Dragon Boat Racing Cape Town

Dragon boat racing is so much fun. This ancient Chinese cultural tradition was brought to Cape Town a number of years ago when the city was given two dragon boats by Taiwan. Dragon boat paddling is quite different to paddling a kayak or a canoe, and it takes a short while to pick up the technique. It’s all about teamwork and timing, and it is an awesomely effective workout.

Cape Town is one of the centres in South Africa that has a very active Dragon Boat Racing community, they…

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Dragon Boat Racing in Cape Town
Dragon boat racing in Cape Town

Dragon boat racing is so much fun. This ancient Chinese cultural tradition was brought to Cape Town a number of years ago when the city was given two dragon boats by Taiwan. Dragon boat paddling is quite different to paddling a kayak or a canoe, and it takes a short while to pick up the technique. It’s all about teamwork and timing, and it is an awesomely effective workout.

Cape Town is one of the centres in South Africa that has a very active Dragon Boat Racing community, they regularly get together at the V&A Waterfront.  One of the more proactive clubs in the Western Cape is Mujaji Dragon Boat Club, so if you are looking for something new and exciting to try give them a buzz.

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Mujaji Dragon Boat Club - Cape Town

Dragon Boat racing is an energetic, colourful, exciting team sport with ancient Chinese traditions. Modern racing dragon boats hold 22 people: 20 paddlers, a steersman and a drummer. Dragon-boating is unique in that inexperienced paddlers can be coached to the level of having a lot of fun, good exercise and a unique teambuilding experience in a very short space of time. This is a sport all...