Durban Canoeing Trips

Although canoeing and kayaking seem like the same thing, the sports differ considerably.

When canoeing, the paddler either kneels at the bottom of the boat or sits on a raised seat. They use a paddle with a single blade on one end. Picture traditional dugout canoes as made by many indigenous groups around the world. But, far from being 'old world' canoeing is a competitive Olympic sport with different disciplines and classes including wildwater, sprint and marathon.

Kayaking, on the…

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Canoeing in Durban
Canoeing in Durban

Although canoeing and kayaking seem like the same thing, the sports differ considerably.

When canoeing, the paddler either kneels at the bottom of the boat or sits on a raised seat. They use a paddle with a single blade on one end. Picture traditional dugout canoes as made by many indigenous groups around the world. But, far from being 'old world' canoeing is a competitive Olympic sport with different disciplines and classes including wildwater, sprint and marathon.

Kayaking, on the other hand, sees paddlers sitting in or on the kayak, on a low seat, with their legs extended in front. A kayak paddle has two blades - one on either end - and is the most common padding form - on the sea, rivers and dams.

On your next holiday to the Durban & KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, enjoy a kayaking trip.  

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Pietermaritzburg|Durban | Canoeing - Spirit of Adventure - Canoeing Trips

Spirit of Adventure - Canoeing Trips at Shongweni Game Reserve near Durban. Looking for a more relaxed way to spend time in the outdoors, why not do some canoeing around the Shongweni Dam, our trained and tested staff will be able to take you on a guided tour around the dam, where if you are lucky enough you may be able to spot some of the wildlife around us as well as enjoy the beauty of the by...