Founded in 1951, The Dusi Canoe Marathon is one of South Africa's most iconic endurance events. This marathon covers roughly 120km of pure strength, fitness and grit as athletes go from Pietermaritzburg and Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, on the East Coast of South Africa.
The Dusi Canoe Marathon is the biggest canoeing event on the African continent, attracting each year between 900 and 1600 paddlers in one of the world’s most popular river marathons. The race is comprised of 3 days of paddling where paddlers choose between normal marathon K1s, K2s or even K3s.
Paddlers will have to sort the rocky river and make provision to their own hydration in this arduous race divided in three stages. Watch the Dusi Canoe Marathon as paddlers race across the South African landscape, on Nautical Channel.
Join host Andi van Zyl in South Africa for one of the toughest canoe races in the world! The Dusi Canoe Marathon famously pits competitors against powerful rapids and unpredictable wildlife, and the 2014 edition will feature SUP riders for the first time in the event’s history. Are you ready for all its action?
Discover the 2014 Dusi Canoe Marathon on Nautical Channel!
One of the most physically testing competitions is coming soon to Nautical Channel. The Dusi Canoe Marathon is a one of a kind canoe and running endurance race set in the magnificent South African Drakensberg hills and rapids. Follow this years edition as some of the fittest men and women single handedly row the 120 km river and run over the hills carrying their custom built canoes over their shoulders. Who will come first in this prestigious African event?
The three-day event of the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon is back again for the 2016 edition. Participants competing for the podium will have to trust their partners, be the best at route scouting and keep their focus until the very last moment, a task that is not easy at all. Both mental and physical preparation play a crucial part in one of the toughest paddling competitions.
Relive the best moments of the 2016 edition of the Dusi Canoe Marathon.
The 2017 edition of the FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon, raced over three days from Pietermaritzburg to Durban on the East Coast of South Africa is always tough paddling and portaging. With the country in the grips of the two year long drought, it became a whole lot tougher. Low rivers and searing hot weather, and the final stage raced on an empty river!
Discover the best moments of the 65th Dusi Canoe Marathon.