Initially paddling as an enthusiastic Safmarine corporate team in the 2nd Cape Town International in 1996,
Mujaji is one of the oldest dragon boat racing clubs in South Africa and is named after the Rain Queen, a dragon that is said to look like a great feathered serpent and who lives on Table Mountain. Dragon Mujaji is very environmentally aware, actively protecting the lands of Southern Africa. In her human form she wears a head-dress of iridescent feathers and is accompanied by a large lion.
the paddlers formed the Safdragons club in 1998.
This name was changed to Mujaji in 2004, in time for the Club Crew World Championship (CCWC), Cape Town
Two local ladies teams, Mujaji (orange) and Paddlesnappers, neck and neck at the Cape Town CCWC 2004
Mujaji's home is in Cape Town's V&A Waterfront, at the foot of Table Mountain (home to the Rain Queen) in one of the most beautiful paddling venues in the world.
Known for our welcoming friendliness, we nonetheless enjoy good hard paddling ....
Our paddlers have participated in Internationals and World Championships in Hong Kong, Macau, Nottingham, Rome, Poznan, Prague, Singapore, Penang, Taipei and in numerous cities in China (including YueYuan, Sanshui, Beijing, Huangzhou, Xaimen, Miluo, Nanning, Zhaoqing, Zhanjiang, Shauguan and Guangzhou), and fun events such as the Venetian Vogalonga and the first dragonboat crossing to Robben Island.
This is the team to join if you want to get fit by engaging in really good exercise - and to have fun doing it.
Paddle with Mujaji all year round
As we occasionally race at Century City, email our secretary to confirm time and venue, especially on Saturdays
... (or check out our news and notices page to see if there is a regatta or change on venue)
Meet: at the free parking next to the Cape Grace Hotel in the V&A Waterfront... map
- Tuesdays 18h00-19h30 (beginners welcome)
- Thursdays 18h00-19h00 (experienced paddlers only)
- Saturdays 08h00-09h30 (beginners welcome)
Wear: lycra shorts and a reasonably close-fitting top (a wet loose top gets in the way), shoes that can get wet.
Bring: a water-bottle and dry clothes for afterwards (& some money on Tuesdays for post-paddle drinks & laughter at The Bascule).
Paddling fee: R50/month or R500/year, (Club membership = R220/annum)
Training sessions are planned to improve endurance, strength, technique, teamwork and of course, speed.
Member without Portfolio:
Mujaji Dragon Boat Club is a member of the Western Province Dragon Boat Association (WPDBA) which is affiliated to
the South African Dragon Boat Association (SADBA), a member of the International Dragon Boat Association (IDBF)