Man paddles SA coastline in 70 days

2013-02-20 20:04

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.

  • Wike Mood - 2013-02-20 20:24

    well done sir.a good cause!

  • Calvin Mbhele - 2013-02-20 22:22

    One out of a million capetonians,who all want out to Australia,but he remain proudly south african, give mr Kohler a Benzzzzz!!!

      bibi.vanzyl - 2013-02-21 07:45

      Not so Calvin, it is the people of Gauteng who emigrate to foreign countries and semigrate to CT. Look up the stats. Very few CT emigrate.

  • laenigittins - 2013-02-21 16:47

    Congratulations Rich - great achievement and sounds like a wonderful experience for you. Bet your darling wife is pleased to have you home. X

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