These two to three-hour kayak and lilo excursions on the Storms River is Untouched Adventure's most popular activity for many reasons!
This kayaking & Lilo excursion is not limited only to paddling, it consists of several phases in which you’ll get to explore deeper into the hidden world of the Storms River gorge and experience the long, bottomless pools, deep caves and ancient forests with nothing but the quiet noise of nature around you.
First, you will paddle from the harbour (along to the beach) across the ocean, passing underneath the suspension bridge, brace yourself because this is where the suspense begins, and from there you'll go up the beautiful Storms River gorge.
Then, after waving to all the somewhat jealous tourists photographing you from the suspension bridge, you'll continue the kayaking voyage up the river. There is where the true adventure starts, paddling up the glorious Storms River, the ultimate treasure of Tsitsikamma National Park where you will go treasure hunting! The group will continue straight into a bat cave and spend some time gazing up in awe at the spectacular cliffs all around you from the comfort of a double seater kayak.
After reaching the low-water point, you will say goodbye to the kayaks and hello to a new kind of vessel, a lilo. A lilo is a small inflatable boat that is designed for this trip to access the narrow parts of the gorge. From here on you will walk over a short section of rocks and then simply float deeper up the river on the lilos feeling insignificantly small when you look up to the imposing cliffs surrounding you. Upon reaching your destination, you'll make a U-turn and float back down the river to the kayaks.
The final part of the excursion will add a healthy dose of adrenaline! 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 bravery but also a good occasion to have a laugh, friendly encouragement and one-of-a-kind photo opportunities. The cliff jumping is not mandatory, simply enjoy the spectacle as you leisurely float on the long pools below!
All participants must be able to swim. Minors must have authorization from their parents.
The centre is located inside the National Park, and conservation fees must be paid upon arrival at the gate. During peak summer season it can take an hour or longer to get through the National Park gate. Please allow for this in your travel planning.
The activity can be rescheduled in case of big swell or bad weather.