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  • COMPETITORS

    Everything you need to know about competing in the World Rowing Masters Regatta 2023 - from preparation, through to racing, through to socials and celebrations!

      COMPETITORS
  • VISITORS

    South Africa is a beautiful place to visit. Find out the visa requirements for your country and explore some of the places you can visit both during and after the regatta.

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  • SUPPORTERS

    1000's of people are required to make this regatta a success - spectators, volunteers, officials and sponsors. If you want to get involved have a look at the options.

      SUPPORTERS

Reasons to come and row in South Africa

Located in the southernmost region of Africa, is the most beautiful country in the world - South Africa! We are one of the world’s most colourful countries and boast truly spectacular sunsets, the colours of which are reflected in our logo. Here are some reasons to come to the World Rowing Masters Regatta in South Africa in 2023:

Many worlds in one

South Africa offers an extensive variety of breathtaking holidays and experiences, combined with a first world infrastructure. Expect superb beaches, dramatic mountains, world-famous game reserves, lakes, waterfalls, spectacular canyons, forests and wide plains, plus Cape Town, undeniably one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
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Excellent value for money

A trip to South Africa is very affordable as the South African rand offers great value for money against major world currencies such as the dollar, the euro, the British pound, the yen and the yuan. You can afford to travel around if you’re on a budget, however if you’d like to treat yourself with some luxurious accommodation and food you'll be surprised how affordable it is.
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Great rowing courses

We have great rowing courses situated in some of the most beautiful locations. After enjoying our great inland venues, plan your trip along our coastline, visiting all the rowing destinations from Durban down to Cape Town.
Rowing in South Africa

LATEST NEWS

Keep up-to-date on all the latest news about the 2023 World Rowing Masters Regatta, as well as interesting information about rowing in South Africa.

Update on infrastructure improvements at Roodeplaat

13-Aug-2021

Selwyn's team is working hard at Roodeplaat to finalise the new course, install the new jetties and...

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Olaf Tufte - Our "Master" of the Games

12-Aug-2021

The Olympics is one of the greatest global events where athletes in their prime and across ages gat...

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South Africa is back on the water

06-May-2021

1st and 2nd May was the South African National Regatta. At last our rowers from U14 through to Mast...

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Rejuvenation of Roodeplaat Dam

06-May-2021

The story of the battle with Water Hyacinth at Roodeplaat Dam, and how the team under Selwyn Jackso...

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A regatta with a purpose

The World Rowing Masters Regatta 2023 has been awarded to South Africa and will take place in September 2023 at Roodeplaat Dam in Tshwane, South Africa. The event will positively impact the local economy and community. Our vision is to use this regatta to leave a lasting legacy in the Tshwane region. This will be made possible with local involvement and innovation, while optimising social, environmental, economic and political impacts. See below our regatta in numbers.
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We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful country. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us and we'll see how we can help.

World Rowing Masters Regatta 2023 in South Africa