Kayaking by the Full Moon in Cape Town

Just when you thought your stay in Cape Town self-catering accommodation couldn’t get any better, the full moon rolls around. Make the most of it with an unforgettable outing on the waters outside Simon’s Town.

Get Out on the Water

The folk of Cape Town are well-known for thinking up ingenious ways to entertain themselves as well as visitors to the area. One of the latest additions in the slew of interesting things to do is kayaking by the light of the full moon.

This is a winter activity and takes place in the late afternoon depending on when the moon is expected to show its façade over the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

The time of departure will depend on which of the several tour operators you choose for this adventure. Usually, this involves receiving an hour’s notice before setting off into the big blue.

It’s a great idea to spend the day in Simon’s Town and settle in at one of the town’s Waterfront coffee shops to await your call up.

The Details

After a brief breakdown of safety procedures, you’ll set off in a kayak at sunset for two hours of paddling bliss in the bay. There’s a good chance that dolphins and penguins will make an appearance during your trip and you could even get to see a whale or two in the distance.

From your unique vantage point, you’re guaranteed to relish in the exquisite site of moonlight dappled water with the lights of Simon’s town in the background. If conditions are less than ideal at the time of your excursion, the outing will be cancelled, and you’ll receive a full refund.

There’s a good chance you’ll be getting wet during this excursion, so come prepared. A sensible dress code includes a swimming costume, t-shirt and a warm top as well as a change of clothes.

Plan Ahead

The following dates have been set aside for this unique experience:

  • 24 October 2018
  • 21 March 2019
  • 19 April 2019
  • 18 May 2019
  • 17 June 2019
  • 16 July 2019
  • 15 August 2019
  • 14 September 2019
  • 13 October 2019

While you might have missed the kayak in 2018, be sure to book your 2019 Cape Town self catering holiday to coincide with a full moon.

Get in touch today to book your spot in Cape Town and take advantage of Cape Town’s innovative winter activities.


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