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21 September to 24 September 2023

WORLD MASTERS 2023 IS IN SOUTH AFRICA!

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!

Visit South Africa

Located in the southernmost region of Africa, is one of the most beautiful countries in the world - South Africa!

BREATHTAKING DESTINATIONS
Discover superb beaches, dramatic mountains, world-famous game reserves, and Cape Town - voted one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

AFFORDABLE
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.

Extension with tons of potential
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Mpumalanga
Extension with tons of potential
Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces
 iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu-Natal
 
iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu-Natal
The Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal
 
The Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal
Durban's Golden Mile, KwaZulu-Natal
 
Durban's Golden Mile, KwaZulu-Natal
Cage Dive with Great White Sharks
 
Cage Dive with Great White Sharks
The Garden Rout
 
The Garden Route
Cape Town, Western Cape
Cape Town, Western Cape
Stellenbosch, Western Cape
 
The Cape Winelands
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape
 
Kgalagadi, Northern Cape

Places to stay

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.

CAMPING
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.

Accommodation Near Roodeplaat in Tshwane, Pretoria
5-star accommodation
Accommodation Near Roodeplaat in Tshwane, Pretoria
5-star accommodation
Accommodation Near Roodeplaat in Tshwane, Pretoria
4-star accommodation
Accommodation Near Roodeplaat in Tshwane, Pretoria
3-star accommodation
Accommodation Near Roodeplaat in Tshwane, Pretoria
3-star accommodation
Accommodation Near Roodeplaat in Tshwane, Pretoria
5-star accommodation
Accommodation Near Roodeplaat in Tshwane, Pretoria
Bush lodge accommodation
Accommodation Near Roodeplaat in Tshwane, Pretoria
Bush lodge accommodation
Accommodation Near Roodeplaat in Tshwane, Pretoria
Bush lodge accommodation
Accommodation Near Roodeplaat in Tshwane, Pretoria
Tented camps
Accommodation Near Roodeplaat in Tshwane, Pretoria
Camping

Day visits close to Roodeplaat

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!

The Regatta

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!

GETTING AROUND
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!

BOATS HIRE
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.

Masters from Vikings Rowing Club
Masters from Vikings Rowing Club
A view of the bank at Roodeplaat
 
A view of the bank at Roodeplaat
South Africans in Hungary
 
South Africans in Hungary
South Africans in Hungary
 
South Africans in Hungary
South Africans in Hungary
South Africans in Hungary
South Africans in Hungary
South Africans in Hungary
South Africans in Hungary
South Africans in Hungary
Sunset at Roodeplaat
Sunset at Roodeplaat
Impala grazing on the banks of Roodeplaat
Impala grazing on the banks
A view of Roodeplaat dam
 
A view of Roodeplaat dam
Spectators at Roodeplaat
Spectators at Roodeplaat
Inquisitive Mongoose at Roodeplaat
Inquisitive Mongooses

VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION

Where to stay

We are busy negotiating competitive accommodation rates. Keep an eye on this page for how to book:
Where to stay

Things to see

We will soon provide a facility for you to book day tours during the regatta around Roodeplaat:
Things to see

Explore South Africa

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

Competitor information

Find all the information you need to compete at World Rowing Masters regatta 2023: from entries to boat hire to racing schedule to socials:
Competitor information

Frequently Asked Questions

If anything is not covered in this brochure, visit the FAQ section on our website or email us at info@wrmr2023.africa.
Frequently asked questions

TSHWANE WEATHER
 

Start planning your trip today!

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