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KAYAK HIRE - 1 hour - Single kayak


Activity Description

Hire a kayak and explore the Knysna Lagoon from a unique perspective.‘Take your time, stop at the beach,and catch some sunshine along the way!’ Hire a kayak in Knysna and head off to explore our pristine lagoon on your own schedule. Kayaking is great fun for the whole family, provided you can swim! For first time kayakers, don’t be nervous – the kayaks are stable and easy to manoeuvre, and you’re guaranteed to create some funny, adventurous memories. Kayak rental rates are based on a per kayak, per hour basis. No previous kayaking experience is necessary. Remember to apply sunblock before heading out, and a sunhat is a must. Life jackets and paddles are provided. Bringing along your phones or camera’s is not advised.

All activities are based at our Activity Desk at Sirocco Restaurant, Thesen Island.


ProviderKnysna Charters
Duration1 hour
WhenSeven days a week 364 days a year, our tours are however weather dependent. Morning hire is recommended as the wind is typically calmer. We are not open on Christmas Day
WhereWe are based at our Activity Desk at Sirocco Restaurant, Thesen Island, Long Street, Knysna. Directions: drive down Long Street in the direction of the Knysna Heads. Continue down Long Street, over the bridge and onto Thesen Island. At the traffic circle, keep left and park. Sirocco Restaurant is situated on the waters edge.
WeatherWeather dependant
What to WearClothing that is comfortable when you might fall in the water.
Things to BringPlease bring a hat, water, snacks, sun-tan lotion and suitable clothing. Bring a water proof plastic bag to keep valuables in the kayak compartment.
Guests or SpectatorsSpectators are welcome to wait at our offices until the return.


Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelAverage
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsKayak, life jacket and paddle.
ExclusionsDrinks and snacks are not provided on this activity, but guests are welcome to bring along their own water and refreshments (remember all refuse must be brought off the water again).


Please note: Guests are required to be at the jetty 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. We are based at our Activity Desk at Sirocco Restaurant, Thesen Island, Long Street, Knysna.

Customer Reviews

I found the organization to be good. The experience is great , although one wants to access the estuary not the canals between thesen island houses . Well done. - Brad mack

Excellent service, organised, enjoyable. - Elza MOUTON

Was a great experience! Will gladly do it again the next time we're in Knysna. - Rita van Eck

Loved it. Will definitely come again. - Dale Williams

Thank you for a wonderful afternoon on the water! My daughters and I enjoyed the SUPs and kayak by Knysna Charters on the Thesen Island canals as a healthy activity after Lockdown. Thanks for the friendly and efficient service! - Liesel Coetzer

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