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CANOE SAFARIS

"There is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing, as simply messing about in boats"
The Wind in the Willows

Canoe safaris are an incredible way to explore new areas. Instead of driving through game parks, confined to the space of your car, why not join the flow of an ancient river to truly experience nature at a relaxed pace? No experience is necessary for the downstream drift involved in our canoe safaris, covering very doable distances on calm waters for all ages.

With safari options on both the Rio Olifants River in southern Mozambique and well as the Pongola River in Maputaland, the bushveld is teeming with life and nights are spent quietly chilling under giant starry skies. Game spotting, bird viewing, swimming and photography are major highlights on all of our canoe safaris, with the focus falling on fun more than hard paddling. Using professional guides, you are ably assisted from one tented camp to the next.

For families and groups of friends wanting a true break from the daily grind and an opportunity to reconnect, canoe safaris are a wonderful way to effortlessly reach that end. As you head downstream, the days blend into each other with the pace of the river.

Canoe safaris & tours offered on the Rio Olifantes, southern Mozambique, Pongola River - Maputaland and the Umkomaas River, KZN


  • FEATURED TRAILS

    PONGOLA RIVER TRIP
    Giant Sycamore's & Pied Kingfisher's hovering above your canoe, this canoe trip is one for the bird & fishing enthusiasts.

  • RIO OLIFANTES
    Sleep under the stars on this 4 day canoe trip in southern Mozambique. A cast for a tiger or call of the fish eagle will enchant you on your 50km journey.
             

Our Canoe Safari's:


Limpopo - Olifantes Canoe safari »

guided game trail after a day on the river

Wild Camping & Easy Paddling in Southern Mozambique

Spend three days canoeing down the Rio Olifantes in Southern Mozambique, camping wild along the river banks. A cast for tiger fish, a sighting of a hippo pod or the call of the fish eagle will enthrall you on your 50km journey downstream that will end close to the confluence of the Limpopo.

PONGOLO RIVER TRIPPING »

sundowners on the Pongola River

Ancient Figs and Fighting Tigers

Watch the river bottom slip seamlessly by as you glide downstream the Pongola River. With water as clear and smooth as molten glass, giant Sycamore Figs and white sandbanks we would forgive you for thinking yourself Kurtz on a pioneer adventure.The inflatable boats have comfortable backrests, so take out your binoc's and float on by.


TUGELA RAFTING ADVENTURES »

6-man raft coming down the Tugela River

Paddling in Untamed Gorges - KZN

The upper Tugela is well known for its white water & multi-day rafting adventures can be arranged on special request. This river offers spectacular scenery, fascinating Boer War history, serious white water and enough adventure material to keep the adrenalin pumping for a good while!

UMKOMAAS WHITE WATER »

Umkomaas rafting

Taming the Umko, Umkomaas Valley

The Mkomazi River boasts Grade 3 rapids, which step-up to Grade 4 if there's been sufficient rain. The section from Hella Hella to Number 8 is regarded as the biggest traversable Whitewater south of the Zambezi. Jjust 1hr from Durban and 30-min from PMB, a rafting trip on the Umko makes a great corporate teambuild or day-trip adventure.