Standard Canyoning& Kayak and Lilo Adv

Combo of Storms River Kayak & Lilo and Africanyon Standard Canyon Trip

Storms River Mouth and Plettenberg Bay

Activity Description

“Our favourite!” The 2 hour Storms River Kayak & Lilo Adventure is our most popular adventure activity in Tsitsikamma National Park! If you are keen to explore deeper into the Storms River Gorge in Tsitsikamma, and experience the long, deep, quiet pools, then the Kayak and Lilo trip is for you!

We paddle from the Harbour next to the small beach across the ocean, then under the Suspension Bridge and up the beautiful Storms River Mouth. Please note that if the sea is rough, you have to hike to the Suspension Bridge (along a boardwalked trail), where we then hike along the river from the suspension bridge up to the jetty to where you then get on onto your kayaks. This 80m hike is over rocks and difficult terrain.

This is where the true Kayaking adventure begins – paddling the Storms River, the pinnacle of Tsitsikamma National Park. After waving to all the tourists photographing you from the Suspension Bridge, we continue the kayak trip up the Stormsrivier. We paddle right into the bats cave and spend time gazing up at the magnificent and spectacular cliffs all around us, all from the comfort of our double sit-on-top kayaks.

At the low-water point we disembark our kayaks and we jump on our unique Lilo’s. (a Lilo is an inflatable mattress that we’ve had specially made for this trip). From here we walk and float over a short section of rocks and simply wade deeper up the river on the Lilo’s. What a stunning view it is, laying on a Lilo at water level, and gazing up to cliffs that touch the sky! At reaching a certain point, we simply turn our Lilo’s around and float back down river to our Kayaks!

ACTIVITY BREAKDOWN
When the ocean is safe to kayak over the trip will involve in total: 10 minutes briefing, 20-30 minutes of ocean kayaking, 30-40 minutes of river kayaking, 40 minutes on Lilo and +/- 20 minutes Cliff Jumping, swimming and some time in between of just relaxing and enjoying the beautiful view. If the ocean is unsafe to kayak over, the trip will involve in total: +/- 40 minutes of hiking through the forest, 10 minutes of briefing, 30-40 minutes of river kayaking, 40 minutes on Lilo and +/- 20 minutes Cliff Jumping, swimming etc. as above.

PLEASE NOTE: The kayak & lilo activity starts half an hour after the time slot booked for as it takes time to have the briefing (see above), be kitted out etc.

Arrangements

ProviderUntouched Adventures
DurationOpen Ended
WhenSeven days a week, all year round, subject to availability.
WhereWe are located INSIDE Tsitsikamma National Park, at Storms River Mouth. Our office overlooks the Storms River Mouth and ocean, and we are tucked nicely underneath the restaurant. From Plettenberg Bay we are approximately a 45km drive down the N2 towards Port Elizabeth. Take the RIGHT hand turn "Tsitsikamma National Park", and drive to the Park Gate. From the entry of the National Park there is only one road, so you can't get lost! Follow this road to the very end, park in the carpark and follow the red Untouched Adventures signs underneath the restaurant to the Storms River Harbour. From Jeffreys Bay we are approximately 1 hours drive down the N2 towards Plettenberg Bay. After you drive over the Storms River Bridge and pass the petrol station, pass Storms River Village, and turn LEFT at the "Tsitsikamma National Park" sign and drive to the Park Gate. (This left hand turn is before the toll gates - so if you've passed the Bungy and are at the Toll Gates, you've gone too far!). From the entry of the National Park there is only one road, so you can't get lost! Follow this road to the very end, park in the carpark and follow the red Untouched Adventures signs underneath the restaurant to the Storms River Harbour.
WeatherIn the event of big swell or strong winds, the trip will automatically be transferred to a Hike, Kayak and Lilo. This can take up to 2 hours 30 minutes, with +/- 40minutes of forest hiking. The group will be guided to the Storms River Mouth along a board walked hiking trail and start the kayak and lilo adventure from the safety of the river mouth. Weather is constantly monitored and the trip will be cancelled if safety is a concern.
What to WearSwimming costume, shirt and closed toe shoes (on the colder days bring warm clothes) - wetsuits and water shoes available for rent
Things to BringSwimwear, warm clothes, Towel and Change of Clothes
Guests or SpectatorsRestaurant, snorkeling and short walks available on site.

Requirements

Minimum Age5 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight170.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsGuides escort each group, and the following gear is provided - Kayak, PFD, Lilo's, and Paddles.
ExclusionsNational Park Conservation/Gate Entry fee's are not included. Wetsuits, Aqua shoes/Booties are not included. You can bring your own closed toe shoes or hire aqua booties for R50.

Notes

Please note: We are located INSIDE the National Park, and gate entry fee’s must be paid upon arrival. Please note that we are currently experiencing approximately one hour delays at the entrance gate due to renovations by SANPARKS. Please allow for extra time.

During peak summer season it can take an hour or longer to get through the National Park gate. Please allow for this in your travel planning as there are no refunds for late/no shows.

NOTE: If you are requiring times or group sizes other than those shown please contact our shop on 073 1300 689 / 076 959 2817 during business hours as other time slots may be available.

Customer Reviews

wonderful experience, so much fun. We had a fantastic trip with two great guides. Thank you! - Sascha Thom


Amazing amazing experience, and the guides made the experience even better! Would highly recommend - Stephanie


A must-do in Tsitsikamma! Great Kayak-Tour! Marshall and Enzo are the best guides ever! We loved it! - Stephan


Me and my wife, Karin, had a great time. Well organised and professional. Chad and Clinton was great. Can recommend. - Edward Smuts


Het was een geweldige ervaring. De geleiding van onze kinderen (7en 10 jaar) kon niet beter. dit is echt een aanrader als u in Tsitsikamma komt. - Anton Bunt


Activity Description

Our AfriCanyon river adventure starts with registration, getting your wetsuit, kit and a quick briefing at basecamp. We then transfer you to the river entry point, a short drive in our vehicle and within minutes you are on your way. A brilliant combination of fun and adventure in the great outdoors!

Run the river with AfriCanyon, navigate through the river shallows, swim through natural tannin coloured fresh-water mountain pools, maneuver down water slides and abseil waterfalls as you dip down into the river gorge.

First timer, novice or seasoned at canyoning we’ve got your back. Under our professional guidance, using the latest spec adventure equipment your qualified guide ensures a kloofing adventure you simply can’t get enough of.

In fact we know you’re likely to want to do it again and again!

So Take the Gap, Feel the Rush.

CUSTOMERSPLEASE ENSURE YOU GET TO THE AFRICANYON BASE 1 HOUR BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED BOOKING FOR BRIEFING AND EQUIPMENT ISSUE / GEAR UP

Arrangements

ProviderAfricanyon
DurationOpen Ended
WhenAll Year Round, 7 Days a WEEK. CUSTOMERS - PLEASE ENSURE YOU GET TO THE AFRICANYON BASE 1 HOUR BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED BOOKING FOR BRIEFING AND EQUIPMENT ISSUE / GEAR UP
WhereCUSTOMERS - PLEASE ENSURE YOU GET TO THE AFRICANYON BASE 1 HOUR BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED BOOKING FOR BRIEFING AND EQUIPMENT ISSUE / GEAR UP. LATE CUSTOMERS WILL BE LEFT BEHIND.
WeatherWeather in the Crags area can be very different to the town of Plettenberg Bay and we will run the river in light rain. Contact us if you are concerned. Cell. 082 323 4349
What to WearSwimming costume and shoes to swim / walk in. (if you do nat have suitable shoes you can rent from us at R60,00 / pair)
Things to BringSwimming clothes, shoes to swim in (or rent them from us) and a towel.
Guests or SpectatorsThere are great Restaurants and other Activities within a 5km radius from Africanyon

Requirements

Minimum Age8 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

CUSTOMERSPLEASE ENSURE YOU GET TO THE AFRICANYON BASE 1 HOUR BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED BOOKING FOR BRIEFING AND EQUIPMENT ISSUE / GEAR UP
2 Guides per trip.
All adventure, equipment. ie. Wet Suit, Harness, Helmet, Life jackets

ExclusionsFood and drink

Notes

NB – GROUP SIZE – If your group size is greater than 10 people and you would like to do the activity together please contact the office and arrange for a special trip.
NB – ALL CUSTOMERS ARE TO PLEASE BRING A PAIR OF SHOES WITH THEM SUITABLE FOR SWIMMING AND FOR RIVER WALKING. If you do not have suitable shoes you can rent them from us at R60,00 / pair.
CUSTOMERS MUST ARRIVE 1 HOUR BEFORE THE BOOKING TIME FOR THE SAFETY BRIEFING AND EQUIPMENT ISSUE.

Customer Reviews

What an amazing end to my holiday. Done this on one of my last days and my god aren't I glad I done it. Warren and puna were amazing and did a great job in helping my fiance and mother in law overcome their fears. Would defiantly go again! Can't wait to go back - Thomas phelps


It was an amazing trip. All the guides were very friendly and helped us to enjoy the beautiful landscape. - Pedro Augusto Carvalho de Andrade


FANTASTIC TOUR!!! - Thomas & Mathias


We had a fabulous experience with Africanyon. Thanks so much for a great time and all the help you gave me, a very nervous participant!! Well run, exciting, with lots of safety consideration which was perfect for me. - Jane Chalmers


Incredible experience hosted by the ever entertaining Nick and Steph. Rock rappelling, zip lines, cliff jumping into river pools, peacefully gliding down primordial waterways staring up at the sky though a lush canyon forest - what didn't this tour have? Hats off for a beautifully curated adventure that was safe enough for young kids to complete, while still offering an adrenaline-pumping challenge for adults. - Daren K




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