Berg honours Mandela Centenary

The late president Nelson Mandela was born one hundred years ago this year. In honour of his legacy the Western Cape Canoe Union decided to join in his centenary celebrations expected all over the country this year. “The Berg River Canoe Marathon Management Committee thought it fitting to stage a series of five Nelson Mandela Centenary Freedom Walks to co-inside[…]

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Full river looming for Berg paddlers

Paddlers entered for the Berg River Canoe Marathon next week are reveling in the news that the river has been flowing at its highest level in the past five years, assuring the field of good paddling conditions for the four day race from 11 to 14 July. “Even if we have no more rain before the race, we will have[…]

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European heavweights enter Berg team fray

European marathon stars Joep Van Bakel and British stalwart Keith Moule have entered as a team for the Berg River Canoe Marathon from 12 to 15 July, adding further spice to the inaugural team competition. Moule finished in the top ten last year despite a hefty thirty minute penalty for swapping out a broken kayak, while Van Bakel racked up[…]

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