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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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11:00 Kayak & Lilo AdventureMost Popular
We paddle from the harbour [next to the beach], across the ocean, then under the suspension bridge and up the beautiful Storms River Mouth.
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12:00 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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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.

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Reviews (323)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Salt water, fresh water and a bit of history

Everton and Hiney took our group out through the waves at the mouth of Storms River for a kayak paddle up the mouth and then transfer to Lily’s to go further. Info regarding the natural environment, safety and history of the area were offered with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Global426090
Reviewed 6 days ago
Good but expensive

The tour was really great, we had a lot of fun because we tried to make fun! Even the gides are really nice but the tour is way to expensive and not worth it, because the entry is not included so another 235 Rand on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lauramaria97
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great activity

This is a short but fun activity. Norman and Clinton were great guides and explained some interesting facts about the Storms River Mouth along the way. The actual kayaking part is not too long and so not very exhausting. Longer tours would be nice aswell.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KatharinaB284
Reviewed 1 week ago
Unforgettable Exerience

During our time in Storms River and Tsitsikamma, this experience one you cannot miss if you go!! Our tour started at 10 am and was a mixture of adults and children. The guides were extremely accommodating throughout the high to where the kayaking tour starts....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank NeenaRachelle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent guides!

Not only is the scenery absolutely breathtaking, but our guides Franco and Nico, made the experience even better. They participated in our challenges, shared really interesting information about the gorge and just made the day something to remember! This was a very unique experience, it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sonskyn
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Carole Z
3 July 2018|
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Response from DianeRWhite | Reviewed this property |
I would so a moderate level as you do paddle from the ocean side into the river mouth, so pending on the waves how much effort you need to put in bt if you do struggle the guides can tie your kayak to theirs and will help... More
Karen T
5 May 2018|
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Our trip was about 2,5 ours.
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