Western Cape
Canoe & Kayak Tours

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Our most recommended Western Cape Canoe & Kayak Tours

  • Cape Town: Guided Kayaking in Hout Bay

    1. Cape Town: Guided Kayaking in Hout Bay

    This tour offers you the opportunity to explore the views of Hout Bay from the shore - making memories that you will never forget. You will learn about Hout Bay's heritage, experience one of Cape Town's most iconic shorelines, and view marine life - like the Cape Fur Seal. The tour is two hours in duration and offers you an advenaline rush like no other. These tours are suitable for both beginners as well as advanced kayakers. The minimum age to participate in this activity is 7 years old - and all children will need to be accompanied by an adult. All trips are weather dependent - if bad weather is forecast the supplier will not be able to go out as client safety is the highest priority. It is important that you provide your contact number and email address as the supplier will need to reach you on these details should they need to reschedule your booking. The dress code is normal beac...

    The Kayaking is very fun to do with friends or family and a great way to spend some time seeing the views from the bay and if you are lucky seeing dolphins up close.

  • Plettenberg Bay: Guided Sea Kayak Tour

    2. Plettenberg Bay: Guided Sea Kayak Tour

    After a thorough briefing on kayaking techniques and safety, paddle from Central Beach and back. The direction will be dependant on winds, swells and paddling abilities. The knowledgeable guide will explain the wonders of the ocean, as you take in the views of the Tsitsikamma mountains and the Robberg Nature Reserve. Enjoy sightings of Cape fur seals, bottlenose and humpback dolphins, whales (July – October), cormorants, and other sea birds and marine mammals. Whatever time of the year, this is an experience not to be missed by beginners and experienced kayakers alike.

  • Knysna Kayak Hire

    3. Knysna Kayak Hire

    Hire a kayak and explore the Knysna Lagoon from a unique perspective. Kayaking is great fun for the whole family, provided you can swim. Take your time, stop at the beach, and catch some sunshine along the way!  For first time kayakers, don't be nervous - the kayaks are stable and easy to maneuver, and you are guaranteed to create some adventurous memories. Kayak rental rates are based on a per person, per hour basis. No previous experience is necessary.

  • Cape Town: Marine Life Kayak Tour From The V&A Waterfront

    4. Cape Town: Marine Life Kayak Tour From The V&A Waterfront

    Cape Town's natural beauty is world-renowned, however, few have experienced its sights and sounds from the fresh blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. It is unmatched with its combination of scenery and wildlife, it's just magic. Leaving the venue at the calm waters of the V&A Waterfront, you will paddle into the fresh movement of the ocean where you will encounter the active local marine life and possibly catch a glimpse of some local dolphins, whales, seals, penguins, and sunfish. You will also witness unique views of Lion's Head, Signal Hill, the Twelve Apostles mountain range, and a local shipwreck. The tour will then finish with a breathtakingly photogenic view of Cape Town's treasure, Table Mountain. This location is one of the most photogenic places on earth. No previous experience is needed. The boats are extremely stable and the guides monitor the ocean conditions carefully so y...

    Amazing, safe experience, with stunning up-close views of sealife Awesome, friendly, chatty tour guides - make you feel at ease. Really stunning day out, can't wait to do it again! 100% would recommend

  • 3-Day Garden Route and Safari from Cape Town

    5. 3-Day Garden Route and Safari from Cape Town

    Day 1: Oudtshoorn (Distance traveled: about 400 km) Start with a morning pick-up from your accommodation in Cape Town and Stellenbosch areas. Set off along the famous Route 62, where you'll capture the beauty of high mountains, twisting passes, vast Karoo plains, vineyards and orchards. Pop in at one of the many farm stalls along the way, stocked with locally crafted delights before arriving in Oudtshoorn, ostrich capital of the world. Delve deep underground to the magical Cango Caves’ limestone chambers, alive with drip formation stalactites and stalagmites and remnants of Khoikhoi paintings. Opt for the easy-going guided Heritage Tour to test the cave’s acoustics and gain insights about the dripstone evolution. By contrast, the Adventure Tour allows would-be contortionists to squeeze, twist and wiggle their way through limestone chimneys on a rather more daring under...

    Great trip. Uriel our guide was fantastic. He made sure everything was organised to perfection and was a excellent host. Would recommend this trip to all ages.

  • South Africa's Garden Route: 4-Day Adventure Tour

    6. South Africa's Garden Route: 4-Day Adventure Tour

    Discover the beauty of South Africa’s Garden Route on a 4-day tour from Cape Town. Taste fine local wines, go on a cave adventure and a game drive and explore wilderness areas. Choose from backpacker accommodation and guesthouse options. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Cape Town – Barrydale – Oudtshoorn (Dinner) Depart from Cape Town early on Friday morning for Oudtshoorn, known as the Ostrich Capital of the World. Enjoy scenic Route 62, which is South Africa’s longest wine route. Stop for lunch and wine tasting at a local winery, before experiencing the subterranean beauty of the Cango Caves on a guided adventure tour. For dinner, enjoy an authentic braai, or South African barbeque. Overnight in Oudtshoorn. Day 2: Oudtshoorn – Mossel Bay (Breakfast) Head over the Robertson Mountain pass to enter the Garden Route at Mossel Bay. Spend some ti...

  • From Cape Town: Garden Route, Addo and Winelands 7-Day Tour

    7. From Cape Town: Garden Route, Addo and Winelands 7-Day Tour

    Get the ultimate Western Cape and Eastern Cape experience and explore the winding roads from Cape Town to Addo National Park. See the grand wine estates of the legendary Cape Winelands and learn about the proud cultures and traditions of the nation's diverse people. Swim in the Indian Ocean, surf the waves of "J’Bay" or brave the amazing Bloukrans Bridge Bungee Jump. This is a combo tour package including a 2-day Western Cape tour and 5-day Garden Route tour; your vehicle, guide and tour members can change during the trip. Day 1: Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschhoek Winelands Sample wine paired with cheese at Fairview wine estate and with chocolate at Muratie winery in the scenic Cape Winelands. Join a 15-minute wine tram journey to Rickety Bridge in the historic town of Franschhoek. Join the Taste & Tram along the Cape Winelands small group day tour (or similar). Continue...

    Our tour guide Gerhard Pretorius gave us lots of interesting information about the areas we travelled through. He was very carefully planning our days, arranging restaurant visits, tour activities and re-confirming accommodation. He kept everyone well informed about the schedule. Our group was getting along very well with each other so all of us had dinner together with the tour guide every night. The restaurants proposed by the tour guide were all excellent and very special. Most likely, someone travelling individually on the Garden Route would not find these nice places. Since this was a combination of Garden Route and Wine Tour, we changed bus and tour guide in Stellenbosch. Our new tour guide Moudi and the new group were also very pleasant and again we all had a good time having dinner together. All the activities were exactly as advertised and we enjoyed them very much.

  • Garden Route and Addo Elephant National Park: 6-Day Safari

    8. Garden Route and Addo Elephant National Park: 6-Day Safari

    Day 1: Cape Town – Hermanus – Cape Agulhas The tour departs from Cape Town/Stellenbosch and heads to Hermanus. The tour follows the scenic coastal road and includes a stop at Betty's Bay to see a colony of endangered African penguins. Spend the afternoon in the seaside resort town of Hermanus, famous for playing home to hundreds of Southern Right whales from July to November. The town also features many shops, restaurants, and markets. In the afternoon you'll drive on to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa, where you'll see the point where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. Day 2:  Cape Agulhas – Oudtshoorn Travel to Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo, known as the ostrich capital of the world, via scenic Route 62, South Africa’s longest wine route. Sample local wines before experiencing the subterranean beauty of the Cango Caves on a guided to...

    Great trip, really helpful guide (Christine). Nice food and accommodations. All round fun experience!

  • Garden Route and Addo Elephant National Park: 5-Day Safari

    9. Garden Route and Addo Elephant National Park: 5-Day Safari

    Experience the best of South Africa's Western Cape and look for wildlife in spectacular national parks, such as Addo Elephant National Park. Take part in a host of available optional activities, including a bungee jump off the world's highest bungee bridge and a tandem sky dive from 10,000 feet. Choose from a range of accommodation options and sleeping arrangements, including shared dormitories and bathrooms to save you money! Day 1: Cape Town – Hermanus – Cape Agulhas (D) Depart Cape Town/Stellenbosch early on Monday morning and head for Hermanus. Please note that shark cage diving clients will be picked up very early in the morning by the diving operator and will miss the first half of this day’s itinerary. Follow the scenic coastal road, stopping at Betties Bay to view a colony of endangered African penguins. Spend the afternoon in the seaside resort town of...

    Guide was knowledgeable and fun. The lodging was really nice, they were B and B’s. Sites were all excellent

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 140 reviews

The Marine Life Kayak Tour was exceptional. We went during lockdown and as it is the start of the upcoming season we were lucky enough to be the only travellers on the tour. Our guide was charming, friendly and knowledgeable and we enjoyed having him to ourselves. When we went at the end of August it wasn't too windy and was a gorgeous sunny day, perfect to bask in the 360 degree views of Robben Island, Table Mountain, Lion's head, the V&A and the harbour. The activity itself isn't too strenuous and you can enjoy yourself even if you aren't an experienced kayaker.

Amazing, safe experience, with stunning up-close views of sealife Awesome, friendly, chatty tour guides - make you feel at ease. Really stunning day out, can't wait to do it again! 100% would recommend

The Kayaking is very fun to do with friends or family and a great way to spend some time seeing the views from the bay and if you are lucky seeing dolphins up close.

Great experience and helpful guide. A bit daunting as it was our first time but all went well. Thank you. Professional service.

Incredible guides. Not to be missed experience. Without a doubt you will want to come back and do it again.