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KAYAK HIRE - 1 hour - Double kayak


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Activity Description

Hire a kayak for 2 people and explore the Knysna Lagoon from a unique perspective.‘Take your time, stop at the beach,and catch some sunshine along the way!’ Hire a double kayak in Knysna and head off to explore our pristine lagoon on your own schedule. Kayaking is great fun for the whole family, provided you can swim! For first time kayakers, don’t be nervous – the kayaks are stable and easy to manoeuvre, and you’re guaranteed to create some funny, adventurous memories. Kayak rental rates are based on a per double kayak, per hour basis. No previous kayaking experience is necessary. Remember to apply sunblock before heading out, and a sunhat is a must. Life jackets and paddles are provided. Bringing along your phones or camera’s is not advised.

All activities are based at our Activity Desk at Thesen Island Cafe, Thesen Island Harbour Town, Knysna. Send us a Whatsapp for a location pin – +27828920469


Duration1 hour
WhenSeven days a week 364 days a year, our tours are however weather dependent. Morning hire is recommended as the wind is typically calmer. We are not open on Christmas Day.
WhereWe are based at our Activity Desk at Thesen Island Cafe, Thesen Island, Long Street, Knysna. Directions: drive down Long Street in the direction of the Knysna Heads. Continue down Long Street, over the bridge and onto Thesen Island. At the traffic circle, keep left and park. Thesen Island Cafe is situated on the waters edge.
WeatherWeather dependant
What to WearClothing that is comfortable when you might fall in the water.
Things to BringPlease bring a hat, water, snacks, sun-tan lotion and suitable clothing. Bring a water proof plastic bag to keep valuables in the kayak compartment.
Guests or SpectatorsSpectators are welcome to wait at our offices until the return.


Minimum Age3 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelAverage
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsDouble kayak, life jacket and paddle
ExclusionsDrinks and snacks are not provided on this activity, but guests are welcome to bring along their own water and refreshments (remember all refuse must be brought off the water again).


Please note: Guests are required to be at our activity desk 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. We are based at our Activity Desk at Thesen Island Cafe, Thesen Island, Long Street, Knysna.
Please honour your reservation. If you can no longer make the date and time, kindly call us to change your booking or cancel via the links in your confirmation email.

Customer Reviews

Everything was wonderful. Thank so much for all your help. - Pauline VISSER

My husband and son had a great time! - Victoria zanga

Hi There, I enjoyed it so much rowing with my teenage son through the various channels. Your son and daughter helped us and they were very helpful and are so polite. Bless them in the precious name of our saviour - Jesus Christ! Regards Jan Claassens - Jan Claassens

The service was prompt and staff were friendly. Booking online was fairly easy. We enjoyed the time on the kayak and will definitely come again. Thanks! - Renier snyman

Excellent! - MC

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