Nukakamma Canoe Trail & Canoe Hire

Experience the beauty of the Sundays River and its abundance of birdlife on one of our four Canoe Trails. One of the trails includes a canoe trip towards the Sundays River mouth with an expert guide who gives you some insight into the history and geography of the area and its magnificent birdlife.

Another option is the well known Nukakamma Canoe Trail which is the only Green Flag Status Canoe Trail in South Africa. The journey begins at the Sundays River Adventures’ jetty aboard our 4-metre double canoes and continues for 13km along the Sundays River to your overnight accommodation.

You’ll experience the thrill and excitement on the river while looking out for the more than 200 recorded species of birds, and the sneaky mullet fish actively jumping into or over the canoes. Keep your eyes peeled for kudu, bushbuck, porcupines, Cape otters, vervet monkeys and other wildlife hiding in the bushes along the banks of the river.

Finish off your day with a well-deserved barbeque meal and a cold beverage while enjoying the view of the beautiful sunset from our deck. You’re welcome to extend your stay for a second night on the trail by canoeing to Barkley Bridge on Day 2.

Trails on offer

Trail 1 :
Start at our premises 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 like to continue paddling 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.

What to bring

Sunscreen, warm clothes, food and drinks, mosquito repellent and anything you may usually need for camping 🙂

Sundays River Tide

Click on the link below to help you plan your canoe trip.

View Sundays River Tide

  • Nukakamma Canoe Trail (per night) – R350 per person, minimum 6 people. Canoe on the Sundays River to our overnight
    accommodation and return the following morning. Bedding, transfer of luggage & self catering facilities included.
  • Nukakamma Canoe Trail Boat Trip (p.n) – R700 per person, minimum 6 people. Includes a boat trip on the Sundays River to our overnight
    accommodation and return the following morning in our vehicle. Bedding, transfer of luggage & self catering facilities included.
  • Guided Canoe Tour (3 hours) – R350 per person, our guide joins you on a canoe trip to the Sundays River Mouth sharing his great knowledge of the area.
  • Canoe hire (2 man canoes) – Half day ( 4 hours ) – R250 per canoe, Full day ( 8 hours ) – R450 per canoe

Contact Us

Tel: 071 185 6565


Trading Hours: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Mon-Sun)

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