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Kayak Cape Town

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Town Jetty, Wharf Street, Simon's Town, South Africa
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Sea Kayaking to Boulders Beach penguin colony

Lovely trip with so much to see, including the fab penguins. Friendly, well informed leaders & good... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2016
Pauline T
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Ascot, England, United Kingdom
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I'm still smiling...!

I booked the trip on my own and was a little hesitant to go solo. I need not have worried! The trip... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
AdidaB
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Fairbanks, Arkansas
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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 7 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely trip with so much to see, including the fab penguins. Friendly, well informed leaders & good equipment. Would thoroughly recommend it - we went as a couple + adult daughter.

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Reviewed 28 August 2016

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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

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Reviewed 31 July 2016

My agent booked this for me. I figured I would sit in the front and my guide would do all the work. NO, NO NO. You and your fellow amateur are given a kayak told how it works then off we go. You start out...More

Thank William J
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KayakCapeTown, Owner at Kayak Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Thanks for the review William. It was indeed a pretty tough but exciting day out there and you did great. Hope your muscles have recovered by now :) Please tell your agent to amend their information!

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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

My ten year old daughter and I had a great trip on a Saturday morning in late July. There was a bit of wind that resulted in moderate waves but that just made it exciting for us. The kayaks are very stable and the guides...More

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KayakCapeTown, Owner at Kayak Cape Town, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Thanks Cedric, hope to see you again soon. I'll be watching out for your daughter in the Olympics in 10 years time, she is a great little paddler.

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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

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Reviewed 21 June 2016

My friends and I went kayaking on a Saturday morning and we all enjoyed our time. We got to swim to the penguins and even saw seals along the way. It wasn't the best weather out; it started raining and getting super windy, but that...More

Thank Melissa C
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

Everything is beautiful in Simon's Town, being in the water paddling around just gives a new and fantastic perspective on the Town. Seeing penguins and seals so close to you is an experience everyone should have and getting out and breathing in the fresh air...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2016

The timing, the guide, the weather, everything was just awesome. We had a wonderful experience and we had a very funny guide. It may look a bit messy at the beginning but once you get it and you find your rhythm , it will just...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2016

It was and awesome experience that everyone needs to do at least once. My wife cant swim and wont go for a cruise yet she got into the kayak and rowed feeling safe and relaxed. The guides were patient,helpful and humorous. weather was good which...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
17 November 2016|
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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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