Dusi Canoe Marathon finish is close to The Riverside Hotel

The Dusi Canoe Marathon is a marathon canoe race held over three days between Pietermaritzburg and Durban, South Africa. It is run along the Msunduzi and Umgeni Rivers over a total distance of 120 kilometres. The race attracts between 1600 and 2000 paddlers each year, making it the biggest canoeing event on the African continent. It is organised by the Natal Canoe Club. The clubhouse is located on the banks of the Msunduzi River, at the exact start point of the race.

duzi canoe marathon is near to the riverside hotel

Blue Lagoon, Durban, 4001
Distance from The Riverside Hotel: 2 Minutes

The Dusi Canoe Marathon is held over a period of three days, with each day having a defined beginning and end. The average finishing time for top teams is under nine hours.

The race begins at the Natal Canoe Club at Camps Drift in Pietermaritzburg. The first stage is 42 kilometres and includes 15 kilometres of portaging. The 46 kilometres second stage to Inanda Dam includes the confluence of the Umgeni and Msundusi Rivers and an 11 kilometres flatwater paddle across the dam. The third stage to Blue Lagoon in Durban is the shortest, 36 kilometres, however it still contains a 10 kilometres flatwater paddle across the lagoon. The finish of the race is at the Kingfisher Canoe Club.

Competitors may enter the K1, K2, White Water, Touring or Touring Canadian (open canoes paddled by one or two paddlers using single blade paddles) Classes. Touring class kayaks may have rudders and this class includes all K3s, K4s and plastic kayaks. SUPs form part of the Touring Class.

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