EVENT DATES: 19 - 22 SEPT 2018



President’s Message

Welcome to South Africa

It is with great expectation that we look forward to the 2018 World Outdoor Tug-of-War Championships to be hosted in Cape Town. This will be the 6th TWIF Championships to be held in South Africa.

Although we experienced some challenges in recent months related to the on-going drought conditions in the Western Cape that necessitated a change in the competition arena from the Cape Town Waterfront to Camps Bay, we believe that all the essential elements for a great competition and experience for athletes, officials and spectators are in place. We are hopeful that by September we would have experienced a more normal winter with good rains providing ample water in our reservoirs.

The luck with the change in competition arena, is that the setting of the new pulling grounds are even more spectacular than the original site in the Waterfront. With the majestic Table Mountain and Atlantic Ocean as backdrop, with Robben Island and the Waterfront just around the corner and a stones throw from the hotels in the Cape Town CBD, the visual, gastronomic and sensory experience that South Africa is renowned for, will in itself make it worthwhile to participate in and attend the 2018 World Outdoor Championships.

The world renowned hospitality of the South African hosts is guaranteed. Please make sure that you make your travel plans (remember the visa application) and reservations timeously.

We are waiting for you and ready to assist in whatever way we can.


Anton Rabe

PRESIDENT: SA Tug of War Federation