Let’s go and explore together!

An explorer is an individual seeking to discover and experience spaces that they would not normally do on their own, all the while meeting awesome like-minded people. Paddling allows you to see and experience the world from the perspective of a kayak in often out-of-the-way spaces, connecting with the natural environment.

We offer one and two day packages to locations within easy reach of Cape Town, typically over a weekend. These are for up to ten paddlers, who are escourted by our experienced guides. The packages are scheduled when the seasonal conditions are optimum.

A particular package could be orientated towards recreation or technical instruction, with the freedom to paddle within the group or on you own. We have Vagabond double sit-on-top plastic kayaks available. Depending on the nature of the activity and the environment, you might prefer to use your own craft.

These venues are on offer:
Langebaan Lagoon, Western Cape Coast
Berg River, Veldrif, Western Cape Coast
Breede River, Southern Cape CoastŸ
We customise packages to the specific requirements of a group. So chat to us about your kayaking dreams! We would love to make them come true.

Langebaan Lagoon is a unique expanse of water that attracts and supports abundant marine and birdlife. The tidal wetland is of international importance, falling under the protection of the West Coast National Park. Long stretches of clear and open water provide perfect conditions for kayaking and surfski paddling. You can paddle towards the protected zone or towards Saldanha and the open sea. Langebaan is an ideal getaway destination for a paddling enthusiast, and is only 120km from Cape Town.

The Berg River offers endless opportunities to paddle. The lower reaches are abundant with bird life, from kingfishers to flamingos. This stretch of water provides an ideal breakaway for paddlers wanting to experience the outdoors. Paddling is possible from upstream starting at Paarl all the way towards the estuary mouth into the Atlantic Ocean. The upstream excursions are arranged in winter when the water level is higher following the seasonal rains. With multiple portages and rapids, kayaks and canoes are suitable for the upstream activities, while kayaks or surfskis can be used downstream in the flatter flood plain towards the estuary mouth.

The source of the Breede River is in the mountains around Ceres, with tributaries joining it on its journey eastwards towards Witsands on the southern Cape coast. In season when there is sufficient water, long stretches of the river can be navigated on a plastic kayak or fiberglass canoe. The river is mostly slow flowing, interspersed with easily negotiable rapids, weirs and portage points. The stretch of river chosen to explore depends on the participants and the level of the water. We camp alongside the river, although local roofed accommodation can be arranged. This excursion is ideal for individuals seeking an introduction to river paddling or undertaking river proficiency training.

It is a two-hour drive to the upper stretches of the Breede River from Cape Town, via the N1 through the Huguenot Tunnel and Worcester.

Contact Tracy on 071 174 3099 or email tracy@paddleexperience.co.za for more details.

paddle experience - daniel exploring the vast expanse of the klein river, stanford.