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Adventure trip

Storms River Mouth

Activity Description

With this four hour Extended Kayak and Lilo trip you will get to explore deeper into the hidden world of the Storms River gorge with long, bottomless pools, deep caves and ancient forests with nothing but the quiet noises of nature around you.

We will equip you with a uniquely designed Anvil which is a combination of the kayak and lilo. But don’t let the name fool you; they are easy to paddle but you do need to be fit and strong be able to carry the Anvils over rocks, but the beauty is well worth the hard work!

We start at our shop just above the small harbor inside the National Park, here you will meet your guides and receive all your gear. Please leave valuables in your vehicle, we do provide crates to store change of clothes. After a briefing we depart with two experienced guides leading the trip. We starts with a hike through the forest and over the famous suspension bridge where our Kayaks will be waiting for us. Here we continue the adventure on the normal Kayak and Lilo route. where we normally turn around with the Lilo’s you will go deeper into the gorge equipped with our Anvil boats.

The Anvil is a new generation hydro speed and making it ideal for technical river running. With this experience you will get to see more of the Storms River Gorge and enjoy the beautiful ravine with its awe experience and scenery that you will never forget.

Arrangements

DurationOpen Ended
WhenSeven days a week, 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.
WeatherActivity will be stopped with rain more than 30mm per day.
What to WearSwimming costume and closed toe shoes - wetsuits available
Things to BringSwimwear, Towel and Change of Clothes
Guests or SpectatorsRestaurant and short walks available on site.

Requirements

Minimum Age8 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelFit
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight170.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelIntermediate

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsGuides escort each group, and the following gear is included - Anvil, PFD, Wetsuit, and Fins
ExclusionsNational Park Conservation/Gate Entry fee's are not included. Water shoes is not included but can be rented.

Notes

Please note: We are located INSIDE the National Park, and gate entry fee’s 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 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

We had a very pleasant trip through the gorge of Storms River Mouth. We took the long one. The guides were great and very helpfull they even bothered to taken pictures for us. I recommend this trip for anyone that likes to be in and around the water en does not have any problem with a little climbing over rocks. - Edmond


Great Tour with Romeo, Dwayne and his young colleague, which name we unfortunately forgot. We had a really exchisting adventure tour and even saw an Otter. The ride with the double kajak back over the (nearly) open ocean was thrillig. Would recommend, if you want a crazy tour! - Johannes


Amazing experience and equally amazing guides. Highly recommend - Michelle


We had a fantastic time! We could not say enough about Franco & Kurt! They truly made the experience! It was absolutely beautiful. So many laughs and memories made. We would highly recommend booking this day trip. Ask for Franco and Kurt you will not be disappointed. Thank you for contributing to a wonderful holiday in South Africa! We will definitely be back! - Julie


Was so excited to book this adventure and at the last minute switched from the shorter to longer version. I am so happy that I did, while the short version is absolutely beautiful and with fun guides. The longer version gives you a thrilling bouldering adventure through the ravine to reach the final swim which is absolutely amazing, and I would have been sad to have stopped when we did. That guides were very experienced and knew what they were doing but were also easy going and fun. I went on an overcast day in January with all the other days having been extremely warm but ours slightly chilly, and with that I can confirm- I wouldn't have needed a wetsuit for the short version, so so happy I had one for the long version. I had my cell phone with me in the dry bag and it was so easy to take in and out with ease, and not get wet although a GoPro would have captured everything. Highly recommend as an adventure! - Jillian




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