One of the activities we were excited about in South Africa was kayaking with dolphins. Just like any other ‘natural’ animal encounters, it is not guaranteed any wildlife would be seen and this was the unfortunate circumstance on our trip.
The previous day, while we were hiking up Robberg, you could see a TON of dolphins below, swimming about. The next day, it just was not in our cards to see dolphins.
The experience kayaking was enjoyable, except that for the first time in her life, Debbie got sea sick. It didn’t derail our outing too much though, as we would have had to turn around soon after we did anyways. Perhaps the water was still a little rough, as our adventure was re-scheduled from the day before because of the poor conditions making it unsafe to kayak.
Even though we did not get the experience to witness dolphins up close, we are sure that we will some day. Our guide was phenomenal and was a super cool guy, making the experience worthwhile, even if we did not get the chance to see dolphins.
Kayaking is a great way to escape the crowds and get a great low-impact workout that really tests your aerobic exercise and gives you great upper body conditioning! We love how easy it is to get into a kayak and have a good time and it really is for anybody looking for an opportunity to get out and enjoy the outdoors.
We loved that kayaking gave us the ability to be closer to nature than a lot of other activities do, even though the nature we wanted to see the most was nowhere in sight. In many cases as you kayak you will be able to see sights that are only accessible to a very small percentage of people.
What was your best experience kayaking? What was your biggest disappointment?