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South African 600km Paddle Adventure: Free Club Event Thursday 14 April @19.00

By 22 April 2016No Comments

South African 600km Paddle Adventure:

 Free Club Event

Thursday 14 April @19.00


Between 2002 and 2006 Martyn and a bunch of fellow adventures paddled over 600km down the Orange River (Gariep) from the Augrabies waterfall to the Atlantic on the South African/Namibian border. This is a spectacular and very isolated section of river that rather uniquely passes through rugged semi desert and desert. They did the paddle in 4 separate trips each 5 to 8 days of paddling.

Since then, Martyn has put together a presentation that is filled with photos, maps etc but also focuses on what inspired it, the planning, the geography of the river and of course some of the exciting incidents.

Martyn lives in Petersham and is a geologist by profession. He still paddles in his own time in England in one of two touring kayaks that he owns, a Prijon single and a double. He has paddled a lot of the Thames, the river Wey navigation and the Rive Wye in Wales etc., and having met our very own Angus one day on a towpath he might consider joining us as well.

Bring your own drink, get some food and spend a great evening in the club to listen to his amazing adventures! I am happy to get pizzas if you let me know that you’d like it and if there is enough people.

For any details please contact me directly at or catch me over the weekend! Do let me know if you are planning to come!

Happy Paddling!!