Adventures in Tsitsikamma, We are Untouched Adventures.
We will take you on an unforgettable journey of exploring in this untouched playground.
Kayak and Lilo Adventure“Our favourite!” The 2-3 hour Storms River kayak & lilo adventure is our most popular adventure activity where you can experience the best that Tsitsikamma has to offer! If you are keen to explore deeper into the Storms River Gorge, and experience the long, deep, quiet pools with deep caves and ancient forests then the kayak and lilo trip is for you!
Scuba Diving AdventureThe Tsitsikamma National Park is a marine protected area filled with an abundance of marine life. No matter what your scuba experience level, newbie or pro – you can take a guided dive, by shore-entry, rent all the gear you need or take a half day Discover Scuba Course and learn to dive in one day!
Snorkeling AdventureImagine moving across the ocean’s surface, marveling at the spectacular underwater world from above. Chase fish over the reefs, spot rays on the bed of the ocean and get away from the rush of the world by experiencing a day under the sea. Exploring this kind of splendour is truly possible and an ideal adventure for the whole family.
Vital Information: We love little ones and children are welcome on our kayaking trips! However, please first speak to our staff regarding their age and abilities before booking. We want them to be safe!
Adventure durations differ depending on which adventure you do.
We will gladly organise accommodation for individuals, families and groups on request.
You need closed shoes, a towel, sun screen, a hat and a change of clothes. If you’d like to put yourself in our shoes for a day, you can hire aqua booties from us at R40. All gear is available for hire if you do not bring your own.
As we are located inside the Tsitsikamma National Park, you will have to show your WILD card or pay the National Park’s conservation fee upon entering at the gate.
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Kayak and lilo up the Storms River gorge in Tsitsikamma, on The Garden Route
This two to three-hour kayak and lilo adventure on the Storms River is our most popular activity for good reasons. You’ll get to explore deeper into the hidden world of the Storms River gorge than most people ever do and experience the long, bottomless pools, deep caves and ancient forests with nothing but the quiet noises of nature around you.
1. Kayak across the ocean & under the Storms River suspension bridge
We paddle from the harbour (next to the beach) across the ocean, passing underneath the suspension bridge (because, hang in there – this is where the suspense begins…) and from there up the beautiful Storms River gorge.
2. Forest hike to the suspension bridge
If sea conditions do not allow for ocean paddling, it won’t rock our boat – we simply adapt the adventure. In such cases, we take a short guided hike through the captivating Tsitsikamma forest and over the famous suspension bridge and start our kayaking trip from inside the calm river mouth.
3. Paddle up the Storms River Mouth
After waving to all the wobbly-legged and somewhat jealous tourists photographing you from the suspension bridge, we continue the kayaking voyage up the river. And this is where the true adventure starts – paddling up the glorious Storms River, the ultimate treasure of Tsitsikamma National Park where you are about to go treasures hunting! We continue right into the bats’ cave and spend time gazing up in awe at the spectacular cliffs all around us – all from the comfort of our double sit-on-top kayaks.
4. Lilo deeper up the Storms River Gorge
At the low-water point, we say goodbye to our kayaks and hello to our floater friends – the lilos. (A short information break for those who do not know: A lilo is a small inflatable boat and our unique ones are specially designed for this trip to access the narrow parts of the gorge). From here on we walk over a short section of rocks and then simply float deeper up the river on the lilos, weightlessly relishing in the serenity of this paradise and feeling insignificantly small as we ogle up at the sky-scraping cliffs surrounding us.
Upon reaching our destination, we make a U-turn and float back down river to our kayaks, glad that the exceptional experience is far from over.
5. Cliff jumping
After all the tranquillity of floating, we have to keep the balance and add a healthy dose of adrenalin! On the trip back, you will be given the exhilarating opportunity to leap off the overhanging cliff walls of the gorge into deep pools. This offers not only a good test of your bravery, but also some good occasions for laughter (or nervous giggling), friendly encouragement (or daring) and one-of-a-kind photo opportunities (because you will need to brag to your buddies at home!). Although cliff jumping is not compulsory – you can simply enjoy the spectacle as you leisurely float on the long pools below – we do recommend not missing out on the thrill!
We’ve had kids as young as 5 and grandparents as old as, well… grandparents take the leap and enjoy the time spent on the water, so this is family-friendly fun that truly floats everyone’s boat.
As you can probably comprehend – this unique Storms River adventure is our most popular and best recommended trip by local and international tourists. Be sure not to miss the boat!
Dive right into it at Storms River, Tsitsikamma on the Garden Route!
We are proud to be located in scuba diving paradise! The Tsitsikamma National Park is a marine protected area and the underwater life is out of this world. Our scuba diving menu offers something for everyone, regardless of scuba experience level! Choose between a guided dive (entry either by shore or boat) or take a Discover Scuba Course and learn to dive in half a day! We can also kit you out with all the gear you need.
What to expect when diving in Storms River Mouth
Scuba diving at Storms River guarantees a whale of a time! Diving by shore entry offers a maximum depth of 12m. You can look forward to seeing lots of colourful soft corals, sea anemones, nudibranches, stingrays and sandsharks as well as a variety of fish species from red roman’s to blacktails – and if you have diver’s luck, a shy raggy (non-aggressive shark…) might even make its appearance!
Experience what lies beneath at Storms River, Tsitsikamma on the Garden Route where you can snorkel tidal pools or the Tsitsikamma National Park’s underwater trails
The underwater world is your oyster when snorkelling at Storms River! You can move across the ocean’s surface like a human-sized sea turtle, marvelling at the spectacular marine life from above, chasing fish over the reefs and spotting sun rays on the bed of the ocean. Escape the rush of the real world and experience how “everything’s better, everything’s wetter under the sea!” This splendid sea safari is enjoyed by “human turtles” from almost any age and thus an ideal adventure for the whole family.
Guided snorkel trips in the Tsitsikamma National Park
Guided snorkelling trips are available for groups, unaccompanied children and first-time snorkelers. A guided snorkelling trip begins with a briefing on the gear, fin techniques and snorkelling skills, so that you won’t be out of your depth when you are in deep waters! This is followed by a guided snorkelling adventure around the breath-taking reefs at Storms River Mouth. Long after you have finished floating on the ocean, you will still be floating on air from the incredible experience.
Should you wish to book a guided snorkelling trip, please contact us in advance as it is subject to minimum group sizes and availability of guides.
Tsitsikamma National Park, Eastern Cape
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