Canoeing on Goukamma River


Guests are picked up at their place of accommodation or a prearranged meeting point and transported by car to the GoukammaGoukamma canoeing river just outside Knysna where they will be taken on a guided canoe trip of the Goukamma river, stable canoes, double oars and life jackets are provided. There is a choice of a single canoe or a double canoe for those who wish to paddle the river together.

The canoe trip is about 7km long, halfway through we stop on the bank of the river and have a picnic and enjoy light refreshments hereafter we start the return trip. The birdlife is prolific on the river; there is a good chance of spotting an African fish eagle or two. This is a peaceful experience on a wide meandering river that has not being spoilt by housing and development.

We pass by some of the highest vegetated fossilized dunes in South Africa. Once the canoeing is over the guests are transported back into Knysna either to their place of accommodation or to a prearrange point.

This half day tours depart every day at 09:00h and 14:00h.



Experiencing the gentle unspoilt Goukamma river, goukamma is a khoikhoi word meaning fat water.
Enjoy a picnic in the warm South African sunshine.
Experience a bird lover’s paradise.


Guests are picked up at their place of accommodation or a prearranged meeting point

Goukamma canoeing

A good high factor sunscreen, a sunhat, clothes you do not mind getting slightly wet as water does run off the paddle and may drip on your clothes, a bathing costume and towel in case you are tempted to swim.


Transport from your place of accommodation and back, canoes, life jackets, conservation fee and light refreshments are provided.


Pricing – choose your preferred currency prior to booking

Limited time offer

13+ years of age: 37 EUR
Until 12 years of age: 31 EUR

Cancel Policy

Outdoor activities are weather bound, if the weather is too poor to perform an activity either we can try to reschedule your tour or give a full refund.
A minimum of 1 week cancellation is required for 100% refund. Cancellation within a week will not receive any refund as the Tour Operator would have booked the day and made preparations for it.

Goukamma canoeing
Goukamma canoeing
Goukamma canoeing
Goukamma canoeing
Goukamma canoeing

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 3 reviews
January 7, 2017

We were looking for a relaxing insider tour in the wilderness and this one was just perfect. Rene was a great guide. Thanks so much!

March 19, 2017

A great trip in nature! Absolutely enjoyed it.

April 23, 2017

Pure nature. Amazing!

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