This is Africa

Iconic paddling adventures, offered in style, by world class guides.

Iconic Trips

in southern africa

We’re adventurous. Paddling in Africa will stretch you. Allow us to take you places you never dreamed of going yourself.

From The 5 Capes along the East Coast of South Africa to the beautiful shorelines of Mozambique. Paddle Africa promises to take you on some of the most iconic paddling adventures you’ve ever been on!


Iconic Events

in southern africa

South Africa is home to some of the most iconic events on earth. Its isolation as a result of Apartheid resulted in sanctions on athletes traveling abroad to compete.

This led to the creation of some of the toughest and most iconic events in the world. Events like the Dusi, Berg and Fish River Canoe marathons and surfski races like the Cape Point Challenge and The Challenge (Port Elizabeth to East London) created legends. What these events have in common is that they are all tough to complete for a variety of reasons. They are either long, have tough conditions or are super technical, or all of those. Glory in these truly South African events has meant more to athletes than accolades abroad and internationals have flocked here to prove their worth.

Dreaming of doing one of these events? We’ll make it happen.

The hard work has been done. Our team has done these events over and again. From travel logistics to equipment selection, route knowledge and training. We know what to do. Whether you’d like to race individually or do it in a double for fun, its possible.




Individual coaching will accelerate your progress to the next level. Whether you would like to become more comfortable in certain conditions or better your downwind time, we can help.

Paddle Africa founder, multiple world champion and physiotherapist, Jasper Mocke will help you to achieve your best. Sessions are one on one and based from Fish Hoek, depending on conditions. There is no time limit on completing the sessions but one per week achieves the best results. We’ll set some basic goals and work toward them together.


R 3000 for 5 individual coaching sessions ± 1hr30 each.
  • Technique in depth
  • Rough water paddling and introductory downwind principals
  • Advanced downwind coaching
  • Fitness and training methods
  • A Miller's Run in a double or side by side
  • Equipment choice and setup
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Experience a world first!

Two legendary online surfski courses, Masters of Surfski and Downwind Pro.

The lessons are presented through a whole lot of short videos that are easy to watch and learn from and super fun watching. The lessons and footage are next level!

Jasper Mocke

your guide

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Paddle Africa is a company inspired by adventure and shared experiences.

We’ve spent hundreds of hours staring at the coastline of Africa, whether from the seat of a plane or Google earth, dreaming and designing iconic adventures. Our dream is to take you paddling in places you would never get to by yourself. And we’ll do it in style with like minded people, led by world class guides.

Founded by Jasper Mocke, multiple world champion and adventure enthusiast. With his brother Dawid and their team of guides, they started by taking paddlers around the five most famous cape’s of the Southern African coast and world renowned downwind coaching courses in Cape Town, the Downwind Camps.

For now, we are running all of our trips on surfski’s. Find out more about these kayaks here.



Get in touch with us to find out more about our trips, events and courses!