Amabele Belles

Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat Team

Our Sweet Story

BCS Dragon Boating is an international movement inpired by the research of Canadian Sports Medicine specialist Don McKenzie. Survivors of breast cancer join together to paddle dragon boats for the benefit of their physical health and social well-being.  

The amaBele Belles are the first breast cancer survivor dragon boat team in Africa. 'Amabele' means 'breast' in Xhosa. The Belles exist to create an atmosphere of support, friendship, exercise and to increase the quality of life of breast cancer survivors. Benefits include team building, friendship, solidarity and support for woman of all walks of life. Women and men of all ages and fitness levels are welcomed into the team. 

A dragon boat seats 20 people, and is steered by a 'helm'. It is a unique exercise originating form China more than 2500 years ago. The sport is made even more special due to the fact that we get to paddle in one of the most beautiful harbours in the world with Table Mountain in the background.

See our training session times below and in the 'training sessions' tab.

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