Drak team entry option gets thumbs up

Paddlers entering the N3TC Drak Challenge in partnership with FNB will have the option of entering in a team following confirmation from the race organisers that they will retain the format that was introduced as an experiment last year. The concept is largely social and allows two paddlers to enter as a team and opt


2018 – Birkett races into record books

Andy Birkett bagged a fifth consecutive win at the N3TC Drak Challenge on Sunday to equal Ant Stott’s record for the most overall race wins, racing away from his FNB Dusi partner Hank McGregor in a gruelling duel on the lowest river in the race’s 25 year history. Birkett started the day with a two


N3TC Drak by numbers

0 – the number of compulsory portages on the race 1 – the number of international winners of the race – Max Hoff (Germany) in 2007 2 – the number of weirs on the race 3 – the number of athletes to have won three consecutive titles – Abby Solms, Hank McGregor and Andy Birkett


Drak entries match rising water levels

Buoyed by a month of exhilarating paddling on the full uMzimkhulu River, entries are pouring in for this weekend’s N3TC Drak Challenge canoe marathon in the Southern Drakensberg. The steady rainfall since the New Year seems to confirm predictions that the lean two year La Niña drought have been broken, certainly in the mountainous Eastern

Drak 2016

Welcome top the N3TC Drak Challenge 2016 on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 January 2016! Keep an eye on our river levels page here as the summer approaches and tripping season kicks in. Entries will open 1 December 2015.