Dragon Boat Festival Regatta

Dragon Boat Festival Regatta

Dragon Boat Festival Regatta

Muizenberg is one of the original seaside holiday towns in the Cape peninsula with Cecil John Rhodes being one of the very first people to buy a holiday home in the picturesque village. The town has a lot going for it, things that keep people coming back year after year include; white beaches that stretch for almost 40 kilometres; the warm water which is a major contrast to the waters of Clifton; the surfing; the view across False Bay; the mountain and its walking trails; the laid back atmosphere and of course the Annual Dragon Boat Festival Regatta.

Dragon Boats originated in China more than 2250 years ago when Qu Yuan combined team spirit, sense of community and the determination to reach a goal into the rowing sport which took teams of 17 to 20 paddlers in a long, narrow canoe and working together tactfully yet energetically. A drummer in the bow sets the rhythm, while the sweep in the back maintains the course. Spectators are treated to an undoubted spectacle over short and medium distances.

The Cape of Good Hope Rotary Club hosts the Annual Dragon Boat Festival Regatta at Zandvlei in Muizenberg (Zandvlei Estuary was established in 1988 to protect the indigenous fauna and flora of the wetlands of the area), Cape Town. The racing of dragon boats was introduced to South Africa in 1992 and companies and other Rotary Clubs are invited to participate in this fun event. Unlike the original events, in the Annual Dragon Boat Festival Regatta the teams are made up of ten paddlers and a helmsman who take to the water and paddle in time to the beat of a drum to see who can make it across the finish line. There are usually four boats per heat fighting it out to make it through to the exciting final.

For more information on the Annual Dragon Boat Festival Regatta and future dates please contact:
Richard Parsons:
Tel: +27-21-7853410
Mob: +27-82-7867151

Muizenberg is about 20 minutes from Cape Towns city centre. It iss easily accessible via Main Road but an easier and speedier option is the M3. It is also on the southern train line, so you dont have to worry about your own transport.

Accommodation Near Dragon Boat Festival Regatta

Cap Michel

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Muizenberg

1.0km South of Dragon Boat Festival Regatta

Situated just below the scenic mountain drive of Boyes Drive with a magnificent view across False Bay is this tranquil fully equipped comfortable apartment.

Sleeps: 14 in 7 units/rooms

Bluebottle Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Muizenberg

1.3km South of Dragon Boat Festival Regatta

Bluebottle Guesthouse is nestled on the slopes of the Muizenberg Mountain. The guesthouse offers a breath-taking panoramic view of False bay from Cape Hangklip on the one end of the bay to Cape Point on the other.

Sleeps: 200 in 10 units/rooms

Villa St. James

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in St. James

2.9km South of Dragon Boat Festival Regatta

Exclusive Villa in St James, Cape Town. Ideal for a lavish seaside holiday and/or a Magnificent venue for weddings, conference or special occasions for up to 30 guests. Villa St James accommodates up to 16 people in 8 bedrooms with five bedrooms...

Sleeps: 8

Stonehurst at St. James

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in St. James

3.0km South of Dragon Boat Festival Regatta

Stonehurst situated in St. James, Cape Town. The house is self-catering and can sleep 8 comfortably. 1 minutes walk to St. James tidal pool and a short stroll to Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. Whale watching from your bed!

Castle Hill

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Kalk Bay

4.0km South of Dragon Boat Festival Regatta

The Inn at Castle Hill is a charming, characterful Edwardian Villa overlooking the quaint fishing village of Kalk Bay near Cape Town. Decorated in a classic colonial style, the beautiful ceilings and wrap around lattice veranda gives this building...

Belmont House Kalk bay

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Kalk Bay

4.0km South of Dragon Boat Festival Regatta

Situated in the very heart of picturesque Kalk Bay village is Belmont house which is a charming character filled home that's fully equipped with everything one might need to enjoy a wonderful self catering stay. Downstairs has 1 bedroom with a...

Chartfield Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Kalk Bay

4.1km South of Dragon Boat Festival Regatta

Chartfield Guesthouse in kalk Bay evokes the spirit of a time when everything was done with a little more style and with a lot more attention to detail. It's a haven created to whisk you away from the cares of the world the moment you step inside...

Aloe Cottage

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Bergvliet

4.5km North West of Dragon Boat Festival Regatta

Two self-catering units in a quiet cottage garden. Very conveniently situated in the suburb of Bergvliet. Ideal for exploration of the Cape Peninsular.

Graded:
Sleeps: 51 in 13 units/rooms

Ascot Gardens

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Constantia

4.7km North West of Dragon Boat Festival Regatta

Various sized and priced self catering garden suites and 2/3/4 bed houses.20 minutes from Cape Town. From R 570/night/unit. Private entrance and patios. Secure off street parking,free Internet, Laundry, Pool, Dstv. Can sleep up to 30 persons.

Sleeps: 31 in 6 units/rooms

Dunvegan Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Fish Hoek

4.8km South of Dragon Boat Festival Regatta

Dunvegan Lodge offers luxury self-catering or bed and breakfast accommodation in spacious sunny rooms, each with modern en-suite bathrooms, TV with satellite, telephone, hairdryer, safe and, for those chilly evenings, underfloor heating and electric