The 5

Capes

An Adventure along the Southern Coast of South Africa. You will paddle around the five most famous capes of Southern Africa on a surfski led by world champions, Jasper and Dawid Mocke.

R49 500 per paddler

Space is limited to 6 persons

The Trip

Awesome paddling and much more!

You can expect this trip to be filled with much more than just paddling. 

Leaving the shores of South Africa you will have had an adventure and an experience that precious few, can lay claim to – paddling The 5 Capes, and more, with Dawid and Jasper Mocke.

Jasper & Dawid Mocke

your guides

Important details

includes

  • 11 days / 10 nights
  • Includes 10 nights accommodation
  • Includes transfers to and from the accommodation
  • Includes all food and drinks (even snacks)
  • Equipment and logistics (You’ll need to bring your paddle and paddling kit - but even that you can purchase here if you want.)
  • Expert guiding and coaching

excludes

  • Excludes flights to Cape Town and connecting flights

The location

The 5 Capes

This part of the country offers not only amazing trails and spectacular mountains and gorges just begging to be explored, but is rich in history and cultural diversity. The short distances between the capes will allow ample time for exploration.

The paddling

The 5 Capes

Leaving the shores of South Africa, you will paddle around the five most famous capes of Southern Africa, an adventure and an experience that precious few, can lay claim to.

All equipment is provided across a range of ability, from racing surfskis to the most stable – you may use whichever you feel comfortable depending on the day. Dawid and Jasper will also bring double skis that are a great way to learn skills and also paddle if conditions get tricky.

Itinerary

of your trip

Your adventure journey will start in Cape Town, one the most beautiful cities in the world.

You will spend 3 days paddling and exploring the area with Dawid and Jasper as they take you on the famous Millers Run and paddle their favourite training routes. You will climb Table Mountain, one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, visit Boulders beach, a most significant African Penguin colony and enjoy coffee at the Mocke’s favourite spots. Most importantly, you will be paddling around your first cape, the spectacular and iconic Cape of Good Hope.

You will then load up the skis for the next destination – the bottom of Africa! Based from the small coastal town of Arniston (which is a national monument and where locals still live a traditional fishing lifestyle); you will spend 2 days here, the Overberg region, famous for its immense bio-diversity. During your stay you will visit the L’Aghulas Lighthouse, housing South Africa’s lighthouse museum and enjoy a meal at the restaurant at the bottom of Africa. But before lunch you will do a landmark paddle. You will paddle around the southernmost tip of Africa – Cape Aghulas – and lay claim to have officially paddled from one ocean to another – the Atlantic to the Indian. This is your second Cape.

The adventure then takes the back roads up the coast to the Garden Route. En route you pass through Bredasdorp and visit the shipwreck museum. Your destination is the beautiful town of Knysna. After a training session on the amazing Knysna Lagoon, home to the world’s only estuarine seahorses, you will paddle through the Knysna Heads, an unforgettable experience since it is as if passing through a massive natural ocean gateway. Based in Knysna you will paddle around your third Cape – Cape Seal – the Robberg peninsula, one of South Africa’s most precious marine protected areas and headland leading to Bahia Formosa, Plettenberg bay.

It is then time to head to the Eastern Cape, well known for its down to earth and friendly locals. En route you visit the beautiful and dramatic Tsitsikamma forest, do a training session on the mesmerising Storms River and enjoy lunch beside a wild coastline, before continuing up the coast. You will be staying in the small coastal town of St. Francis, one of South Africa’s favourite ocean playgrounds and home to the highest mason structure in Southern Africa, the St Francis lighthouse. St. Francis is also near the world famous surfing break Jeffery’s Bay. After working on your wave skills at the friendly surf break of St. Francis and some technique coaching on the nearby canals, you will paddle around your fourth Cape – Cape St. Francis.

Our final stop is in Port Elizabeth to paddle around Cape Recife and ride the longest surfski wave in the world. Rides that last for minutes are common here!

 

Today, the dreaded day arrives and you will say goodbye, exhausted and full of memories and stories of your adventures.

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