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Kayak Cape Town

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Town Jetty, Wharf Street, Simon's Town, South Africa
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Great way to see the penguins

having seen the penguins from the beech the day before this was a novel way to seem them as... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Scarybird
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London England
Close-up view of penguins and seals

Smooth waters and friendly staff ensured a very good kayaking experience. We were sternly... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Yash G
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Doha, Qatar
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Paddle the warm waters of False Bay and we'll show you some rather amazing things on our kayak trip to visit the penguins at Boulders Beach. No experience is necessary and it's no more taxing than hiking up a hill. Professionally guided Sea Kayak Paddles every day at 9.30Am throughout the year, weather permitting. Our kayaks are designed for maximum stability in all conditions. Age is no barrier - anyone with full mobility from 10 upwards can do it. All trips are led by knowledgable and experienced professional guides.
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Town Jetty, Wharf Street, Simon's Town, South Africa

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

having seen the penguins from the beech the day before this was a novel way to seem them as well. Our initial trip was cancelled due to weather conditions and although it went ahead the next day the sea was still a little challenging -...More

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KayakCapeTown, Owner at Kayak Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you Scarybird - and we like your name, which is the opposite of our penguins, cutebird.

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Smooth waters and friendly staff ensured a very good kayaking experience. We were sternly "recommended" not to bring our phones/cameras as all photos were being taken by the kayak team. This was a blessing in disguise since we could enjoy the sights without getting diverted....More

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KayakCapeTown, Owner at Kayak Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you for your review. Regards, Derek

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

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Reviewed 20 May 2017

Had a great trip, was pleasant with a calm sea and clear waters. Our guide was instant with information and very knowledgeable about the surrounding sea life and Simonstown and surrounds. I am keen to go again soon, and would recommend the trip wholeheartedly. This...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This is the most fun I've had in a while. Great work out especially when it's a sunny day and you peddling your heart out. Loved it.

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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I had the pleasure of going out for this activity yesterday. Awesome weather and really enjoyed all the salty water. The tour guides were absolutely awesome, friendly and informed about the surroundings, as they should've been. We had fun and if it...More

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KayakCapeTown, Owner at Kayak Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2017

Thanks Nevironn, and hey, it's gets easier every time!

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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The tour was a lot of fun and good exercise. I'd never kayaked before but it's pretty easy to pick up and isn't a big strain - there's no race. We had some swells but not choppy and we got to stop at the penguin...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

When trying to make a booking had the unfortunate experience of dealing with the rudest unpleasant man. Not sure you should be in the business of dealing with the public. Just trying to get information and he was abrupt and hung up. Thanks for that!...More

2  Thank clairewray1979
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KayakCapeTown, Owner at Kayak Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Hi Clare. Yes I was rude to you. What you conveniently neglected to mention here was that in your call to us you were were rude to me, and my rudeness was in response to yours.

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Reviewed 29 January 2017

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

I kayaked with my daughter and her husband and their 3 university aged children, my grandchildren, from the wharf area to the area where the penguins hang out. We had small white caps and waves but we were all able to make the paddle successfully...More

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leannelenehan5
6 March 2018|
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Response from KayakCapeTown | Property representative |
This is not the best area to see dolphins, try Kaskazi on the Cape Town side for that. We are the best area for penguins and seals.
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Raluca G
23 August 2017|
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Response from KayakCapeTown | Property representative |
Hi, We do not I'm afraid. This page will not allow links so the directions page on our web site for details. Train Taxis Simon’s Town Shuttles 079 486 4228 Unicab 021 486 1600 Excite... More
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Amalgamation
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Some people do ask whether they should be concerned about sharks on our trip. A fair question and something that concerns some customers. There is of course a risk to anything one does but if there was a reasonable danger... More
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