Explore the Seas in a Kayak!
Offering kayaking trips on the lagoon and out to sea from the Old Harbor.
Welcome to Walker Bay Adventures in Hermanus. Since our inception in 1999 we have grown from offering kayaking trips on the Klein River Lagoon to offering sea kayaking tripsfrom the Old Harbour. Not only do we own and operate these activities but we also promote and book a number of activities in the area as we believe in offering our clients all that Hermanus has on offer to ensure your time here is unforgettable. It will give us great pleasure to assist you in planning and booking your activities while visiting our beautiful town. Whale watching in Hermanus and shark cage diving in Kleinbaai are the two activities that draws most visitors to our region. Hermanus does however have so much more to offer visitors and adventurers. We are blessed with mountains covered in fynbos, rivers, lagoons, vineyards, beautiful beaches and friendly people ready to welcome you to our town where you can breathe in the champagne air and enjoy your stay. All of this can be explored while you participate in one of our many adventures on offer.
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Inquire with us as to the duration and pricing of our different adventures.
- Anyone can paddle, fitness helps but is not necessary
All ages are welcome
110kgs is the absolute limit
Children from 10 years of age are allowed to participate
- Inquire with us about our latest specials.
- Wear shorts and a t-shirt, a hat and sunscreen and bring a jacket if the weather is cold. You can go barfoot or with sandals. Bring a towel and a change of clothes in case you get wet.
- All bookings to be made in advance.
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Walker Bay Sea Kayaking
Explore the magic of our unique coastline with its abundant marine life up close and personal in one of our stable kayaks in the company of an experienced guide. Glide across sparkling water while enjoying a view of the majestic mountain, sea cliffs and marine life.
After a thorough briefing on kayaking techniques and safety we paddle from the historical Old Harbour and do a round trip, the direction dependant on winds, swells and paddling abilities. A knowledgeable guide shall open up the wonders of our ocean to you, as we explore the beautiful natural surroundings.
We paddle our kayaks in a Marine Reserve and by law we are not allowed to come within 300m of a whale. If they decide to come close to the kayaks we must move away from them.
We are very aware of our environment and are proud of the fact that we are an ecologically friendly operator that strives to have as little impact on the environment in which we operate our tours as possible. With minimal noise pollution and no environmental pollution we also do regular clean ups of any rubbish found in the Bay.
We use Perception Tribe sea kayaks that are manufactured in the UK and are sit on top self-bailing, plastic sea kayaks. In short this means that anyone, weather you have kayaked before or not, can hop on and stay on.
Our guides are qualified in marine guiding and first aid at sea, but more importantly they love this job and hold great knowledge of the ocean.
On our tours you will enjoy sightings of cape fur seals, penguins, cormorants and other sea birds and marine mammals. Whatever time of year this is an experience not to be missed.
Duration 2 hours.
No Experience necessary.
You will need: shorts, towels, t-shirt, sunhat, sunscreen, windbreaker or fleece (weather dependant) and a change of clothes for afterwards.
Excessive wind and swell conditions will result in cancellation of the sea kayak trip. We reserve the right to cancel the trip at any given time and shall not be held responsible. We try to avoid this from happening by departing to sea in the mornings when conditions are more favorable. These times change through out the year and can be confirmed on booking.
November to April: 8h00, 10h30 and 1pm
May to October: 9h00, 11h30 and 14h00
Hermanus Lagoon | River Kayaking Trips
Enjoy the Klein River Lagoon on one of our canoe trips. The Klein River, also know as the Hermanus Lagoon, is located 5 km out side of Hermanus.
It is 10 km in length surrounded by the Klein River Mountains, Walker Bay Nature Reserve and it finds it entrance to the sea by Grotto beach. There are a 130 bird species, including some of the rarest coastal breeding birds in Africa and the majestic fish eagles. Steen bras, harders, springers, elf & kob are some of the fish species that attract many fishermen to the area. In addition to this the lagoon boasts magical sunsets and is a special treat at full moon.
Full Day Canoe Trip
Enjoy a real outdoor adventure and explore the untouched lagoon and river system in safe, stable canoes in the company of an experienced guide. The Lagoon/ River boasts over 130 bird species including the African Fish eagle and some of the rarest coastal breeding birds in Southern Africa. The lagoon offers a safe canoeing experience for all abilities with Majestic River and mountain views.
+- 5 hours, inclusive of guide, equipment, lunch and refreshments. The bird life on the river and lagoon is a highlight on this trip.
Lagoon Kayak Wine Tour
Experience the thrill of paddling on one of the country’s most pristine lagoons where adventure is enjoyed with elegant food and wine!
Guests paddle on super-stable, extremely safe paddling kayaks – perfect for first-time paddlers, and all outdoor lovers.
We launch at the Hermanus Yacht Club on the Hermanus lagoon, home to an amazing array of birdlife, and breathtaking views of the towering mountains above.
Surrounded by nature, we glide across the lagoon towards the shallow, safe waters.
Our destination is the historic Mosaic Farm, where we relax outdoors in the shade of the milkwood trees to enjoy delicious, award-winning Cape wines from nearby estates upstream, and sample freshly-baked fare from the excellent restaurant. We then tour the eerie Stanford Spookhuis – the haunted old stone manor house built in 1892, which has now been refurbished into a stylish getaway.
Satisfied and happy, we launch back on to the lagoon’s warm waters, and paddle gently back towards Hermanus, for a safe and delightful adventure home.
Whale Watching in Hermanus
Hermanus is regarded as the whale watching capital of South Africa and there are few better ways to see these gentle giants in their natural environment than on a boat based whale watching trip. The tours are operated from the New Harbour in Hermanus and departs 3 to 4 times daily depending on the time of year and weather and sea conditions.
The permit issued to the operators entitles them to approach the whales up to 50m and then stop, allowing the whales to decide whether to approach the boat or not. Being curious they normally approach the boat and enjoy a quick peek at their visitors. This is an experience to be treasured.
Hermanus Team Building Activities
Dynamic and exciting teambuilding programmes are offered for informal and fun events. Although we are based in Hermanus, our teambuilding events can be held at any venue of choice within the Western Cape. We can even assist you with sourcing the right venue for your event.
We offer many standard teambuilding activities, but what stands us apart from the other teambuilding companies is that we tailor make programs specific to each company’s requirements, knowing that the staff profile, budget and style of event is unique to each of our clients.
Informal teambuilding events have strong emphasis on team work and realise certain outcomes, yet retain a strong element of fun throughout. For those that simply want a fun day out, we offer many different teambuilding packages with something suitable for all levels of fitness, both outdoor and indoor.
Events vary from half a day through to multi day stay overs, and can include accommodation, meals and entertainment if required.
Some of our most popular teambuilding programs are given below:
These take many different forms, all of which are challenging, loads of fun, and have the teams chasing each other’s tails when trying to find the checkpoints to successfully complete the challenges presented at each. We have amazing races in vehicles and on foot and tailor make these itineraries to suit each company’s requirements.
From R450 pp
Adventure Challenge Course
When you want to test the level of teamwork and camaraderie, then the adventure challenge course is the one to choose. In this challenge you have to work as a team to complete the obstacles, working out the strengths and weaknesses of each team player to assist them through the course. Besides being a great team challenge, the adventure course is excellent for personal achievement as well.
From 350 pp
Beach Games, Beach Survivor and Beach Olympics
A day out at the beach is always a winner. We have a variety of different beach themed events. These can be recommended to you based on the level of fitness of your team. Activities can include bucket hula, target Frisbee, sack races, bomb the sandcastle, blind folded kayaking, blokarting, kite building and flying, volley ball, beach soccer and much more. Our specific themed event “Shipwrecked” is also a bundle of fun as your teams build floating craft and an island camp from the wreckage and flotsam.
From 395 pp
Many of you like to show off your amazing cooking skills. We have just the range of cook-offs for you to participate in to see which team emerges as the Top Chefs. We offer Braaimaster; Ready Steady Cook; Potjiekos cook-off; Bread Baking and Chocolate making a bunch of different options to select from depending on your preferred style of cooking. This is a good choice for teams wanting to avoid too much physical activity. It’s social, highly competitive and creates great excitement when it comes to the judging time! You will be simply amazed at the incredible creations and superb tastes that emerge during this competition.
From R 350 pp
Clay Pigeon and Hand Gun Shooting
One of our most popular activities is shooting the range of handguns and pump action shotguns as you aim for the targets and chase the flying clay pigeons in your quest to be the best shot of the day. This exhilarating activity is suitable for everyone that enjoys adrenalin, and requires no prior experience. Our shooting facilitator leads you through a tutorial on the weapon you are shooting and in no time you will be competing with your team mates to become the Hot Shot of the day. Minimum of 150 shots per group.
From R 390 pp
Experiential and Outcomes Based Teambuilding Activities
In business today, teambuilding is not just about getting out there and having fun – there is a more serious side to it all, when communication, conflict, group problem solving, trust and many other pertinent focus areas require attention within your team. Our specialist facilitators will work together with you to create focussed set of experiential activities totally relevant to your unique group, bringing home the message of where the breakdown is happening, together with a transfer of learning that can be applied in the workplace to improve the team.
From R 300 pp
Music and Art in Teambuilding
Bringing out the creative side of your team often brings about a new awareness of your colleagues and you see them in a totally new light, never having guessed they are hiding such amazing talent. Music is such fun. It lifts the spirits of the group. It brings out a wildside. So, be it drumming, or one of our tailored music events such as our Rock Band, the Interactive build your own instruments or simply a wild Karaoke event, we offer it all. On the art side, we have creative workshops specifically aimed at teamwork, large canvas creations and much more. Let us work with you to tailor the most incredible creativity in your team – something that you may not have thought possible.
From 250 pp
The group is divided into two tribes. Depending on the size of your group, you may have sub-tribes within each tribe, ultimately all collecting points for your main tribe. The teams are pitched against each other in fun and challenging activities in true survivor style, with the aim of leaving your competitors eating your dust as you watch them trailing in your wake! This is a team-building event to stimulate and strengthen the bond between members of any team.
From R350 pp
Ever wanted to try your hand at making your own wine? Well, short of stomping the grapes and having to learn all the intracacies of wine making, there are not many people that get to do this! So, we have made it easy for you. Under the expert guidance of our winemaker to facilitate the process and to share some of that intimate knowledge of wine with you, you are led through a process of wine blending, as your teams vie against each other to create the finest blend. The winning team gets to have their blend made up for the whole group, and each person walks away with a bottle of the winning blend. As we use very fine wines for this activity, the budget for this would be more suited to management or senior groups.
From R450 pp