Sea Kayaking in South Africa

Kayaking in South Africa offers the fantastic opportunity to explore the glamorous coast and experience the awesome marine life from a small, yet safe and stable craft.

Observe the wonderful creatures that inhabit the water world like seals, whales, dolphins, penguins and numerous types of fish from a kayak. Sea kayaking allows you to obtain a different perspective of the land and a deeper understanding and appreciation of the ocean.

Did you know? Guided kayak safaris on the St Lucia estuary allow you to explore mangrove-covered islands, sight crocodiles basking on the banks, see any number of water birds, and spot the odd hippo.

There are numerous places in South Africa where one can sea kayak. Coastal Kayak is based in Cape Town and is a South African sea kayaking outlet offering guided sea trips and numerous awesome packages along the Southern and Eastern coasts of South Africa. Beach and bush offers superb sea kayaking opportunities in the Cape West Coast and Durban.

In the Cape West Coast you can explore the rock gardens of Paternoster, the long open beaches near the berg River mouth, Langebaan and Saldanha Bay. You will also observe the awesome bird life the terrains have to offer. Durban offers sea kayaking daytrips at uShaka Marine World.

Infinity Marine’s Sea Kayaking offers packages and custom sea-kayaking trips from the dazzling Wild Coast to exotic Zanzibar. Downhill Adventures has a number of South African sea kayaking packages lined up to suit any experience level. Eastern Shores Kayak Safaris organize fantastic trips that give you a closer look at the lakeside aquatic life of St Lucia and the St Lucia Wetland Park.

The ‘mother city’ - Cape Town - is host to some of the most phenomenal coastlines that are ideal for South African sea kayaking. The Indian Ocean and the vast Atlantic Ocean meet off the coast of South Africa which gives you the unique opportunity of sea kayaking from one ocean to another.

The waters off of Cape Town have prolific sea life and the coastline seems to go on eternally. When the season is right, you can observe the magnificent Southern Right Humpback whales which migrate to this beautiful area. Also, the city’s Cape fur seals and African penguins are abundant on Cape Town coasts. There are a variety of South African sea kayaking trips along the Cape Peninsula, from a relaxing two hour sunset trip near the city to an exciting trip around Cape Point, Boulders Beach near Simonstown and Hout Bay.

Plettenberg Bay in the Garden Route has 200km of indigenous forests and a dazzling network of lakes, estuaries and lagoons. Sea kayaking enables you to explore these beautiful terrains at your own pace and pleasure.

The sea kayaking trip along the Dolphin Trail in the West Coast provides up to 5 days of South African sea kayaking fun including visiting seal colonies, to bird watching in the lower Berg River. As the name suggests, these South African sea kayaking excursions bring you right into the playgrounds of schools of dolphins. This is an exquisite trail and will be one you will never forget.

No matter where you choose to go sea kayaking in South Africa, this beautiful country promises fantastic kayaking whilst exploring its beautiful terrains and marine life.

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