Nukakamma canoe trail boat trip
Nukakamma meaning “grassy water”, is the Khoisan name for Sundays River because of its verdant grassy banks. Nukakamma Canoe Trail is a much sought after two day flat-water trail along the Sundays River, which is situated some 40kms from Port Elizabeth (a mere half hour’s drive). The Nukakamma Canoe Trail is the only Green Flag Status Canoe Trail in South Africa.
The journey begins aboard our our boat with a 13km trip along the Sundays River from our premises to your overnight accommodation and return in our vehicle the following day. We can accommodate a maximum of 12 people on a trail and the trails can be extended to 2 nights at a discounted rate. For safety reasons we do not allow less than 6 people on the trail at any one time.
The river is on average about 2m deep at high tide except at the mouth where it is much shallower. Depending on weather conditions, the journey can take anything from 3 to 5 hours, according to the tide and the wind.
The accommodation is an overnight two-roomed log cabin with two three-tiered wooden bunk-beds, fitted with foam rubber mattresses. It also has a covered barbecue area and is equipped with two picnic tables and some braai utensils.
Experience the thrill and excitement of the area with the bird life ranging to approximately 210 recorded species and watching out for Mullet fish actively jumping into or over the canoes. Keep your eyes peeled for Kudu, Bushbuck, Porcupine, Cape Otter, Vervet Monkeys and other wildlife in the bush across the river. Finally, finish your day off by enjoying a barbeque with the view of a spectacular sunset.
Trails on offer:
Trail 1 : Start at our premise and travel 13 km to the overnight accommodation and 13 km back the following day. Total of 26 km’s.
Trail 2 : Start at our premises and head towards the sea for 3,5 km’s and see the beautiful Alexandria dune fields, then back the 3,5kms
to your starting point. From there head towards the overnight accommodation. Total of 33 km’s.
Trail 3 : If you arrive early at your overnight accommodation and would still likcontinue rowing then carry on another 7 km’s to the Barkley
Bridge and back another 7 km’s to the the overnight accommodation. Total over 47 km’s.
Duration: 120 minutes
When: All year round, 7 days a week
Where: Please arrive at our local restaurant A Taste of Africa, 33°41’28.1″S 25°49’35.0″E, next to the Colchester KWIKSPAR, at least 30 minutes before the starting time of your activity so you can sign in and we can get the activity started on time. Please take note our location is about 40 km outside of Port Elizabeth on the N2 towards Grahamstown. We are situated about 5km from the South Entrance of the Addo Elephant national Park. If you need help with locating us please give us a call on +27 (71) 185 6565 / +27 (72) 088 2480
Weather: This service is not available in strong wind conditions. Please see our Terms & Conditions for cancellation policy.
What to Wear: Comfortable clothing to canoe in and warm clothing for when you are finished canoeing.
Things to Bring: Sunscreen, towels, warm clothes, food and drinks in cooler boxes, mosquito repellent, wood, blitz, charcoal, 5litre waters, and anything you may usually need for camping
Guests or Spectators: We charge for a minimum of 6 people so if you are less than 6 guests, you will be charged for 6 people.
Minimum Age: 4 years
Minimum Height: 0.0 m
Maximum Height: 0.0 m
Fitness Level: No Fitness Requirement
Qualifications: Not Applicable
Maximum Weight: 0.0 kg
Certification: None Required
Experience Level: No Experience Requirement
Inclusions and Exclusions
Inclusions: Boat trip to the accommodation, life jackets, overnight accommodation with bedding, self catering facilities, such as crockery and cutlery, and delivery of your luggage to and from the accommodation.
Exclusions: No food or drinks are provided
To bring with: Sunscreen, warm clothes, food and drinks in cooler boxes, mosquito repellent, wood, blitz, charcoal, 5litre waters, and anything you may usually need for camping.