Eden Adventures, now located at Fairy Knowe Hotel, specialises in outdoor adventure tours, as well as teambuilding activities and tailormade tours of the Garden Route.
Eden Adventures have single, double and triple canoes for hire. These come equipped with paddles, buoyancy aids and waterproof containers for picnics, cameras etc, and a map to assist you in your decision making.
There are various waterways to explore in the area. The most popular are the Touw River and the Kaaimans River.
Please Note that should you enter the National Park with the canoes, entrance fees that may be required will be your responsibility
One can pack a picnic and some swimming gear and head to the Touw River Rockpools. Paddle up the Touw River through the indigenous forest, where there is an abundance of birdlife. After about 40mins of easy paddling you will reach a point where it becomes too shallow and too narrow to continue. Leave the canoe on the right hand side of the river and follow the path up onto the bank. There you will come across a boardwalk which will take you past various rock pools. Relax, swim, picnic and return via the same way.
Island Lake is about a 1.5 to 2 hour paddle down the Serpentine River. Turning right into a tributary of the Touw River, continue through the meandering reedbeds to Island Lake. About half way there, one passes under the Hoekwil road bridge. Just after the bridge the reeds become very overgrown. Push through the reeds for about 20m and it will then open up again. At Island Lake there is a picnic site on the left. Return the same way. Round trip = 4 to 5 hours. Although scenery on this route is not spectacular it is often good for birdwatching.
For those wanting to paddle to the beach, the river mouth is about 30 to 40 mins paddle from Eden Adventures. The river gets wider towards the mouth and banks become more developed, however it is still a lovely alternative.
Although a short paddling option, there is a lovely waterfall that one can paddle to. We also offer abseiling at this waterfall.
Abseiling is all about using a rope and other specialised equipment to descend a cliff. The serene Kaaimans Gorge holds one of the most beautiful abseil sights you will find. You have a chance to do two 45m abseils right next to a magnificent waterfall. The first abseil is an easy one to get you used to the idea of trusting the ropes and the second one is slightly more technical, however just as exhilarating.
What also makes this sight special is that you land in a canoe at the bottom. You need not have abseiled before, however it is not for the faint-hearted! It is also important to remember not to wear slippery shoes.
- Value for Money: Fair Deal
- Disabled Friendly: No
- Family Friendly: Yes
- Team Building Facilities: Yes