Unforgettable Orange River & Vanderkloof Dam kayaking trips with Adventure Kayaking!

Adventure Kayaking

As the name suggests, Adventure Kayaking, in Vanderkloof, is a must for families, friends and other groups, looking to enjoy serious or casual kayaking on the majestic Orange River and the tranquil Vanderkloof Dam.

With clean, clear waters, the Orange River is the longest river is South Africa while the scenic Vanderkloof Dam is the second largest dam in South Africa.

Don’t worry; you and your loved ones will be in good hands. Adventure Kayaking is run by the owner and experienced paddler, Gavin Myburgh, and his wife Lorna – herself a gold medallist paddler.

“Between the two of us we have achieved a lot of medals including Gold, silver and bronze. In our spare time we spend days on the dam and river or camping in the bush,” explains Lorna. 

“We love what we do and enjoy meeting people who come on our trips often making good friendships. We keep our trips small so we can give you our undivided attention and make your trip an adventure you will never forget.”

Needless to say, their unforgettable river and dam trips make them ideal activity for those wanting to avoid crowded places.

Indeed, many of their previous guests had many wonderful things to say about Adventure Kayaking and their service excellence.

Adventure Kayaking

Adventure Kayaking offerings

There is plenty to choose from in terms of fun adventures. Join them on a 5-Day Orange River Trip that you will never forget. With this option, you will spend two days at their campsite and three days on the river – mastering the white water rapids!

Looking for something friendlier? Their 5-Day Dam Trip offers a similar itinerary, but instead of the Orange River, you will spend three days exploring the Vanderkloof Dam. It’s designed to be a relaxed, family-friendly option suited for bird-watching, photography and fishing.

Those not keen on sleeping out at a campsite can opt for the 3-Day River Lodge Tripswhich you can enjoyfrom the comfort of a 5-Star lodge. With this option, you can go on game drives as well as kayaking and fishing on the river.

Their equally popular 1-Day Orange River Trip option is designed for those not intending to spend a few days in Vanderkloof. The 1-day trips are also ideal for corporates looking for ways to liven up their teambuilding outings.

You can make your online bookings HERE.

Reviews from previous guests

“We went on an Kayak adventure with Gavin Myburgh and team down the Orange river, it was beautiful, safe very well organized and has given us tons of memories to share and talk about for a long time. We will be doing this again,” wrote Adele MacLeod on their Facebook page.

Tom Borrill wrote; “A must for serious and casual kayaking. Owner Gavin Myburgh, experienced paddler  assisted by his charming wife Lorna, herself a gold medalist paddler, run a tight ship of various duration river and dam trips. Well prepared and provisioned. A must experience for all.”

“We had an absolute wonderful fun filled day kayaking. Everything about the trip was great. Highly recommend!” said Anita Snyman.

Adventure Kayaking is located at Striata St, Van Der Kloof, Vanderkloof. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 83 625 3094 | +27 (0) 82 454 0112; email gavin@adventurekayaking.co.za | lorna@adventurekayaking.co.za or visit them online at adventurekayaking.co.za today. Follow them on Facebook HERE.


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