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uMngeni - Canoeing - Guided


Activity Description

We offer canoeing around Durban at uMngeni Adventures (Blue Lagoon, Durban), where you can paddle up the river to Conought Bridge and down towards the river mouth.
On the guided tour; our experienced guides will take you out and give you an insight into the river’s exciting bird life, flora and history of the estuary. Along the way, you will be able to spot Cormorants, Egyptian Goose or Grey Herons amongst others. uMngeni River is famous for its beautiful estuary, where the river’s freshwater joins the salty sea water, creating the perfect environment for a huge mangrove population with their unique purpose in the ecosystem. You will also learn about the river’s interesting history of being diverted from its original stream through Durban Harbour to Blue Lagoon.

Our canoeing tours are a safe activity for people of all ages with guaranteed fun and a new experience of the city of Durban. Ideal for families looking for fun things to do and canoeing in Durban.


Duration1 hour
WhenAll year round
WhereBlue Lagoon
WeatherRecommended to not go out in rainy weather
What to WearComfortable clothes
Things to BringSunscreen, binoculars, towel, extra clothes in case you get wet
Guests or SpectatorsGuests can enjoy sightseeing in river


Minimum Age7 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsGuide, equipment
ExclusionsFood and Beverages


Please refer to the tide chart before confirming your booking online, by visiting the following website:

Enjoy scenery along the uMgeni River.

Customer Reviews

all loved it and such friendly helpful people on staff - Kara Laurenzi

Your guide is very knowledgeable with wildlife on the river & answered all our questions. Was a thoroughly enjoyable experience & I will definitely come again. - Kim van Voorst

We had such an amazing, informative trip with Mlu. I will certainly recommend you to friends and family. - Zodwa

Great opportunity to be outdoors and experience a part of Durban that often goes amiss. We learned a lot and will definitely return. - Maria Bronzin

It was amazing. The staff were brilliant and friendly and entertaining. Our guide Thami was excellent. I will definitely recommend it to all my contacts and I'll be back again soon. - Keshni Chetty

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