One thing is for sure, no rapids! This 2 day, 24km trail is a relaxing river kayak along the Berg River suitable for the entire family. River kayaking opens up a whole world of exploration, and it’s an exciting way to enjoy the scenic beauty and incredible birdlife of the West Coast.
The Berg River is host to thousands of waterfowl every spring and the veld abounds in countless wild flowers during the late winter months. Many believe that in summer the mudflats and river edges support the highest diversity of waders along the Atlantic seaboard.
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The following itinerary may change to suit customized requests,
seasonally or due to circumstances beyond our control.
Five million years ago short-necked giraffe and other fascinating creatures washed down the Berg River and landed up at the West Coast Fossil Park, where you begin your journey. Enjoy a tranquil 6km afternoon paddle along the Berg River. Finish the day dining with your host at historic Kersefontein- / Doornfontein- Guest Farm on its banks.
A 12km paddle from Kersefontein Guest Farm to Doornfontein Guest Farm, where a delicious lunch awaits.
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After lunch, embark on a gentle 10km paddle from Melkplaas in and around small islands
to Bokkomlaan, disembarking at the Riviera Hotel in Velddrif to be shuttled back to where you started.
The price includes a CWCBR guide/host, a specialist river guide, canoes & paddling gear, shared accommodation in 3-4 star guesthouses, meals (1 dinners, 1 breakfasts, 2 lunches), kayaks and all transfers mentioned in the itinerary. The price excludes the travel from your home to Kersefontein and back, drinks (there is a cash bar available), local product purchases, telecommunications, laundry and any other activities not referred to in the itinerary.
The West Coast Fossil Park is situated 120km north of Cape Town, an easy one and a half hour’s drive from Cape Town along the R27. Take the N1 out of Cape Town, after some 5 km, on your left, you will see the turn off onto the R27. Drive the R27 for roughly 110km until, on your left, you will see a large Engen 1 Stop Garage.Just past the garage take the first turning to your right, which is sign-posted Langebaanweg Air Force Base. Continue down the road for approximately 8km until the road meets a T-junction. Turn left onto the R45. Some 3km down the road on your left, you will see the entrance to the West Coast Fossil Park.