Thrombi XFest 2018


Southern Africa's premier creek race
powered by RAW Adrenaline  

21-22 JANUARY 2017

In memory of Graeme  and Guy Anderson

Held on the beautiful Umzimkulu River near Underberg, Kwazulu Natal, this is the biggest whitewater kayaking event in South Africa, featuring head-to-head kayak and SUP racing down class II-IV whitewater, downriver freestyle off a 9 m waterfall and a social paddle.  The spectator-friendly venue and superb whitewater makes this one of the premier events on the South African kayaking circuit. Since 2013, the event has raised over R 14,000 for Pevency Place, a facility for adults with cerebral palsy near Underberg.

In 2017 the event will be held on the 21st and 22nd of January, the same weekend as the Drak Challenge, and some logistics will be shared with this event. For more info on the Drak see

We would like to thank RAW Adrenaline, Umzimkulu River Lodge, Thule, TomTom, Umgano Eco Adventures and Red Paddle Co for their support of the 2016 event - please contact us if you are interested in supporting the Thrombi Xfest 2017