Considered to be the most beautiful country in the world, South Africa is a “must see” destination. And what better way to experience the landscape and culture than through the sport of rowing? It is a long way to go, so the South Africa Rowing Safari in April is a two week adventure, although there is the possibility of joining us for only one week. We will explore the Western and Eastern Cape provinces. The Western Cape is most famous for the city of Cape Town and for wine. The Eastern Cape has national parks and a density of private game reserves – this is where we will see the famous wildlife of Africa: elephants, giraffes, zebras, lion, rhino and more.
We row with the back drop of mountains, hills and vast plains, plus one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Penguins will entertain us on False Bay; we will stop rowing to watch bright birds weaving nests that hang above the water; a row on the Kariega River brings us to lunch at a private game reserve where nyala wander past the table; after a row and a swim at a beautiful reservoir we will have a wine tasting lunch under the shade of a spreading tree; we will enjoy traditional “braais” or bbqs. This is rowing travel at its best.
Diverse groups of people have created a vibrant culture. You will not forget the beautiful smiles. They are like the sunshine: warm, constant and everywhere. Our South African rowing guides and hosts will share insights into this fascinating country, with its complex history. Experts will introduce us to history and wildlife. We will stroll stunning beaches that stretch into the horizon and climb sand dunes that rise high, crowned with fynbos. The South Africa Rowing Safari is beckoning.
Read some of our blog posts about this trip:
|Single Supplement||$610||$810||540 €|
Non-rowing companions welcomed. Program for non-rowing companions includes cycling, walking, kayaking and sightseeing options. It is possible to join us for one week only. See our Western Cape and Eastern Cape trips. Or consider our Western Cape Wildflower trip which takes place in August.
Registration closes 17 January 2018.
|Daily Distances||Boats||Max Group Size|
|15-30 km/day||Coastal coxed quads, doubles, fine doubles & fine singles||9 rowers|
Note that most of the rivers rowed are tidal in nature, which will determine the exact time of the rows. Wind conditions will also be an important consideration – safety is a priority. Thus, on some days, the actual program may vary from this description.
We recommended that you book a few extra days in Cape Town in advance of the trip start. It is a magnificent city with much to see and do in the “Mother City”. We especially recommend visits to Robben Island and Table Mountain.