Boats and Equipment


There are 2 opportunities for international paddlers to transport/rent their own boats for WMC 2017 – Nelo and Prowave will be providing full transport services to Pietermaritzburg, South Africa and back to Europe.

For all boat transport and rentals for WMC 2017 please contact:

Nelo – Rentals
Nelo are prepared to collect boats at the European Marathon Championships in Ponte de Lima, Portugal.
Please deal directly with Manuel Santos at

Prowave – Rentals
Prowave has offered to transport boats via Germany as well.
Boats will either be collected at European Championships in Portugal or at Stefans base in Kassell, Germany.
Please deal directly with Stefan Bretthauer at

Kayak Centre – Rentals
For all boat rental enquiries in South Africa, please email
Read more here:

We have appointed a professional shipping company to assist with shipping, customs and logistics on the South African side.

MOPANE CARGO, based in Durban, South Africa can assist with any queries, costings and paperwork regarding shipping of boats to Pietermaritzburg. Mopane Cargo can provide the following services:

  • Clearing the containers into SA through Durban port.
  • Handling all Customs related work regarding the containers.
  • Transport and delivery of the containers to PMB and back to Dbn port again, after the event.
  • Handling all the Export and Customs related documents for the return of the containers to their origin.

Please contact CATHY STRUWIG of Mopane Cargo directly for any information at: Email:  or phone: +27 (31) 563 3504

Certain Airlines do not allow paddles to be transported as hand luggage and charge fees for this. Please consult with your travel agent – or the event organizers travel representative – – when making flight and travel arrangements.

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