Experience Midmar Dam from a different vantage, from the comfort of a kayak! As you cut gently through the water, listen for the call of the Fish Eagles! Observe the nature reserve’s wildlife, such as Black Wildebeest, Red Hartebeest, Zebras and an abundance of bird life, at close range. Enjoy the fresh midlands air and appreciate the beautiful views whilst learning more about the area and ecosystem from an experienced guide, Barend Booysen. If you are really fortunate, you may even experience the annual “Carp run’, usually mid November, when many thousands of Carp venture into the shallows for the annual spawn.
An average fitness level, and an ability to swim, are a must to enjoy this adventure. Don’t be afraid of the kayaks though, they are stable enough, even for beginners! The adventure starts at 8:30am from the banks of Midmar Dam. It is R500 per person and includes the kayaks, paddles and life jackets but excludes entry fee to Midmar Dam. We recommend you dress with a swimsuit underneath and sunscreen on top! Bring along warm clothes (the wind can be nippy!), a towel and sunglasses! Kayaking really isn’t as much fun in the rain so it’s weather permitting! Booking is essential but, the only day we don’t paddle is Sunday!