Paddle with Us
Monthly 5km Paddling Race
These monthly 5km paddling events are for any kayak, canoe, SUP or inflatable. Yes, this is for you!
This event is a race in that you start at the start, follow a course and finish at the finish. But it isn’t as much a ‘race’ as an opportunity for you to dust off your kayak (any type of kayak!) and to paddle it.
Paddling Race is for everyone – young, old, fit, unfit, beginner and experienced kayaker. There are two different course distances to choose from and marshals on the water to guide you.
You need little more than a kayak, paddle and PFD (and we do have some rental kayaks available too). It doesn’t matter whether your kayak is old or new, short or long, sleek or squat, plastic or fibreglass. Come and experience paddling.
Starting Point – The Likkewaan Canoe Club, Parys
Located just off the R59 as you enter Parys from the North, the Likkewaan Canoe Club (LKK) is a beautiful venue with its open lawns and large trees. With thanks to a weir a distance downstream of the club, paddlers enjoy kilometres of flatwater dotted with vegetated islands that create a variety of interesting and scenic routes. Goliath herons, grey herons and fish eagles are a treat to spot. You’ll certainly see many other waterbirds like darters, cormorants, herons, cranes, lapwings and kingfishers.
Parys is an easy 60 – 90-minute drive from Johannesburg.
Registration: 08h15 – 08h45
NOTE: Times may be adjusted in summer to beat the heat.
Venue admission: Free
Event entry fee: R50
Entry Form: Click Here
Contact: Paddle With Us
Mobile: 082 936 2509 (Lisa)