Impala males next to Roodeplaat Dam
The World Rowing Masters Regatta 2023 has been awarded to South Africa and will take place in September 2023 at Roodeplaat Dam in Tshwane (previously Pretoria). Our vision is to deliver a world-class regatta that is profoundly African and leaves a legacy for South African rowing and the local community. Start planning your trip today, and be part of the first World Rowing event in Africa!
Located in the southernmost region of Africa, is one of the most beautiful countries in the world - South Africa!
Discover superb beaches, dramatic mountains, world-famous game reserves, and Cape Town - voted one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
The South African rand offers great value for money. You can afford to travel and treat yourself to luxurious accommodation,scrumptious food, and award-winning wines.
GREAT ROWING LOCATIONS
Plan a trip along our coastline, visiting all the rowing locations from Durban to Cape Town.
There are a range of accommodation options close to the venue to suit your budget.
FROM BACKPACKER TO 5-STAR
Treat yourself to a luxury hotel or bush lodge, or go for backpacker accommodation.
Enjoy camping under the beautiful African skies right next to the regatta course!
ACCOMMODATION ON THE MOVE
Rent a camper van or trailer and use this to explore South Africa after the regatta.
Roodeplaat Dam is in the municipal district of Tshwane and is part of the Greater Dinokeng area. This area offers many fascinating sights and experiences.
HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL TOURS
The Greater Dinokeng area is rich in natural, cultural, and historical heritage sites. Visit the Cullinan Diamond Mine, Lesedi Cultural Village or Maropeng Cradle of Humankind.
GAME RESERVES ON YOUR DOOR STEP
Take a guided tour of the famous Anne van Dyk Cheetah Centre. Only 30 minutes away from the regatta is the Dinokeng Game Reserve – you can race in the morning and be on a game drive in the afternoon!
We are excited to host the 2023 World Masters Regatta – the first world rowing event in Africa!
FLYING TO SOUTH AFRICA
Flight times vary depending on where you are coming from. Most flights are at night, so you climb on the plane, enjoy a book or a movie and before you know it, you wake up in beautiful South Africa. The flight is part of the fun!
From the World Rowing Masters 2023 Welcome Desk at Oliver Tambo International Airport, through to shuttles to and from your hotel, we will have you covered!
We will be offering a boat rental service. We expect several international boat manufacturers to bring fleets to the regatta, and we will also have local rowing fleets available for rental.
We are busy negotiating competitive accommodation rates. Keep an eye on this page for how to book:
Where to stay
We will soon provide a facility for you to book day tours during the regatta around Roodeplaat:
Things to see
We are finalising our tourism partners who will be able to assist you in booking safe and memorable trips across South Africa:
Explore South Africa
Find all the information you need to compete at World Rowing Masters regatta 2023: from entries to boat hire to racing schedule to socials:
If anything is not covered in this brochure, visit the FAQ section on our website or email us at email@example.com.
Frequently asked questions
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.