Water activity

Knysna Stand Up Paddle Board Hire

4.2 / 5

10 reviews

Activity provider:Ocean Odyssey
Water activity

Knysna Stand Up Paddle Board Hire

Activity provider:Ocean Odyssey

From US$ 12.79 per person

Stand up paddling (SUP) is a great way to have fun and keep fit at the same time. Enjoy the 10 kilometers of tranquil waterways on Thesen Island with its many private beaches. A perfect family-friendly activity.

About this activity

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Duration 1 - 2 hours
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Host or greeter
English, Afrikaans
Private group


  • Feel the warmth of the refreshing water as you take a dip in the estuary
  • Explore the wide variety of bird life found in the region
  • Paddle your way around and see the beauty of the enchanting island
  • Enjoy the peacefulness of the Thesen Island Waterways
Full description
Explore the ten kilometers of waterways on the newly developed Thesen Island and the diverse Knysna Estuary with the world’s fastest growing watersport, Stand-Up Paddling. Stand up paddling, or SUP for short, is easy, fun, and guaranteed to keep you fit whilst enjoying the spectacular scenery of our waterways & lagoon. Encounter the vast amount of birdlife that we experience all year round and the beauty of your surroundings. The calm waters of Thesen Island are ideal for beginners and the many inlets and coves are perfect for the more adventurous or experienced paddlers. Eight top quality boards and paddles are available for rent by the hour from our offices on Thesen Island. Great fun for the whole family or groups. Bring along your swimming gear and jump on your board for a fun interactive experience.

  • Leash
  • Paddles
  • Boards
  • Life jackets (compulsory to wear)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • Non-swimmers
  • People over 243 lbs (110 kg)

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Meeting point

TH22 Long St, Thesen Harbour Town, Thesen Island, Knysna

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Beginner tips
  • If this is your first Stand-Up Paddle experience, stay in the protected waters of Thesen Island. The water is calmer and boats travel at wake speed.
  • Keep hydrated
  • Don’t get dehydrated! When on the water it is recommended that you keep hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
  • What to wear!
  • Dress comfortably in a costume or shorts & a t-shirt. During the cooler winter months, you may want to bring a wet suit.
  • Don’t forget the sunblock and sunglasses!
  • Water reflects and magnifies the sun rays. Without protection you can get severely sunburned during your trip. Be sure to bring your sunglasses to protect your eyes from glare on the water.

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 10 reviews

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First of all the meet point is entirely different to where they send you on the email. Had we not of asked directions we would of ended up in totally the wrong place, about 15 mins from where we actually needed to be, so not sure why the address is totally different. The lady we eventually met was lovely. The paddle boards aren’t great and they are rotting away in some areas and didn’t feel particularly sturdy. My friend is experienced & even had to ask for a different board as it was almost more like a surf board. The island is absolutely stunning and extremely peaceful to paddle board around. The water is not appealing so don’t fall in !

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Product ID: 163590