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Stand-up paddle with the penguins

Cape Town, South Africa

Experience hosted by Matt

90 minsHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

Welcome to our secret spot nearby Cape Town! Shhhhh!

We would love to take you to view the amazing penguins from a slightly different perspective - Stand up paddling (SUP'ing). We will paddle between the giant boulders surrounded by penguins. This is a magical experience you'll never forget!

The granite boulders shelter the area from the wind and waves, making it child friendly and easy for first time paddlers to enjoy the scenery. SUP'ing is great for people with little or no ocean experience. The boards we use are very stable and the paddling motion is easy to learn.
Other things to note
The ocean can be a scary place. We will make this a comfortable and safe experience at this secret beach is which is perfect for learning to SUP.
Please check wind is light (<13km/hr) before booking.
Welcome to our secret spot nearby Cape Town! Shhhhh!

We would love to take you to view the amazing penguins from a slightly different perspective - Stand up paddling (SUP'ing). We will paddle between the giant boulders surrounded by penguins. This is a magical experience you'll never forget!

The granite boulders shelter the area from the wind and waves, making it child friendly and easy for first time paddlers to enjoy…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Water
  • Equipment
    SUP Board, Paddle & Life vest (if required)

Meet your host, Matt

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 10 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi we're Matt & Jade! I'm a professional surfer and Jade works in the field of psychology. We were both born and raised in Cape Town! We know every nook and cranny of this coastline and would love to share with you one of our hidden gems, the native penguins of South Africa.
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In partnership with World Surf League

World Surf League approved
This experience is hand-picked by the WSL, home of the world’s best surfers.


As the governing body for the sport of professional surfing, the World Surf League (WSL) oversees a global tour of men’s and women’s shortboard, longboard, big wave and development tier competitions, and has crowned annual world champions since 1976. Its members include more than 2,500 of the world’s best surfers, and millions of fans around the world. Supporting pros and beginners alike, the WSL believes that the more time we spend in the water, the better the world will be.

Where you'll be

We are going to launch from a quiet secret beach and head through the towering boulders, where we'll bump into a few black and white friends ;)

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 10 reviews.

Evgeniya
November 2019
We enjoyed our tour to penguins very much! Very beautiful point of view. And nobody falls of sup, despite it was the first time on board. Matt made everything comfortable for us. Thanks!
Ben
October 2019
We had a great time on this experience! The setting is absolutely gorgeous, the penguins are hilarious, and Matt is a fantastic host. I doubt many people know the surrounding area and ocean better than Matt. Seeing the penguins from the water is an absolute must-do. It’s amazing how graceful they are in the water, especially considering how awkward they are on land. Matt also added some mindfulness and meditation, which really made an impact on us. Definitely recommend booking this!
We had a great time on this experience! The setting is absolutely gorgeous, the penguins are hilarious, and Matt is a fantastic host. I doubt many people know the surrounding area…
Angelika
February 2019
It was a great experience. The weather conditions were a bit uncertain for our day, so Matt informed us about that well in advance and suggested us possible alternatives just in case the weather wouldn't permit a safe trip. During the trip we felt well taken care of. We feel that Matt can judge the ability of the participants very well and adjust the tour accordingly. It was a very pleasant, unique experience we would like to recommend to anyone.
It was a great experience. The weather conditions were a bit uncertain for our day, so Matt informed us about that well in advance and suggested us possible alternatives just in ca…
Brenda
December 2018
I would highly recommend Matt. He looked at the weather ahead and when he realized SUP would not work at the scheduled time because of wind he allowed me to pick a new time. He responded to messages quickly. The experience itself was excellent. You get close to the penguins and also some seals and birds. Was much better that looking at them from the crowds on the beach. It is easy to do. One of my top expiences of the trip. If you like being active, book this trip. Matt is also very nice and a good teacher.
I would highly recommend Matt. He looked at the weather ahead and when he realized SUP would not work at the scheduled time because of wind he allowed me to pick a new time. He r…
Andrea
November 2018
Definitely the best way to start the day! It was our first time SUPing but Matt gave us the perfect explanations to feel comfortable on the paddle and did not rush us at all while in the water. I went to Boulder’s beach last year to see the penguins but it was way better from the paddle, we could see more of them, from different angles and we even got the chance to see them swim very close by. Being on the water that early was also very relaxing especially the quick meditation! Matt can also recommend a lot of places to go around Cape Town - very useful for tourists.
Definitely the best way to start the day! It was our first time SUPing but Matt gave us the perfect explanations to feel comfortable on the paddle and did not rush us at all while…
Trista
October 2018
Matt and Jade were amazing hosts! This is such a great way to start the day and gives a much better view of the penguins. SUP is really easy and they made sure I was comfortable at all times. They also gave me extra tips on places to see and were lovely to chat to - I highly recommend this experience!
Matt and Jade were amazing hosts! This is such a great way to start the day and gives a much better view of the penguins. SUP is really easy and they made sure I was comfortable at…

Activity advisory

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Sun cream

Towel