Tsitsikamma Kayaking and Lilo Adventure (Into Storms River Gorge)

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Storms River is one of Tsitsikamma’s main attractions. Spend the day paddling deep into the National Park to discover how the sheer cliffs drop dramatically into Storms River Gorge until the fresh river water meets the ocean. Find ancient forests, deep caves, and serene pools as you float along the storms river gorge.

Discover this spectacular natural site from a new perspective as you experience Tsitsikamma kayaking, learning about the surrounding flora and fauna from your informative guide.

Paddle along the Storms River kayaking on a stable kayak, using lilo’s to explore the narrow shallow spaces in the gorge and marvel at the surrounding beauty.


  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Enjoy a day out of fun in the sun
  • Explore the gems of Storms River Gorge
  • Paddle a kayak through the deep pools and caves
  • Flexible departure times
  • Exciting rock jumping for the adrenaline junkies

Know before you book

  • There is an entrance fee to the National Park
  • There may be a long waiting period in peak season
  • You will need to meet at the venue
  • Bring your swimming costume and sunscreen
  • Paddling is required
  • This tour is weather dependent


Your trip starts from the Storms River harbor, right next to the beach. From there the group takes a short paddle across the bay to the mouth of Storms River. Once at the mouth, you travel under the suspension bridge kayaking Storms River and enjoying the scenery.

Please note that if the sea is too rough you will follow your guide on a short walk through the enchanting Tsitsikamma Forest to the river mouth. In such cases, the paddle will start from here where the water is calm.

Once you have passed under the bridge, marvel at your surroundings as you’re flanked on either side by dramatically sheer cliffs. From the water, the cliffs seem to stand hundreds of meters tall. Once you’ve taken in your surroundings, you’re directed towards a mysterious dark cave filled with peacefully shy bats.

After some time the water will become too shallow for the Storms River mouth kayaks. It is then that the lilos are readied. These fun, shallow water vessels will take you the rest of the way.

Furthermore, there are many opportunities along the Storms River gorge to partake in rock jumping. More adventurous explorers will find themselves scaling the cliffs on either side, to leap with a mix of excitement and adrenaline into the deep pools below. This makes for a truly spectacular photo opportunity.

Kayaks are provided, however, if you enjoyed the adventure consider purchasing your own tandem kayak.


Prices 2019

The Storms River Kayaking experience starts at about USD $40.

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Enjoy a 2-3 hour adventure on the Storms River in the Tsitsikamma National Park. Paddle under the suspension bridge and up the river mouth to explore a bat cave. Jump onto a specially-designed lilo and float as you take in the stunning views
Tsitsikamma National Park: Storms River Kayak and Lilo Tour
Explore Tsitsikamma National Park's Storms River Gorge on this kayak and lilo tour. Go deep into the park to see the ancient forests, the deep caves, and quiet pools with a guide who will shed light on the flora and fauna of the area through informative commentary. Paddle a double, sit-on-top...
Kayak and Lilo Adventure into Storms River Gorge


This tour lasts approximately three hours as you paddle from the harbor across the ocean, traveling under the Storm River suspension bridge and up the beautiful Storms River Mouth.

Departure times are flexible and will be confirmed upon booking. This experience requires good weather conditions and can be rescheduled or refunded in the case of bad weather.

Best time to go

The best time to experience the Tsitsikamma in all its glory is in the summer months, between November and March, where the weather is warm and the cool water in the gorge is pleasant.

If you aren’t afraid of a bit of cold, the winter months also allow for a quieter and just as beautiful experience.

Tsitsikamma Kayak Tickets

Purchase your tickets here and confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability.

What we liked: Great for nature lovers.

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  • Kayaking equipment
  • Life vest and helmet
  • Bottled water
  • Tour guide

  • Wetsuit
  • Gratuities

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This tour is perfect for anyone looking for an active adventure on the Garden Route. Discover the most magical spots from a new perspective as you spend time kayaking Storms River.
Value for money
  • Perfect tour for friends and families
  • All kayaking equipment included
  • Flexible starting times
  • Waiting period applicable in busy seasons
  • May be canceled due to bad weather

Specification: Tsitsikamma Kayaking and Lilo Adventure (Into Storms River Gorge)


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Entrance Fees, Gratuity (optional), Swimming costume


All Gear, Bottled water, Local guide

Meals & Drinks

Bottled water available, No meals provided


Meet at venue

Suitable For

Able persons

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  1. Tamires – Brazil

    Excelente passeio! O local por si só é maravilhoso! Com o passeio então, fica muito perfeito. Sugiro alugar as roupas e sapatos especiais pois a água é muito fria! No mais, a experiência foi excelente. Comprei pelo GetYourGuide na noite anterior e logo no dia seguinte de manhã, foi rápida a minha identificação. Recomendo muito! Experiência única!

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  2. Andrea – Germany

    An incredible experience in an untouched natural pardadis Tsitsikamma national park is a must see for everyone travelling through the garden route. The Indian ocean meets the storms river in one of the most impressive gorges I have seen. An almost untouched paradise where nature amazes you with her strenght and cuddles you with her calm, all in the same place. To peddle a kayak is absolutely the best way to visit its river. We started our tour with an introduction on how to navigate the dangerous and yet attractive waves of the ocean through the gorge, where calm takes over. Our guides, Clinton and Evan were very knolegable and told us about the variety of fishes, birds, plants and rocks of this amazing place. They were always making sure everyone was feeling comfortable and enjoyed this adventure at most. Absolutely recommended!

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  3. Deal Hunter

    Such a beautiful day! You are in for a treat from the moment you drift under the bridge Storms River Bridge. From there it just gets more and more beautiful

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