The amaBele Belles are the first Breast
Cancer Survivor Dragon Boating club in South Africa, and indeed on the continent
of Africa. BCS Dragon Boating is an international movement inspired by the
research of Canadian sports medicine specialist Don McKenzie. Survivors of
breast cancer join together to paddle dragon boats to the benefit of their
physical health and social wellbeing.
‘Amabele’ means ‘breasts’ in the Xhosa
‘The Belles’ exist to create an atmosphere
of support, friendship, exercise, and to increase the quality of life after
breast cancer for survivors. Benefits include teambuilding, friendship,
solidarity and support for women of all walks of life as well as all ages and
A dragon boat seats 20 people, and is
steered by a ‘helm’. It is a unique exercise that is made even more special by
the fact that we get to paddle in one of the most beautiful harbours in the world!
We paddle at the V&A Waterfront on
Wednesdays @ 5:30 for 6pm and on Saturdays @9 for 9:30 am.
For further information contact:
Merlin: 083 475 8582
Eileen: 072 425 3046
Lenora: 082 424 7466
Or visit their website