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Tsitsikamma National Park: Storms River Kayak and Lilo Tour

Product ID: 208884
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
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, Afrikaans
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • See the Storms River gorge in a total different way
  • Take in the beautiful scenery as you float on a lilo
  • Paddle through the national park on a kayak
Full description
Meet your kayaking group and paddle from the harbor, across the ocean and then under the suspension bridge and up the beautiful Storms River Mouth. If sea conditions don't allow for ocean paddling, take a short guided hike through the Tsitsikamma Forest and start the kayak trip from inside the river mouth.

Your true kayaking adventure begins from here as you paddle up the Storms River, the pinnacle of Tsitsikamma National Park. Wave to all the tourists photographing you from the suspension bridge, and continue the kayak trip up the Storms River. Paddle right into a bat cave and spend time gazing up at the magnificent and spectacular cliffs all around you from the comfort of your double sit-on-top kayaks.

At the low-water point, disembark the kayaks and we jump onto the unique lilos - small inflatable boats specially designed for this trip to access the narrow sections of the gorge. From here, walk and float over a short section of rocks and simply wade deeper up the river on the lilos. Admire the stunning views as you lie on the lilo at water level, and gaze up to cliffs that appear to touch the sky. For the adventurous, take the opportunity to leap off the overhangs cliff walls of the gorge into deep pools. The cliff jumping adds a good dose of adrenaline for the trip back, as well as some good laughs, friendly encouragement, and one-of-a-kind photo opportunities. Cliff Jumping is not compulsory – you can simply enjoy the spectacle as you leisurely float in the long pools below.
  • Life vest
  • Helmet
  • Water
What’s Not Included
  • Wetsuit
  • Shoes

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Meeting point

Untouched Adventures, Storms River Mouth, Tsitsikamma National Park 6309, South Africa

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Important information
Know before you go
• There is an entrance fee that needs to be paid before entering the national park
• Waiting period can be up to 1 hour in peak season
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 86 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4 / 5
  • Organization
    3.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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This was a lovely experience for my wife and I! Safety is the top priority here so that everyone can enjoy their time kayaking. It was not strenuous and almost anyone should be able to do this. Kayaking is done in pairs, so you can work as a team to get into and out of the canyon easily. Absolutely stunning scenery. Would definitely recommend.

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March 23, 2020

This is a great activity which is very safe, we were a small group in our 50's and it was still suitable for us from kayaking through the waves of the Indian Ocean to heading into the gorge and trekking across some rocks to rock jumping into the stormsriver, this is for everyone

March 10, 2020

March 1, 2020

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Untouched Adventures

Product ID: 208884