Kayak on the Sea!
You will love seeing dolphins, whales and great bird life and exploring the seas.
South Africa’s wild or calm waters are some of the best kayaking spots in the world, there’s lots of fun to be enjoyed playing on the waves or exploring the rivers and lagoons of our coastline. The enjoyment of kayaking is within the paddling itself, the sights, the exercise staying out in the open waters and staying close to spectacular landscapes. Kayak Trail is a dedicated kayak and adventure blog, located in Cape Town, South Africa. We curate the best sea kayaking tours around the Cape and South Africa, so you can choose the best tours for your skill level, experience, and desired outcome. Have a look through our list of kayak tour operators to get a better idea of who to join for a kayak tour.
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A Kayak is a narrow watercraft which is moved with the use of a double-bladed paddle. It usually can take 1 -2 people depending on the style and design of the craft. The word kayak originates from the Greenlandic word.
A traditional kayak has a covered deck and one or more cockpits where each paddler sits. The cockpit is usually covered by something called a spray deck which prevents water from entering the boat through the cockpit and causing it to sink.
Many modern kayaks now have a sit on top design, which removes the need for a spray deck. this means that you do not need to learn how to Eskimo role in order to paddle, which makes them a lot more beginner friendly. It also puts more people at ease when they feel that they do not have to be “sealed” into the kayak.
Sit On Top Kayak
A Sit On Top Sea Kayak
A Sea Kayak is a kayak that is specifically designed for the ocean and usually has one or two storage compartments that allow the paddler to transport more equipment while still keeping it dry.