Due to drought
Tube race is postponed for 2017

The Port Shepstone Bullslingers Club is a Non Profit Organisation that helps children in need.

The TUBERACE is an annual event that takes place on the Mighty Umzimkulu River.  The Umzimkulu is the second swiftest flowing river in KwaZulu-Natal and is sure to deliver some great thrills and spills.

The race started as a fun event when a few completely bonkers chaps that decided it would be a good idea to float and paddle 20 km down a swift flowing river.  One thing led to another and the race was soon a very well attended fundraising event for the Port Shepstone Bullslingers Club drawing as many as 1 500 participants at its peak.  

The 37th annual race would have taken place on 21 February 2015 but for the first time in the history of the race it was cancelled.  The water level of river was so low that it was deemed too dangerous for competitors and due to safety concerns the race was cancelled.

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 boat (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.


Tuberace Date

The 2017 Tuberace has been cancelled due to the ongoing drought situation.

Beer Tent

Stay after the Tuberace for a few, remember all profits go to children in need!  However please do not drink and drive.


Participants get a meal ticket, we have catering for the public and spectators as well, have a bacon roll before the start R10.00 each

Music and Entertainment

Bring the kids, they will be entertained by the Coke Entertainment team.

Need directions, download a map here!

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Get Notified of Final Date

NPC is the main sponsor of the Tuberace Zurich Insurance provides vehicle insurance to the Tuberace.

Zurich Insurance provides vehicle insurance to the Tuberace

Glass can Kill you

glass bottles and glasses not allowed

On the river glass of any kind is deadly,
NO glass bottles or glasses of any kind is allowed!!!