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.
The Storms River Kayaking experience starts at about USD $40.
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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.
Tsitsikamma Kayaking Adventure Tour
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- Kayaking equipment
- Life vest and helmet
- Bottled water
- Tour guide
- 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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