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Chapman’s Peak Paddle - Hout Bay

Hout Bay

Activity Description

The inaccessible coastline around Chapman’s Peak is arguably the most scenic in Cape Town and we get to explore it
by kayak! You’ll spot hidden beaches and caves and the water is often so clear you can see right to the bottom! This is an in and out paddle as we don’t have many places to land but it offers the most spectacular views of the bay looking over the Sentinel.

Our kayak trips are suited to all skill levels and we have purchased locally designed and manufactured double sit on top kayaks from Vagabond kayaks. These are super stable, comfortable and fast kayaks with ample room for storage. We have developed three routes around the peninsular so if conditions are not suitable, we can often offer an alternative route.

Minimum group size is 4 guests for the activity to go ahead. If the amount is not reached, we will contact you to reschedule.
Children aged 8 and over are welcome


Duration2 hours
WhenAll year round
WhereChapman's Peak. Here are the GPS co-ordinates for your convenience: 34°02'51.4"S 18°21'39.1"E
WeatherWeather dependent service - we will check the weather and confirm 24 hours in advance.
What to WearSwimming costume, shorts and a t-short or shirt. Peak cap. A light windbreaker is recommended.
Things to BringWater bottle Towel and change of clothes for after paddling Sunscreen
Guests or SpectatorsOnly paying Guests allowed on the trip


Minimum Age8 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelAverage
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight110.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


Kayak, paddle and PFD (‘lifejacket’)
Qualified Guide

ExclusionsPersonal gear


Minimum group size is 4 guests for the activity to go ahead. If the amount is not reached, we will contact you to reschedule.
Your guide will meet you at the beach or slipway (directions will be sent to you). You’ll don your PFD and receive a safety briefing before setting off for 2 hours on the water. You’ll finish back at the same spot.
Children aged 8 and over are welcome

Customer Reviews

It was very memorable and the scenery was spectacular. It was not an easy paddle for a non regular canoeing in that the kayak has no real back support, so posture while paddling out into the waves is difficult. We adjusted the footrest while on the water which helped a bit. The guide was helpful & humorous. I would recommend it to social paddlers as a challenge to take on. - Steve

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