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


    Book your accommodation online. All hotels have been vetted by the Organising Committee and are on the shuttle route to and from the venue. Want a worry-free stay while enjoying the regatta, then book online today!


    Entries are now open! Take advantage of the Early Bird special of 28€ per seat. The special closes on 30 April. There are caps on certain boat classes so don't waste time - enter now!


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.
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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.

Introducing President of the Jury for 2023 - Carol Muirhead


Meet Carol Muirhead the President of the Jury for World Rowing Masters Regatta 2023. Carol will be ...


Update on Hyacinth at Roodeplaat Dam


The team have made great progress from January this year through to June in getting the hyacinth co...


Masters Commission in Rowing South Africa


Read the announcement from Rowing South Africa regarding the formalisation of a Masters Comission. ...


Water and sanitation upgrades at Roodeplaat


Betway are major sponsors of Rowing South Africa. Their sponsorship is invaluable in assisting with...


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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Start planning your trip today!

We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful country. First place to start is with booking your accommodation. 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