Polar bear / Ysbeertjie

The Polar bear is a charity event where swimmers get together and swim through the San River river which is normally around 8 degrees celsius.

The event started back in 1995 with only 12 swimmers brave enough to attempt the freezing cold water.

Today the event is still being hosted annually at the end of July with more than 400 swimmers.

The next event is scheduled for 1 July 2017. We hope to see you there as well!

For more information regarding the annual Polar bear / Ysbeertjie please contact us at