River Kayaking Knysna

  • Kayak Tours Knysna
  • Activities Knysna South Africa
  • Kayaking on the Knysna River
  • Knysna River Kayaking Tours
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Join us on a guided Kayak tour on modern sit on top plastic kayaks up the Knysna river.

The adventure trip starts on the banks of the Knysna river at the head of the Knysna estuary. The first section is a tidal section of the estuary where make our way past high sandstone cliffs and large banks of river boulders. On our path we will cross a weir which pools the river into a large impressive dam area.
From here we make our way up the river through narrow sections and winding paths to discover large hidden pools surrounded by indigenous forests and high river gorges. We paddle up stream from pool to pool separated by very small rapid sections.

This river above the wier is off the beaten path with very few visitors except the occasional vervet monkeys, baboons, mongoose or a possible shy antelope. There are many birds species which you may catch a glimpse of including the Knysna Loerie, the Fish Eagle, Narina Trogen and many more. Experience a tranquil peaceful feeling whilst we edge further and further up the river into the forest.

The Knysna River is a magical river system which feeds the 24km long Knysna Estuary. The Knysna River catchment area drains off the Knysna forest and Sandstone rock. This water is fresh and clean and even drinkable but is stained a dark cola colour by the tanins from the decomposing matter on the forest floor.

The Knysna forest is an ancient magical growth consisting of many indigenous trees including the massive Outeniqua Yellowwood trees which pierce through canopies.
The Kayak trip is an excellent way to get a good view of what these forests have to offer.

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