For many Capetonians (and visitors to the Mother City) being outdoors and trying new things are two of the things that excite (and unite) us. Throw in a full moon and the “vibe” – as locals say – intensifies.
The Mother City already offers a slew of fun things to do at full moon (hikes, runs and bike rides through the city), so we were super-stoked to learn that kayaking had been added to the mix.
Whale of a time
Once a month from March until October, experienced paddlers and novices alike are invited to watch the sun set across the ocean – and the full moon as it rises over the bay – from a kayak!
The two-hour experience kicks off from the Simon’s Town Waterfront, and during the ride you’ll be able to spot penguins, seals and dolphins. From August until October, there’s even the chance of spotting a whale or two.
The two-hour tours starts at sunset and costs R400 per person. Exact time will be communicated when booking. Paddlers should arrive 15 minutes prior to that, and are asked to text, phone or WhatsApp (082 501 8930) an hour before departure to check if the trip is still on (trips may be cancelled due to bad weather, in which case, you will be refunded in full).
Dress the part; getting wet is unavoidable! Wear a swimming costume, a T-shirt and a warm top (that you don’t mind getting wet) to ensure you don’t get too cold. And while going barefoot is fine, flip-flops are not recommended. Be sure to bring a towel and change of clothes for after your moonlit paddle.
Diarise these upcoming dates for full-moon kayaking tours:
Saturday, 14 September 2019
Sunday, 13 October 2019
Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Thursday, 12 December 2019
Good to know This experience is not available to children younger than 16 years, and to persons who weigh more than 120kg.
Keen for more kayak adventures? Try kayaking with the penguins in Simon’s Town.