• Cost: R1900 per person

  • Duration: 2 Days; 8.5km swim/paddle and a 4.5km hike per day
  • Minimum Pax: 24 People
  • Mobility: Not wheelchair accessible but we welcome disabled swimmers

  • Inclusions: Lunch and snacks provided on day 1 following the swim, A veggie potjie to share will be provided for dinner and coffee and vetkoek for breakfast.
  • Operates: February 2024
  • Accommodation: included

Swim Adventures offers a unique opportunity for 24 persons to swim/ paddle the 8.5km length of the pristine Kleinemonde West River from its mouth to its furthest navigable point. Following this there is a 4.5km game walk to the rustic yet stunning, Kleinemonde Adventure Lodge situated in the heart of the Nyala Game Reserve. After overnighting at the lodge you do the reverse the next day.

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The Kleinemonde West River has been closed to the sea for some years. The swim is non tidal and aside from a variety of fish there are no dangerous predators. The eco system is diverse with a rich variety of birds and wildlife. On the game walk you can expect to see Giraffe, Zebra, Bushbuck, Nyala and various other species of game and wildlife.

Accommodation at Kleinemonde Adventure Lodge is in two large dormitory style cabins with bunk beds. A male and a Female cabin. There is water but no electricity at the lodge. Showers are private and outdoors and toilets are non-flush.

Meals are self-catered.  Braai grids, a gas stove, kettle, braai tongs, braai wood, cutlery and crockery, jaffle irons, braai spices, toilet paper, tea, coffee, milk and rusks are provided. Breakfast will also be provided before the return departure on Sunday.

Swimmers/paddlers will be paired, two people per canoe. A guide/safety padder will lead the excursion and a motorised safety boat will sweep behind. Gardmed will be on standby.

All kit, food, sleeping bags etc will be transported to Kleinemonde Lodge and will be there when you arrive. It will again be collected on Sunday morning and transported back to the river mouth.

What to bring on the canoe:

  • Dry bag containing your walking gear
  • A swim buoy
  • Hydration and sustenance for the Paddle, Swim & Hike
  • Swim kit
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent

For transportation to the lodge:

  • Warm clothes
  • Sleeping bag
  • Torch
  • Power Bank (to charge phones)
  • Food for lunch and Saturday evening Braai
  • Beverages

*Please ensure that you have sufficient hydration and food for the day two return adventure.

We provide snacks on arrival, a vegetable potjie pot to share and rooster koek and coffee for breakfast in the morning.

*Numbers are limited to enhance safety and to reduce the impact on the local environment.

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