It’s almost Port Shepstone Bullslingers tube race time


The 37th annual tube race will take place on the mighty Umzimkulu River on 21 February.

One of the Port Shepstone Bullslingers Club’s main fundraisers and one of the most popular events on the South Coast calendar, the race will start at the NPC premises and ends at Kulu Crete some 11km downstream.

With entertainment, a flea market, a Miss Tube Race and a strongman contest planned, it promises to be a fun-filled day.

Ernst Meier, vice-president of the Port Shepstone Bullslingers Club, urges locals to enter the race.

“We expect some 600 participants but really need the locals to join us in numbers as this great event is getting more support from out-of-towners than from the locals,” said Meier.

“Bring your family and friends along for an unforgettable experience tube rafting down the mighty Umzimkulu River.

“Your team can take it serious and race competitively, or you can float down the river at your own pace, whatever floats your tube.

“Companies, branch offices, divisions, departments etc, join in the fun; use this as an excellent team-building exercise to show your colleagues or competitors who’s the boss.”

All funds will go towards the Port Shepstone Bullslingers, a small service club who assists needy children through a variety of projects.

The club supplies children with school uniforms, textbooks, grocery vouchers, psychological counselling, occupational and speech therapy sessions and makes regular donations to local schools including Suid-Natal High School, Merlewood Primary School and Harding Special School.

Entry for the tube race is R150 and includes a 400g braai pack and charcoal.

Entry forms for the race, beauty pageant and strongman competition are available at and Coastal Laundromat in Port Shepstone.


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