Orange Descent Canoe Marathon

RACE INFORMATION

13-14 November 2021 – K2

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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)

20:00 –  Dinner at Oranje Rus Resort (28°38’20.4″S 21°07’06.1″E) 

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

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 R200 per transfer – therefore R400 for both days.

05:30 – Breakfast at Oranjerus Resort (28°38’20.4″S 21°07’06.1″E)

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)

12:30 – There will be a self drive trip to Augrabies Falls.
Park Fees are payable at the gate. (-28.591527, 20.338757) 

19:00 – Dinner at Oranjerus Resort (28°38’20.4″S 21°07’06.1″E)

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.

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

05:30 – Breakfast at Oranjerus Resort (28°38’20.4″S 21°07’06.1″E)

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 & Meals 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 2 people sharing a spacious 2,5 x 2,5m canvas tent, a 65mm foam fold-up camping mattresses, a camping chair and all meals for the event weekend. *Bedding not included
R1300 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 

Prize Money & Lucky Draws
1st 2nd 3rd
MEN R 8 000 R 2 000 R 1 000
U/23 MEN R 1 000
U/18 MEN R 1 000

 

1st 2nd 3rd
LADIES R 8 000 R 2 000 R 1 000
U/23 LADIES R 1 000
U/18 LADIES R 1 000

 

* STROKE2MAX KAYAK ERGOMETER LUCKY DRAW – Worth R20750

HOW TO WIN:
1. Buy a raffle ticket for R200 on our website before the race at Stroke2max Lucky Draw or at registration on Friday.
2. Anyone can buy a ticket, paddlers, seconds or family members attending the race.
3. You can buy up to 4 lucky draw tickets per person at a time on our website.
4. All your lucky draw tickets will be included in the draw so it will increase your chance of winning!
5. The initial lucky draw will take place at prize giving on Sunday 14 November 2021, unless the minimum ticket limit has not been reached on 12 November 2021 @ 20:00.

T’s & C’s:
– The lucky Draw is dependent on a minimum of 80 tickets sold.
– If this minimum limit of tickets has not been sold on the day of Registration 12 November 2021 @ 20:00. Then the lucky draw will be postponed until the minimum ticket limit has been reached.
– The decision of the Lucky Draw is final.
– You don not, personally, have to be present at the draw in order to be eligible to win a prize
– The if you have already let you will have to pay the R600 courier cost to deliver your prize

Paddlers Meals

*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

15:00 – Drinks & Snacks at Augrabies Falls – Oranjekom Lookout point (28°57’68.8″S 20°29’92.0″E)

Day Two

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

Contact Us

Waldo van der Linde
Tel: 072 184 9090
info@stroke2max.com

Stroke2max Kayak Ergometers