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Nukakamma meaning “grassy water”, is the Khoisan name for the Sunday's River because of its verdant grassy banks. Nukakamma Canoe Trail is a much sought-after two-day flat-water trail along the Sundays River, which is situated some 40kms from Port Elizabeth (a mere half hour’s drive). The Nukakamma Canoe Trail is the only Green Flag Status Canoe Trail in South Africa.
The river is on average about 2m deep at high tide except at the mouth where it is much shallower. Depending on weather conditions, the journey can take anything from 3 to 5 hours, according to the tide and the wind.
You'll do the following activities:
Arrive at "A Taste of Africa" Restaurant at least 15 minutes before the starting time of your activity
Sign in and our guide will direct you to our premises. Once there you will off load your luggage into our trailer and we will help set you up on the canoes
Hop aboard our 4 metre double canoes, with a 13km trip along the Sundays River from our premises, all the way to your overnight accommodation. We can accommodate a maximum of 21 people on a trail and the trails can be extended to 2 nights at a discounted rate. For safety reasons we do not allow less than 6 people on the trail at any one time.
Arrive at Sunday's River and head to your cabin where you will be able to get settled in and cleaned up
Experience the area
Experience the thrill and excitement of the area with the bird life ranging to approximately 210 recorded species and watching out for Mullet fish actively jumping into or over the canoes. Keep your eyes peeled for Kudu, Bushbuck, Porcupine, Cape Otter, Vervet Monkeys and other wildlife in the bush across the river.
Enjoy a barbeque (braai)
Finish your day off by enjoying a barbeque with the view of a spectacular sunset.
Get some sleep
The accommodation is an overnight two cabins with two or three-tiered wooden bunk-beds, fitted with foam rubber mattresses. It also has a covered barbecue area and is equipped with two picnic tables and some braai utensils.
Take a 13km canoe trip the following day, back towards the starting point.
You can head back driving
PLEASE NOTE*** Extra costs will occur if guests do not want to canoe back the following day and would prefer to be driven back to our premises.
Up to 9 guests – R500 total
10 – 21 guests – R100 per person
• Life jackets
• Overnight accommodation with bedding
• Self catering facilities, such as crockery and cutlery
• Delivery of your luggage to and from the accommodation
• No extra food or drinks are provided
• The cabin is on a private land so only our vehicle is allowed to enter the cabin from the road (your vehicle will be left overnight at our premises behind our locked gates)
• Warm clothes
• Food / drinks in cooler boxes
• Wood, blitz, charcoal, 5litre waters, and anything you may usually need for camping
• Comfortable clothing to canoe in
• Warm clothing for when you are finished canoeing
The minimum age is 4 years old
We charge for a minimum of 6 people so if you are less than 6 guests, you will be charged for 6 people
All year, 7 days a week
This service is not available in strong wind and rain conditions. Please see our Terms and Conditions for cancellation policy.
Sundays River Adventures