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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.

Reviews (295)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Beautiful scenery and great fun!!

We had the most amazing time this morning with our guide, Chad. Check in was very fast, straight forward and informative. We hired wetsuits and boots - would definitely recommend both. Dry bags are free of charge - quite small but big enough to fit...More

Thank Becky H
Reviewed 4 days ago
Great adventure!

My husband and I recently did the Kayak and Lilo adventure while staying at Storms River Mouth. Although the tour was altered due to recent rains and the water was freezing cold! - it was an excellent tour. We enjoyed seeing a view of the...More

Thank Jo W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Greate time

I had a greate time with my guids Patrick and Nico. Next to the kajaking they told me a lot about flora and fauna which made the trip to a good package. Thanks again. Cheers M.

Thank Max S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Take it or leave it

This tour is quite expensive for what you get, considering there are a couple of hidden costs such as the fee into Tsitsikamma national park of 218 rand each for internationals and the cost of wetsuits and booties not being included (approx 130 per person)....More

Thank Sinead W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great Experience

We've visited the Gorge in September on a cold day. Although the cold day and the freezing water , we had a great experience , a lot of fun and laughs. Even our younger kids (8 years) were thrilled from the experience. The guides were...More

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Carole Z
3 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
5 May 2018|
Response from bremdieallesken |
Our trip was about 2,5 ours.
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