5 spectacular spots to go kayaking in Cape Town

Posted by Taylah Strauss on 14 January 2022

Kayaking is a great way to experience the calming lulls of the sea and take in picturesque views. If I’ve piqued your interest, stay tuned for five spectacular spots to go kayaking in the Mother City.

1. Atlantic Outlook

Table Mountain. Credit: Unsplash

Located by the V&A Waterfront, Atlantic Outlook offers guided kayaking tours, where you can marvel at the beauty of Table Mountain from the coastline of the Atlantic Sea Board. With pristine waters and a picturesque view to die for, this is one for the bucket list.

Atlantic Outlook offers a two-hour kayak tour, going along the coastline, past the Green Point lighthouse before returning to base. On this trip, if you are lucky, you may spot dolphins, seals, penguins or even whales!

They also offer tandem bikes and various hikes.

Rates: For more information on their rates and specials, click here.

Contact details: 082 257 6403

Address: Granger Bay Blvd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town.

2. Aquatrails

Fish Hoek beach. Credit: flowcomm/Flickr Commons

Aquatrails – based in Fish Hoek – offers numerous outdoor adventure tours, some of which extends longer than a day and can include group bookings.

However, they do offer day tours as well, such as their Simon’s Town day tour. Starting at Simon’s Town Waterfront, the tour sets off into the sea, paddling past the Naval Harbour and stopping at Boulder’s Beach, famously known for its colony of African penguins lounging on the rocks.

Rates: For more information on their rates, click here.

Contact details: 021 782 7982

Address: 150 Main Road, Fish Hoek, Cape Town.

3. Paddle Experience

Muizenberg beach. Credit: Unsplash

Though Paddle Experience is located in Sandvlei, they operate kayak tours all across the Cape coastline, such as their Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve kayak tour in Muizenberg. This tour is suited for both beginners and experienced paddlers.

Starting from the estuary area, the tour follows a route of man-made channels of the marina, and continues along those channels where you can spot an abunance of birdlife, including coots and herons.

The tour lasts two hours, and they provide all equipment necessary.

Rates: For more information on their rates and various tours, click here.

Contact details: 071 174 3099

Address: Henley Rd. Muizenberg, Cape Town.

4. Kayak Cape Town

False Bay full moon sighting. Credit: Unsplash

Located in Simon’s Town, naturally they have a kayak tour to go see the African penguin colony by Boulder’s Beach. But, they also have a full moon kayak tour. Provided the weather conditions permit, individuals paddle out to see to witness the full moon rising over the bay from behind the mountains.

A magnificent experience that only occurs once a month, bookings fill up fast, so don’t miss out!

Rates: For more information on their rates, click here.

Contact details: 065 707 4444

Address: Wharf Street, Simons Town, Cape Town.

5. Kaskazi Kayaks and Adventures

Bantry Bay. Credit: Matt Keifer/Flickr Commons

Operating from Three Anchor Bay, Kaskazi Kayaks and Adventures offer various kayak tours around the coastline. Boasting uninterrupted and unforgivable views of Signal Hill, Lion’s Head, Table Mountain and the 12 Apostles, the journey spans over three to five kilometres, stopping either at Granger Bay or Bantry Bay.

In addition to kayak tours, they also offer numerous paragliding packages.

Rates: For more information on their rates, click here.

Contact details: 083 230 2726

Address: On the Beach, Three Anchor Bay, Cape Town.


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