

Paddlers and Seconds can now enjoy the comfort after a long day in their kayaks. Practical, functional and 100% comfortable, we offer a camping experience in the social atmosphere of the race village.

The race village will be set up at Oranjerus (End of Day 1) on the Thursday night and Friday night and will then be moved by our team to Die Mas Kakamas for Saturday night.

The race village accommodation consist of 2 people sharing a spacious 2,5 x 2,5m canvas tent, a 65mm foam fold-up camping mattresses and all meals for the event weekend. *Bedding not included
R1300 per person

Meals includes:

  • Thursday Dinner
  • Friday Breakfast
  • Friday Lunch
  • Friday Dinner
  • Saturday Breakfast
  • Saturday Lunch
  • Saturday Augrabies Falls Sundowners and Snacks

Canoe Marathon Orange Descent | Orange River Northern Cape

 

Alternatively: 

Here are some of the guesthouses located on our race route:

Registration Day and Day 1
Official Overnight Stop – Oranjerus Resort,
082 772 5896 – www.oranjerus.co.za – Kanoneiland

Day 2 – Accommodation – Kakamas
Official Overnight Stop  – Die Mas van Kakamas
– 079 137 7667 – www.diemas.co.za – Kakamas

Prize Money

2020 To be confirmed

Meals

*Please make sure to have your armband when collecting your meals

Registration Day

17:30 – Everyone is invited to a sundowner cruise on Sakkie se Arkie
(R150 per person – Light platters will be provided with a cash bar on board. No own alcohol allowed.)

20:00 – Dinner at Oranjerus Resort

Day One

6:00 – Breakfast at Oranjerus Resort

11:00 – Lunch at Oranjerus Resort and included for all entered paddlers

19:00 – Dinner at Oranjerus Resort

Day Two

5:00 – Breakfast at Oranjerus Resort

11:00 – Lunch at Die Mas van Kakamas and included for all entered paddlers

14:30 – There will be a self drive trip to Augrabies Falls where local wines and snacks will be enjoyed at popular view points of the Gorge. Park Fees are payable at the gate.

Paddlers will be able to enjoy a meal at the Augrabies Falls restaurant which will also give us an opportunity to view the Augrabies Falls at night when illuminated by spotlights.