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Drak Challenge top 10 goal for Khwela

Shongweni valley canoeing star Sbonelo Khwela is eagerly eyeing an N3TC Drak Challenge top ten finish when the 2016 edition of the popular Southern Drakensberg event takes place on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 January on the Mzimkhulu River. The Euro Steel/Red Bull star thoroughly enjoys the trip up to Underberg annually, having even spent

Dusi stalwart Hawarden makes his Drak debut

Legendary Dusi Canoe Marathon paddler Andre Hawarden is excitedly planning his first ever assault on the N3TC Drak Challenge on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 January 2016. The 67 year-old veteran of 36 editions of the FNB Dusi has somehow never taken part in the popular two-day marathon on the Mzimkhulu River through the Southern

Birkett back to defend his Drak title

Two-time defending N3TC Drak Challenge champion Andy Birkett has confirmed that he will be back to contest the 2016 edition of the two-day race on 23 and 24 January, saying that he will be ready for whatever conditions the Southern Drakensberg weather throws at him. “I am amped!” said Birkett. “It seems to have crept

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.

Birkett and Adie defend their Drak titles

In a rare paddling double Andy Birkett and Abby Adie successfully defended their men’s and women’s titles at the N3TC Drak Challenge on the tough 38km second stage from Swartberg bridge to Early Mists Farm on Sunday. Birkett (Team Eurosteel) started the final stage on an energy-sapping low Umzimkulu River with a two minute lead