Top 5 Places to Paddle in South Africa


South Africa has an abundance of out of doors actions to select from, and in relation to water sports activities, there isn’t any exception.

Dawid Mocke, four-time World Surfski Champ and founding father of Mocke Paddling, has been a aggressive paddler for 14 years, so the water is his second dwelling. Whereas it could be robust for Dawid to slim down his favorite paddling spot in South Africa, he does suggest you tick the next off in your checklist…

The 5 Nice Capes

Alongside the gorgeous, but fierce and large open Southern African shore lies 5 nice Capes, every with their very own particular story. Be awe-inspired by the gorgeous cliffs of the Cape of Good Hope, or enterprise out to the continent’s most southern tip, Cape Agulhas. One other breathtaking paddle is across the Cape Seal into Plettenberg Bay; or alongside Cape St Francis. Lastly, skirt the Thunderbolt shipwreck and journey the world’s longest paddling wave at Cape Recife.

The four Nice Rivers

If ever you need to awaken the adventurer inside, or discover peace and solitude, then floating down one in every of our most well-known rivers is the way in which to do it. Dawid charges the Orange, Breede, Fish and Dusi Rivers as ‘legendary’. And in response to Dawid, anybody who has not but taken a rafting journey on the Orange has not but skilled South Africa. Equally, if a aggressive paddler has not but raced the Breede, Fish or Dusi River Marathons, their paddling pilgrimage has but to be accomplished.

The three Nice Lagoons

Take the R27 up our well-known West Coast and discover the great Langebaan lagoon from the West Coast Nationwide park, or take the Backyard Route and paddle on the Knysna Heads and the Knysna lagoon. An alternative choice up North, is to dodge hippos and spot the massive 5 at Lake St Lucia.

The two Nice Seashores

Whereas South Africa has many lovely seashores, the nice and cozy water of Durban’s Golden Mile and well-known North Seashore, is one in every of a sort. An alternative choice, and a seaside which Dawid regards as the perfect household seaside within the nation, is Fish Hoek Seashore. This can be very protected and gives an abundance of actions like snorkeling alongside the rocks or splashing within the small waves.

The 1 Nice Island

Probably the most superb paddling journeys you are able to do is to paddle round Robben Island in Desk Bay, Cape City. You possibly can paddle from Large Bay or you possibly can paddle from Three Anchor Bay – both means, it’s a particular thrill paddling round such a well-known landmark with Desk Mountain as a backdrop.