History of the Duzi Canoe Marathon
"The Dusi is essentially a three day canoe duathlon, being held annually between 22 and 24 January every year.
The tradition began in the early 1950s, with men and women from all over South Africa having flocked to take part in this biggest of endurance river races ever since. From its small beginnings, when it took the world famous conservationist, Dr Ian Player, six long days to reach the coast, the race now has a well organised standard 3 day format, alternating each year between double (k2) and single (k1) boats. However, the option to compete in either singles or doubles is available every year.