There’s hardly a more liberating feeling than paddling along the open ocean aboard a kayak, as shoals of fish and friendly seals dance beneath the water’s surface. And, with lockdown restrictions easing up, being able to enjoy the Cape’s natural beauty and world-famous topography is more appealing than ever.
Feted the world over for its rich and unique marine biodiversity and spectacular seascapes, our magnificent coastline is begging to be explored, be it on a kayak, leisure cruise or with an icy dip in the ocean. The Hout Bay shoreline is a case in point.
Eager adventurers should meet at Cape Town Bucket List (easily found on Google Maps) inside the Hout Bay Harbour, where you’ll be given a short training session, lifejacket and a dry bag for small items you’d like to take with you.
Once on the water, kayakers will be taken past the seal sanctuary towards Chapman’s Peak. You might encounter seals, penguins, dolphins, whales and sunfish, so keep your eyes peeled.
Of course, Covid-19-related safety precautions are of the utmost importance, with only four people allowed per trip for the time being.
Good to know Worried about the chill? Winter trips are actually great for marine activity, as there is no southeaster to contend with, and windless winter days mean sea conditions are ideal.
We’ll raise a paddle to that!
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