Coronavirus advisory

The organisers of the Berg River Canoe Marathon have advised that they are taking stock of the national state of disaster declared by the South African government in response to the coronavirus pandemic and how it will affect the race scheduled for 8 to 11 July. “We are extremely wary of the situation of the coronavirus and the devastating effects[…]

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Berg says farewell to Mark perrow

As the canoeing community mourns the death of champion paddler Mark Perrow the Berg River Canoe Marathon is paying tribute to the 1990 champion at a stage when Perrow and his Johannesburg training group totally dominated the race for more than a decade. Perrow’s friend and long-time K2 partner Graham Monteith recalls the core group, and most importantly, the intensity[…]

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Looking forward to 2020

Regarded as the longest and toughest race of its kind in South Africa – arguably in the world – the 59 year old Berg is set to get a new lease of life in 2020. As a paddler you will have this on your bucket list. Isn’t it time t0 tick it off in July?

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