Welcome to the website of Umzinyathi Canoe Club

Umzinyathi Canoe Club was first started 27 years ago by a handful of dedicated paddlers who used to meet at Lahee Park in Pinetown to discuss strategies, and paddle at Shongweni Dam.

Over the years a magnificent club house was build at Shongweni dam and club membership has grown to over 400 members. Most are enthusiastic paddlers, some social paddlers and others, people who are simply keen to share the fun of the sport, being “drivers” for their friends or partners.

Our members are always keen to help show new paddler the basics and offer advice. We also really enjoy getting out and exploring the rivers of KZN, so most weekends will find a group of Umzinyathi paddlers tripping some section of the Dusi, Mkomaas or Mzimkhulu river.

Our clubhouse offers a wonderful escape from the busy lifestyle most of us lead during the week, especially the Wednesday evening get together which seems to bring the weekends closer together!