There’s no better time than now to start a fun-filled sport in the great outdoors!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to ensure social distancing, all beginners must now sign up to join the club.


The introductory sessions are run by our club coach (and Olympic silver medalist and World Champion), Attila Adrovicz. To set up an introductory session, please contact Attila. You can book an individual or group (a maximum of 4 people) session on…

  • Friday  between 16:00 – 17:30
  • Saturday between 10:00 – 12:00

The introductory class is R200 per person – please bring cash. All you need is some sunscreen and clothes that can get wet! Please note that all beginners need to be able to swim.


Once you have completed the Introductory Session with our club coach, you can start more regular training. These sessions are run by Attila, who will give you invaluable tips and tricks to improve your technique and stamina. Book your session on…


  • Wednesday between 16:30 – 17:30
  • Saturday between 09:00 – 10:00


Dabulamanzi and our coach Attila (AdroCoach) extend the following invitation to all beginner paddlers, and any juniors or other paddlers who want some extra training:

There will be a Time Trial of 2000/5000m (your choice) every Monday at 17:45.

All beginners are welcome. The coach will be available beforehand for technique and other coaching advice. Attila will take your times each week so you can track your improvement. Afterwards please come and have a socially distanced drink with us!

Should you have any questions, please contact Attila. We look forward to seeing you on the water.



Attila offers a variety of coaching packages to canoeists of all levels – from beginners sessions to Olympic standard training with his elite High Performance Squad.

As an athlete Attila has garnered numerous podium positions for Hungary between 1984 and 1996 at World Championship events in K2 and K4 Sprints, as well as a silver medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games for K4 in the 1000m.

He is a qualified sports scientist with a degree in Kayak-Canoeing Coaching from the Semmelweis University Faculty of Sports and Physical Education.

He has worked with both Hungarian and South African National teams, with athletes who achieved numerous podium positions at both Worlds and Olympics.


Club equipment (canoes, life jackets, paddles) is not for general use.

New and all members U16 may only use club equipment under the supervision of a club approved coach. Those currently registered are:

  • Attila Adrovicz – 072 122 6013
  • Anja Burger (SUP) – 072 804 4389
  • Peter Geach (Canoe Polo) – 083 659 4241
  • Russell Willis – 072 711 8444
  • Sibusiso Zulu – 073 217 6183

As stipulated in the indemnity form, beginners may use club equipment for 3 months after they join the club. During this time, they are to please pre-book a canoe with Attila (072 122 6013). Please do NOT use club equipment on Saturday mornings between 09.30-12.30 as this is when Attila runs the official beginner’s sessions. After 3 months, beginners are expected to buy their own equipment. If you would like friends and family members to learn to paddle, please use the existing club structures. We have a team of coaches who would love to teach your friends and family to paddle!

Please do not allow your children to play on the candock or to lean/play on the canoe polo goal posts. The candock is not to be run on or otherwise interfered with. It is a very expensive piece of equipment and it is being damaged.

The club is for the use of paid up members only. Staff have been instructed not to open the gates for anyone without a tag. In the interests of security, please respect the above and do not let in non-members. Please also ensure that the door to the change rooms is not jammed open by paint tins etc. Only people with tags may access the change rooms.