The Berg River Canoe Marathon


There are plenty of great places to stay on each day of the Berg, ranging from hotels to B&Bs and self-catering accommodation. Check out each regions tourism website for full details.

Delsma Farm
Located at the finish of the first stage, this new function and wedding venue is ideal for the first half of the race. With two and three bedroom cottages as well as individual rooms, there are a wide variety of options. The “Toast” restaurant on site offers upmarket and modern farm style cuisine.

Contact or call 022 100 0288.


Located in Tulbagh close to the first stage overnight stop, Saronsberg is a stylish and modern wine estate that offers a variety of one and two bedroom self-catering cottages. They are no stranger to big sporting events, having hosted overnights for the Absa Cape Epic.

Berg special : Guests can book via the following link to qualify for a 20% discount on their accommodation :  or use the promo code : BergRiverCanoe

Nelson Wine Estate:
Nelson Wine Estate is located 1km from the Berg river. A good location for Day 1 and 2 of the race. 12 Standard rooms and three luxury suites with a full braai open for all who stay in the accommodation as well as kitchen facilities available.
Alan Nelson (the owner of Nelson Wine Estate) knows the Berg River is one of the most grueling canoe races in the world having completed over a dozen himself.

Contact Lisha for more assistance at or 021 869 8453. Quote “Berg Paddler” to get your discounted rate.

Paarl :
Boschenmeer Golf Estate, self catering for up to 8 people.  071 576 4390 or

Riebeek Wes:
Merindol Manor- a luxury Guesthouse (4 stars TGCSA ) with  a full secured parking for the cars, trailers and boats, we have 5 rooms, and they can organize diner for the guests in the evening.
Nath &Vincent Bleyaert 081 7630798 or 061 4103298 Merindol Manor

Fish Eagle River Lodge, camping with all the usual facilities just two kms from the Hermon bridge. A great viewing spot to watch the canoeists go past (our camp site and gardens are next to the river).
Website :

Du Vlei Accommodation at Hermon Bridge – Ideal for paddlers and their families 083 269 3310

Bridgetown – Day Two overnight stop|
Lunch – Lunch included in entry for the paddler upon presentation of the coloured band in the goodie bag.
Cafe will be operated by the Lions with food and drinks for the seconds, please bring cash!

Dinner and Accommodation and Breakfast – interested parties must book with Ansu on whatsapp +27827327625

Misverstand Dam:
Club Elani – Misverstand dam wall : Office: 022 423 8175, Fax: 086 623 4130, Skype: mandy.ser

Doornboom Cottage

Velddrif/Port Owen:
Eigevis Waterfront Hotels is our official host in Velddrif.
Berg River Tourism – Velddrif places to stay :
Kuifkopvisvanger Accommodation
Heron Quays – sleeps up to 8 people in Port Owen
Maxie 39 Marina Villa

Regional tourism authorities:
Riebeek Kasteel/Riebeek West:
Tulbagh :
Cape West Coast:

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