Come Row in Africa

The World Rowing Masters Regatta 2023 has been awarded to South Africa and will take place 21-24 September 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 food, and award-winning wines. 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. 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! Rent a camper van or trailer and use this to explore South Africa after the regatta.

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! 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.

Come and Talk to Us

We will be at the National Masters Regatta at Lake Karapiro in September so please come and see us to have a chat about attending what is going to be a truly remarkable regatta.

Alternatively you can contact Dennis Howard at