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Kayak and Lilo Adventure into Storms River Gorge

  • Explore Storms River Gorge with a guide to point out all the highlights and hidden gems
  • Paddle a double, sit-on-top kayak through the deep pools and caves of Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Board a lilo, or small inflatable raft, to access hard-to-reach areas of the park
Kayak and Lilo Adventure into Storms River Gorge
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12:00 Kayak & Lilo AdventureMost Popular
The Kayak and Lilo trips are our most popular activities and if you are keen to explore further up the Storms River, where you will experience long, deep, quite pools, this will definitely be for you.
11:00 Kayak & Lilo Adventure
We paddle from the harbour [next to the beach], across the ocean, then under the suspension bridge and up the beautiful Storms River Mouth.
14:00 Kayak & Lilo Adventure
The Kayak and Lilo trips are our most popular activities and if you are keen to explore further up the Storms River, where you will experience long, deep, quite pools, this will definitely be for you.
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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, suitable for beginners; then switch to a small, inflatable boat called a lilo, specifically designed for reaching narrow, shallows spaces where even kayaks can't reach. All equipment and instruction provided.
What to Expect
You paddle from the harbour (next to the beach), across the ocean, then under the Storm River suspension bridge and up the beautiful Storms River Mouth.If sea conditions don’t allow for ocean paddling, you will take a short guided hike through the Tsitsikamma Forest and start your kayak trip from inside the river mouth!

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, you continue the kayak trip up the Storms River. You paddle right into the bats cave and spend time gazing up at the magnificent and spectacular cliffs all around you, all from the comfort of our double sit-on-top kayaks.

At the low-water point you disembark your kayaks and jump on your unique lilos. (A lilo is small inflatable boat that has specially designed for this trip to access the narrow sections of the gorge). From here you walk and float over a short section of rocks and simply wade deeper up the river on the lilos. What a stunning view it is, lying on a lilo at water level, and gazing up to cliffs that touch the sky! Upon reaching your destination, you simply turn around and float back down river to your kayaks.

For the young, brave and adventurous (and the young, brave and adventurous at heart!) You can 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 your trip back, as well as some good laughs, friendly encouragement and one-of-a-kind photo opportunities to brag to all your buddies when you get home. Cliff Jumping is not compulsory – you can simply enjoy the spectacle as you leisurely float in the long pools below. Kids as young as 5 and grandparents (as old as grandparents) take the leap and enjoy the liloing, so we can truly say that this activity can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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Reviewed 6 days ago
A really fun paddle in a gorgeous narrow canyon

The trip was just a really fun kayaking and float trip. There was no adventure other than the optional cliff jumping. We really enjoyed it. The guides were very entertaining and also accommodating for folks in our group that signed up even though they clearly...More

Thank Anorthite
Reviewed 1 week ago
Awesome family fun in breathtaking surrounds

As a family we love trying new outdoor activities on our holidays - the Kayak & Lilo adventure was perfect. The guides for our trip, Chad and Everton, were amazing - totally professional. They gave just the right amount of information about the gorge and...More

Thank Kim T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing Adventure

The trip was amazing with two excellent guides, Stan & Norman! The kayaking was a lot of fun and easier than we thought. The lilo's were fun though tiring and the jump from the rock was terrifying, for someone who is terrified of heights!

Thank Derek H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Wish we could go again

The location for the kayaking is absolutely breathtaking, and the staff were so professional and made the activities so much fun. Definitely something you have to do if you’re in the area.

Thank JordanGarvey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stormsriver is phenomenal!

As an adventure traveler and never being to visit this area of SA before, I saw the Kayak & Lilo adventure and booked immediately. The adventure was well and truly worth it, my eyes couldn't believe what they were seing and photos did not do...More

Thank Ashleigh V
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Carole Z
2 July 2018|
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Response from julielewis15 | Reviewed this property |
You are in kayaks of two.. so if you are not very fit you could go with a fitter friend or with one of the guides if on your own.
Karen T
4 May 2018|
Response from bremdieallesken |
Our trip was about 2,5 ours.
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