Man paddles SA coastline in 70 days

2013-02-20 20:04
Richard Kohler (Picture: Supplied)

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Cape Town - A Cape Town man has paddled along the entire coastline of South Africa in 70 days, it was reported on Wednesday.

The Cape Argus reported that Richard Kohler, 43, set off solo from the mouth of the Orange River, which forms part of the South African-Namibian border, on 24 October.

He crossed the "finish line" at the South African border with Mozambique, just north of Kosi Bay, on Saturday.

"I'm feeling 100%. In fact, I'm feeling so good I thought for a moment about carrying on up to the equator," he said.

"In 70 days of paddling, I've encountered too many amazing people, bays, landmarks, lighthouses, rocky peninsulas and islands to describe in one breath."

Kohler reportedly raised money and awareness for the Cipla Miles for Smiles Foundation, which supported Operation Smile SA in raising funds for cleft palate operations for children.

- SAPA
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