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Snorkel kelp forest & secret Penguins

Cape Town, South Africa

Experience hosted by Kobus

2 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

We will meet in the small touristic town of Simons town at Jubilee square. From there we will go fit all the gear we will need for the snorkeling in the kelp forest. Then we will go to the private beach where we will get ready and listen to a safety briefing. After we will enter the water from the beach that's great for people that gets seasick by boat but also want to explore the ocean. Then we will start our snorkel tour between the kelp forest where u can see all kinds of underwater gems. After snorkeling, we dry off and go for a penguin walk to see the penguins in there natural habitat.
Other things to note
To book this experience u need to be reasonably fit and able to swim.
We will meet in the small touristic town of Simons town at Jubilee square. From there we will go fit all the gear we will need for the snorkeling in the kelp forest. Then we will go to the private beach where we will get ready and listen to a safety briefing. After we will enter the water from the beach that's great for people that gets seasick by boat but also want to explore the ocean. Then we will start our snorkel tour between the kelp fores…

What's included

  • Food
    A small snack in between activities
  • Drinks
    Some water to keep hydrated
  • Equipment
    All your snorkeling gear

Meet your host, Kobus

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 10 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I've been a PADI scuba diving, Skin diving, and emergency first response Instructor for 6 years. Worked and traveled in South Africa, Thailand, Mozambique, and Sri Lanka as a tour guide and scuba diving Instructor. Now I'm back in my hometown, where I enjoy showing others what I love about Cape Town's waters.

I've completed "Supporting the Safety of Women | Travelers & Hosts" seminar facilitated by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (October 5th, 2019)
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Wed, 21 Apr
$74 per person
$74 per person
Thu, 22 Apr
$74 per person
$74 per person
Fri, 23 Apr
$74 per person
$74 per person

Where you'll be

Meeting point is at Jubilee square
Rent gear at the dive shop
Private beach where we go snorkeling inbetween the kelp forest
Private Penguin walk

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 10 reviews.

Ed
March 2020
We had an awesome couple of hours exploring the Kelp forests, a truly unique place to snorkel! Kobus was great and you could clearly see his knowledge and passion for the sea. The visibility wasn't great when we snorklelled but you could tell Kobus worked hard to find us good areas of visibility. The water was cold but we didn't feel it at all, the wet suits were great! Seening the penguins away from the crowds was a really nice bonus!
We had an awesome couple of hours exploring the Kelp forests, a truly unique place to snorkel! Kobus was great and you could clearly see his knowledge and passion for the sea. Th…
Katrien
March 2020
This was really special, Kobus is a very nice guy who explained everything very well. We went to a beautiful beach where we could snorkel in crystal clear water, there were even seals that joined us! After that, we went for a short walk to see the penguins. Kobus made a lot of pictures in the water.
This was really special, Kobus is a very nice guy who explained everything very well. We went to a beautiful beach where we could snorkel in crystal clear water, there were even se…
L. Quinn
February 2020
Kobus was a great guide and my snorkeling experience was once in a lifetime. I felt like the seal was really playing and swimming with me in the bay. He pointed out wildlife in the water, I got to see some octopus!!! Everything was so beautiful and the Peguin walk at the end was such an added bonus. The water felt great and I could have stayed in there for hours! So glad I found this on Airbnb! This helped make my trip to South Africa even more memorable!!
Kobus was a great guide and my snorkeling experience was once in a lifetime. I felt like the seal was really playing and swimming with me in the bay. He pointed out wildlife in the…
Simphiwe
November 2019
Kobus is friendly and he pays careful attention that you are safe in the water . He hires out a waterproof camera and takes under water pictures of you. This is a great touch . It was my first open ocean snorkel experience and I'd definitely go back for more.
Kobus is friendly and he pays careful attention that you are safe in the water . He hires out a waterproof camera and takes under water pictures of you. This is a great touch . It…
Christian
November 2019
Kobus is really a great guy. He picked us up and was on time. We went out saw pinguins and could swim with Seals. Later on he Tool us out on a short trip to a very Special beach. We really appreciate Kobus - we had an awesome day and can recommend Kobus to anyone whos looking for a good Time.
Kobus is really a great guy. He picked us up and was on time. We went out saw pinguins and could swim with Seals. Later on he Tool us out on a short trip to a very Special beach.…
Davy
September 2019
Cool lad who takes the time to know you. Activity was adapted to my experience (beginner) and needs. Ride to Simon's Town was very helpful. Offered three alternative dates after the original date was cancelled due to Cape Town weather. Highly recommended.
Cool lad who takes the time to know you. Activity was adapted to my experience (beginner) and needs. Ride to Simon's Town was very helpful. Offered three alternative dates after th…

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Activity advisory

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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

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 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

swimwear for under the wetsuit

towel