The most fun you can have canoeing! 28, 29 January 2023

Where to Stay

The official race camping is now at Khotso Lodge & Horse Trails, right at the Trout Hatcheries!

Situated only 500m from the Umzimkulu river, Khotso is the perfect training basecamp in the mountains. Looking out over the jagged peaks of the Southern Drakensberg and onto the Underberg valley below, we’ve got activity and relaxation in equal measure, all surrounded by the most breathtaking landscape. Our accommodation is reflected in our setting, and we provide rustic, lively, comfortable, clean, affordable lodging to suit all and any who are looking to get the most out of the great outdoors and this magnificent place we’re lucky enough to call home.

To check out more details on our various accommodation options available click here.

082 412 5540

Underberg Accommodation
Here you can find a number of accommodation options in the area including Goxhill Dam cottage  sleeps 10/12 people.
Contact Debra-Lee Taylor
email: or call +27(0) 63 777 4910
Facebook: @UnderbergAccommodation  |  INSTAGRAM: underbergaccommodation

 Glenhaven is also available for camping – under the Oaks on the banks of the river above Glenhaven rapid.
Find out more from the booking form here.

DrakGardensLogo800Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort will be offering special deals to all Drak paddlers. Book at Central Reservations – Sthabile 031 337 4222

Castleburn Resort
Castelburn Resort, Day 1 start, is offering an accommodation special, 25% discount on normal rates for Drak paddlers, they have 19 chalets still available, Contact Christal Viljoen on 033 7011405.

Coleford Lodge
Self catering and dinner, bed and breakfast, next to Coleford Nature Reserve. Richard Champkins 078 9003891.

Himeville Arms Located in Himeville, 5km from Underberg the vibey Himeville Arms Hotel and Backpackers is an iconic spot!
033 7021305 tel
033 7021302 fax

Malachite Manor – on the Drak Gardens Road
Carrin Pieterse – 083-645-2026

 Mvuleni Farm House and cottage – sleeps 12 – contact Taryn on 0827710179

Mkomazana Mountain Cottages –  on the Sani Pass Road
Email: or phone: +27 63 699 4666

Penwarn Farm Lodge – 16km along Bushman’s Nek Road
For bookings email or call Kate 0721090283
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Alternatively there is a huge variety of accommodation options available in the area, from camping to backpackers lodges to B&Bs and self catering, as well as seriously luxurious accommodation. Visit the Southern Drakensberg Tourism website for more details. A full accommodation listing is here.