Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon
presented by
Northern Cape
Department of Economic Development & Tourism
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7 - 9 August 2014
K2 Race

Come and enjoy true Northern Cape Hospitality and discover one of South Africa's most majestic rivers the Orange River.

The Orange River Canoe Marathon promises to be everything you dreamt of and much more for paddlers and seconds alike.

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thank our sponsors

# Results - 2014
# Wild Water Results

# Video's of GKCM 2014

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"Experience the Northern Cape"

presented by: Department of Economic Development & Tourism, Northern Cape

A huge welcome to all the paddlers who are joining us for the GREEN KALAHARI CANOE MARATHON!
With only a few days to go before the start of this amazing event, we would like you to take note of the various email addresses, Facebook Accounts and Twitter Profiles to follow. These Social Media streams will enable you, your families and supporters to keep track of what is happening at GKCM, also allowing them to interact with you, the other paddlers, the sponsors and the organisers. Please LIKE, ADD and TAG the various Social Media Forums, and spread the word regarding the main Profiles, Handles and Hash Tags as listed below:

Schedule Date Series Season Episode Schedule Time Schedule End Time Channel
04-Sep-14 Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon 2014 Highlights 20:00 20:30 SuperSport Eight
05-Sep-14 Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon 2014 Highlights 07:30 08:00 SuperSport Select SA
05-Sep-14 Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon 2014 Highlights 12:00 12:30 SuperSport Eight
08-Sep-14 Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon 2014 Highlights 12:00 12:30 SuperSport Eight
08-Sep-14 Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon 2014 Highlights 22:00 22:30 SuperSport Select SA
09-Sep-14 Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon 2014 Highlights 15:00 15:30 SuperSport Eight
11-Sep-14 Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon 2014 Highlights 08:00 08:30 SuperSport Eight
12-Sep-14 Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon 2014 Highlights 23:00 23:30 SuperSport Eight

Green Kalahari Itinerary

Date Time Place Activity
06/08 14h00-18h00 Cape Union Mart – Kalahari Mall Registration
07/08 09h00-10h00 Waterfront Guesthouse Registration
  10h30 Waterfront Guesthouse Start race
    Batch Start  
  10h45 Sun River Lodge Upt Race pass this point
  10h50 Old Path Bridge Upt Race pass this point
  11h00 Kameelmond Upt Race pass this point
  12h30 Oranjerus Kanoneiland Paddlers start arriving
  13h00 Oranjerus Lunch
08/08 08h30 iKaya Keimoes Race Briefing
  09h00 iKaya Keimoes Race Start
    Elaps Start Top 10 & The Rest Batch Start  
  10h00 Fosters Eiland/Die Punt Friersdale Race pass this point
  11h00 Neus Weir Race pass this point
  12h00 Die Mas Kakamas Paddlers start arriving
  13h00 Die Mas Lunch
09/08 09H30 Die Mas Kakamas Race Briefing
  10h00 Die Mas Kakamas Race Start
    Batch Start  
  10h15 Bridge Kakamas Race pass this point
  11h15 Bridge Marchand-Perdeiland Race pass this point
  11h30 Gawie se gat Perdeiland Race pass this point
  12h00 Khamkirri Augrabies Paddlers start arriving
  13h00 Khamkirri Lunch
  14h00-16h00 Wild Water Racing Start
  17h00 Prize giving Khamkirri
  19h00 Dinner Khamkirri

Prize giving : Day1&2: One hour after first paddlers arrive: Lunch straight after this.


We have not created a GREEN KALAHARI CANOE MARATHON TWITTER Profile, as we already have most paddlers following the individual profiles below. We will however do so after this event in order to stream-line the Social Media flow; at this stage, however, please include the following @handles in your Tweets, and append the #gkcm Hash Tag at the end of your post - this will help us to get the event to Trend.

@KalahariGawie - Gawie Nieuwoudt
@khamkirri - Khamkirri Private Nature Reserve
@jacqmaraisphoto - Jacques Marais Media
@NorthernCapeSA - Northern Cape Tourism
Hash Tag - #gkcm

A list of key FACEBOOK Profiles around the event are listed below :

Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon!/gkcanoemarathon?fref=ts

Jacques Marais Media

Ronelda Visser Public Relations

Go Northern Cape!/go.northerncape?fref=ts

Northern Cape Tourism Authority!/Northerncape?fref=ts



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Here's to an absolutely AMAZING RACE!

JACQUES MARAIS - Photographer / author / photojournalist
Specialising in outdoor adventure, travel and the environment
Regular contributor to premium publications around the globe
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