Canyoning & Kayak and Lilo Combo

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 1km hike takes about 30 min

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 Stormsriver. 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. Important Notes: - SANParks Gate entry fees are excluded from our Pricing. - During Peak season there is a delay at the Gate entry and we strongly suggest arriving at least 1 hour before your trip to give enough time to get through the gate.
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 WearMask, Swimming costume, shirt and closed toe shoes (on the colder days bring warm clothes) - wetsuits and water shoes available for rent
Things to BringMask, Swimwear, warm clothes, Towel and Change of Clothes
Guests or SpectatorsFor the guests not going on the adventure, there is a restaurant and beautiful hiking trails to do while you wait.

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.
Exclusions National Park Conservation/Gate Entry fees are not included. Please bring your own Mask and wear the mask at all times during the activity.

Notes

All guests are required to wear a Mask during the activity and on check-in will need to have temperature checked. If you do have any of the following symptoms please cancel your activity and we will give you a voucher that is valid for 3 years. Symptoms: Sore throat, coughing, red eyes, nausea, fever, difficulty breathing.

Please note: We are located INSIDE the National Park, and gate entry fees 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 the 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

Was enjoyable and fun. Wonderful scenery. The guides were witty and added to the fun. I reccomend it to everyone visiting Storms River Mouth. - Michelle Rabe


It all started when I reported late for my appointment which was scheduled for 12h30 all because was overexcited and went hiking for the waterfall trail. The personnel at Untouched Adventures were understanding and rescheduled my appointment for 13h30. I am not a good swimmer therefore I was assigned a partner for Kayaking who was a gentleman that works there. (*God Forgive me I forgot his name??[?]) To sum everything up. This was the best water activity adventure I have ever had in my 30+ years. I can't explain the experience but I would surely love to relive it. Thank you guys and girls at Untouched Adventures, you know how to make ones lifetime experience. - Lebogang Justice ncube


It was fun even though I was shit scared. What made it even better was that the guides informed us about the type of aquatic life in the area. Didn't expect that. It was a lovely experience for my birthday. Thoroughly enjoyed it - Emile van Niekerk


Beautiful scenery, great guides and a lot of fun - CECILIA VORSTER


Great experience and lovely stuff! Highly recommend. - Jared Leask


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 not have suitable shoes you can rent from us at R65,00 / 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 R65,00 / pair.
CUSTOMERS MUST ARRIVE 1 HOUR BEFORE THE BOOKING TIME FOR THE SAFETY BRIEFING AND EQUIPMENT ISSUE.

Customer Reviews

pleasantly surprised to find this activity near PE, with a good professionals and a lot of fun for all the family. Thank you guys. - Diego Pérez


Was a lovely day! Just the right amount of time before it got too cold and the canyon was beautiful! Our guides made the whole experience, couldn't have had any one better. Thanks guys! - Kendall Stuart


Awesome location and activity that we will always remember - exceptional guides as well. - Eugene Muller


We had the absolute best time! It was the perfect balance between water activities and Adrenaline which worked for us as we enjoy both. Apart from the actual activities Warren and Puna our guides were amazing! So fun and at the same time made us feel safe! I would 10/10 recommend this activity and definitely do it again. Thanks guys - Zenobia Waja


An amazing experience I will remember for a long time. The canyon is beautiful and rugged so the hiking, absailing, swimming, ziplinning and climbing does require energy and grit. But as I am in ok physical condition I was able to complete it but it did take my breath away at times. Beautiful views. The team was excellent and always kept my safety front and foremost. I totally recommend the team and Africanyon for making my stay in Plettenberg so memorable and fun. - Ilija Todorovic




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