Paddling in G Bay – video

Here is a short video of yesterday’s lazy paddle around Gordon’s Bay. Windless, hot and very beautiful. I shot it using the new GoPro Hero2 camera, tried to edit it a little but need to learn a lot and also get better video editing tools … Anyway enjoy a view of what the Cape has [...]

Green machine prowls Gordon’s Bay

The green machine

Last Sunday I took the new lime-green Skua out for its maiden paddle around Gordon’s Bay. We ducked into the old harbour, sheltered from a cloud burst under the NSRI station for a while, cruised over to Harbour Island and weaved through the marina, and then powered across gray glass to [...]

Paddling up the Steenbras

Pausing off Steenbras mouth

There isn’t actually much of the Steenbras River to paddle up, even on a kayak – only about 300 metres. Rather it’s the 13 km round-trip paddle from Gordon’s Bay harbour and the usually benign, but spectacular, rivermouth entrance that is most of the fun. On this last Sunday morning, [...]

Kayak Rooiels-Pringle Bay, Kogelberg Coast

Rooiels coast

On this crisp morning, Deon and I launched at Rooiels and paddled out to look for the first Southern Right whales of the season, but it seems it’s still too early. So we settled for a paddle down the coast to Pringle Bay and brunch.

A fairly heavy swell was running and [...]

Klein River by kayak

The Klein River and Vlei near Hermanus can apparently claim that:

at 80 km in length, the Klein River is the river with the shortest distance between its origin and its mouth in the world – 5 km as the crow flies (according to the Stanford Tourism Bureau) the bird sanctuary, that is located where [...]

Kayaking on Lake Malawi at Mumbo Island

Mumbo Island is one of the great places in Africa. Imagine a tropical island surrounded by warm, clear water and freshwater, tropical fish.


Sea kayaking in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve

On most weekends, Deon and I paddle and sail this coast, spending countless enjoyable hours.


Sea kayaking and hiking around Robberg

Plettenberg Bay: 17 & 19 December 2006: The Robberg peninsula is a nature reserve and marine protected area at the southern extremity of Plettenberg Bay,


Kayaking in the Karoo

28-29 April 2006: Deon and I decided to paddle on the Gamkaspoort Dam near Prince Albert. Great fun – but we later found out you actually require permission from the waterfiskaal to do this…

Sea kayaking from Hangklip to Gordons Bay

A 40km paddle along some of the most beautiful coastline in the Cape – Cape Hangklip to Gordons Bay. (“Hangklip” = “Hanging Rock”)


Kayaking at Kraalbaai and Langebaan

Well, it’s not quite hardcore kayaking. Sometime in 2002 I had tired of waiting for wind that sometimes never comes during twenty-nine or more years of windsurfing. Now there was an alternative.