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Enjoy a 2.5-hour Storms River kayak and lilo adventure in our most popular adventure activity in Tsitsikamma National Park! If you are keen to explore deeper into the Storms River gorge in Tsitsikamma and to experience its long, deep, quiet pools, then the kayak and lilo trip is for you!
You'll do the following activities:
Arrive inside Tsitsikamma National Park, at Storms River Mouth. Untouched Adventure's office is located INSIDE Tsitsikamma National Park, at Storms River Mouth. The office overlooks the Storms River Mouth and ocean, and we are tucked nicely underneath the restaurant.
Debrief (10 minutes)
Receive a 10 minute debrief covering safety protocols.
Ocean Kayak (20-30 minutes)
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
River Kayaking (30-40 minutes)
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.
Lilo (40 minutes)
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!
Cliff Jumping / Swimming (20 minutes)
Enjoy 20 minutes cliff jumping, swimming, and some time in between of just relaxing and enjoying the beautiful view.
Return to your kayaks where you will then paddle back to the starting point.
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.
• Guides to escort each group
•The following gear is provided - kayak, PFD, lilo's, and paddles.
• National Park Conservation/Gate Entry fees
• Water shoes (can be rented)
• Warm clothes
• Change of Clothes
• Swimming costume
• Shirt and closed toe shoes (on the colder days bring warm clothes)
• Wetsuits and water shoes (available for rent)
The minimum age is 5 years old
• The maximum Weight- 170.0 kg
All year round, 7 days a week (subject to availability)
In 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.