Orange Descent Canoe Marathon

RACE INFORMATION

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Race Information

Total distance 54km / B-Grade Race

Day 1 will start at Die Punt 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.

Registration Day

Registration is from 13:00 – 17:00 at Orange River Wine tasting room in Schröder Street, Upington (-28.440660, 21.274473)

18:00 – You and your family are invited to a sundowner cruise on Sakkie se Arkie at R150 pp. (-28.460490, 21.245523)

We would prefer it if everyone could stay at Oranje Rus Resort or nearby in Kanoneiland, Keimoes or Upington. The reason for this is that all entertainment will be at Oranje Rus

Day One

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

Race Briefing – All necessary information will be send via WhatsApp and uploaded to our website and Facebook page 

* Vehicle transfer service is available. Please book and pay in advance at R300 per transfer – therefore R600 for both days.

08:00 – Bunch start at Die Punt Resort, Friersdale Keimoes (-28.754477, 20.845942)

12:00 – Last paddlers in at Die Mas, Kakamas (-28.762463, 20.645269)

16:00 – Guppy Race at Oranjerus Resort (28°38’20.4″S 21°07’06.1″E)

17:00 – Outdoor Race Lounge at  Oranjerus Resort

* There will be live music, cocktails, local craft bier and much more.. 

Day Two

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

Race Briefing – All necessary information will be send via WhatsApp and uploaded to our website and Facebook page

07:00 – Batch Start at Sakkie se Arkie, Upington (-28.460667, 21.245650)

10:30 – Last paddlers in at Oranjerus Resort (28°38’20.4″S 21°07’06.1″E)

10:30 – Prize Giving in at Oranjerus Resort

Race Village Tented Accommodation & Meal Package

Paddlers and Seconds can 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 2)

The race village accommodation consist of 3 people sharing a spacious 2,5 x 2,5m (4 man) canvas tent or 2 people sharing a smaller (3 man) tent, a 65mm foam fold-up camping mattresses, a camping chair and all meals for the event weekend.

*Bedding not included
* Only a limited (20) places available so don’t miss out and book early.
* Email us at info@orangedescent.co.za to book your accommodation

R1600 per person

Meals includes:
Day 0 – Dinner
Day 1Breakfast | Day 1 Lunch | Day 1 Dinner
Day 2Breakfast | Day 2 Lunch

Alternatively: 

Here are some of the guest houses and resorts located on our race route:

Central Accommodation – Kanoneiland  / Keimoes 

Paddlers Meals Included in Race Entry

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

Day One

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

Day Two

10:30 – Lunch at Oranjerus Resort and included for all entered paddlers

Guppy Race

We would love to get the youngsters involved an into our sport of paddling.

There will be a guppy race at Oranje Rus after Day 1 on Saturday, 11 November.  The race will start at 16:00 and will be a relay knockout format and each paddler will paddle about 1km in total and be in teams of 2. This way we can give a many kids the opportunity to paddle even if they don’t have their own equipment.

This will be a fun event with only a few lucky draws  as prizes.

Please contact us at info@orangedescent.co.za

Prize Money

* PRICE MONEY – COMING SOON!

Contact Us

Waldo van der Linde
Tel: 072 184 9090
info@orangedescent.co.za

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