Photo: The Sleeping Giant, Table Mountain & Devils Peak, catching the morning rays from Zeekoevlei!

Zeekoevlei, fondly known as the Vlei, Grassy Park side, where we find our home, our boat shed. Tucked away in the smaller bay, SACS, Grassy Park and Alfreds Rowing Club (the oldest rowing club in South Africa) are our neighbours. Bishops Rowing Club visits the Vlei 2 to 3 times a week depending on the age group.

Click on the ‘directions’ option to navigate to the Bishops Rowing Club Shed. 

Elgin – Eikenhof Dam


Photo: The U15’s clinching victory in the Quad at Western Cape Champs
Cox – Veer Daya, Stroke – Jack Breslin, 3 – John Van Der Watt, 2 – Cameron Redfern, Bow – Matthew Maurel

Eikenhofdam is set between the rugged and rocky Hottentots-Hollandberge & Groenlandberg Nature Reserve. This breathtaking scene is home to the majority of Western Cape Regattas due to the ability of the dam to facilitate both 2 & 1-kilometre races. Elgin Country Club hosts the rowing community and Somerset College, Maties and Elgin Rowing Club call the Eikenhofdam home.

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Misverstand Dam


Photo: Bishops 1st 8 cruising through the mist on a winters morning in Misverstand!

Misverstand Dam, Missies, is dry all hell in the summer and in winter morphs into a wonderland. Green and yellow rolling hills full of canola and when cold enough the Grootwinterhoek Mountain range is capped in snow. Rowing up the river can easily clear 10 kilometres in one direct

Click on the ‘directions’ option to navigate to Misverstand Dam.