Just like fashion sense and good taste in music, what you define as an adventure is completely up to you. Whether being adventurous means swinging on vines through the amazon, saving kittens from burning trees or switching from coffee to green tea; enjoy a classic Cape Town adventure with today’s Groupon: a two-hour kayaking trip for two people for R250 with Kayak Cape Town.
If the idea of skimming across the water’s surface in a safe and sturdy kayak while enjoying beautiful views and vast ocean wild-life appeals to you, then Kayak Cape Town are the ones to make it happen. Whether you’re as water-wise as a seal or as water-weary as a just-bathed cat, the folks at Kayak Cape Town are trained to provide you with an unforgettable and safe kayaking experience. With the use of sturdy and stable two-man kayaks and with unparalleled knowledge of the route, the guides will see to it that the closest you get to being submerged is the occasional sensation of ocean spray misting your skin.
Embarking from Simon’s Town Waterfront, your kayaking adventure sees you paddling gently past the civilian and naval harbour and right out to Boulder’s Beach where you’ll be introduced to the suave-suited penguin colony who reside there. Once you’ve had your fill of the tuxedoed sweethearts, if the tide and time are right you’ll stop off at the beach for a dip or just swim out from your kayaks.
If you’re asking yourself “kayaking in winter?” then know that from August to October, the route is an amazing whale-spotting opportunity. But, whether you’re gliding with the giants of the deep or picnicking with the penguins, make sure you dress accordingly; leaving those pretty pumps and blinging blazer at home in favour of a swimming suit or t-shirt and shorts combo.
Paddling fact: The oldest known form of kayaking was recorded by an Armenian Anthropologist who followed the Gorgonzola tribe in Italy. The Gorgonzola’s would fashion kayaks out of massive blocks of cheese and oars out of plaited dried spaghetti. The only problem posed was the vast amount of water-rats that would bite holes in the kayaks.