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

To get a taste of what canoeing is all about, join us on Saturdays from 10:00 – 12:00 for an introductory class from our club coach, Olympic silver medalist and World Champion Attila Adrovicz. 


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.

If you are not feeling confident enough to join the club after your first Saturday introductory session, Attila offers two more introductory sessions. These sessions can be scheduled on any weekday between 16.00 – 18.00. They are R200 per person (please bring cash). To book, contact Attila:


Dabulamanzi and our coach Attila (AdroCoach) extend the following invitation to all beginner paddlers and juniors:

There will be a 5000 m timetrial on Thursdays before the Official Club’s Timetrial.

Start: 17.00

Attila will take your times each week so you can track your improvement. Afterwards please come and have a drink with us!

We look forward to seeing you on the water.

January Summer School Holiday Canoeing Clinic

 Following COVID19 Regulations Level 1. COVID Compliance Officer will be there to represent DABs

When: Monday 04 to Friday 08 January 2021 (break), Monday 11 to Tuesday 12 January 2021.

Times: 07h30 (08h00 by arrangement) to 16h30 (17h00 by arrangement)

Venue: Emmarentia – Dabulamanzi Canoe Club

What will be covered:
– K1-K2-K4 / Guppies Boats / Kayaking-ergometers / Gym equipment / Motor – boat safety
− Program for a Paddling Clinic
− Daily canoeing for Guppies / Beginners and Junior HP training AM / PM
− Inter-volume / Technique / Time Trial / Start experience
− Work on Technique with Video analysis
− Running – Gym – Canoe polo – Sub
− Snack – Lunch and drinks will be provided

Swimming experience is necessary.

Please contact coach Adrovicz Attila on e-mail ( or phone (072 122 6013).



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. 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.