Central Districts Canoe Union (CDCU)

We are glad introduce the new Orange Descent an exiting new race on the Orange River from Upington to Kakamas. This two-day stage race stretching over 73km covers one of the most beautiful stretch of water our country has to offer.

The Orange Descent will not only showcase our exiting river and the majestic scenery but it will also expose you to the warm and heartily Northern Cape hospitality.

The Orange Descent will be the official CSA canoe marathon in the CDCU union and will be under the management of the CDCU and Upington Canoe Club.

Date: 29-30 April 2016
Category: K2 Race year (K1 & K3 welcome)
Distance: 73km over 2 days

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The small Central Districts incorporates the old Free State Canoe Union, as well as clubs in the Northern Cape and North West provinces. It is based in Bloemfontein and provides a domestic season aimed at training for the major LD races across the country. It’s premier event is the 2-day Orange River Marathon, which is a blend of long expanses of flat water and a few massive rapids.



Waldo van der Linde – 072 184 9090 (

Affiliated Clubs: Bloemfontein, Kimberley, Welkom, Bethelem/Maluti, Potchefstroom, Vereeniging.

CSA Discipline Committee representatives:

Marathon – Waldo van der Linde
Slalom – Cameron McIntosh (chairman)