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.


ProviderGreen Corridors NPC
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

Hi, Didn't go for the Canoe it was raining the day I had booked it for and from what I read from the T&C they were supposed to call me to reschedule for another day but no one did. Customer service wise I'm disappointed and would never consider buying this groupon again. - Nosisa Phoswa

This was much fun, even though it was low tide and very windy...but was suppose to get a light lunch and a beverage too. Then when Ive ordered it they told me there is no lunch as she did not know about the booking, This was booked months in advance. But eventually the lady was kind enough to compramise and compensate for the misunderstanding and we got a sandwich and a beverage... - Lynette Dauth

A fun outing for the family but sadly the surroundings on the day were in a shocking state with very drunk people obstructing our way and lots of broken glass in the parking area from obviously a large gathering the evening before. Certainly not a safe place for young children. The café also ran out of muffins and only provided drinks. An offer of a slight refund or credit for the outstanding items would have been appreciated. On the way out, a drunk person tried to snatch my father's drink from his hand. Sadly, not somewhere we'll visit again until the safety/security/hygiene issues are sorted out. Very sad, as it has so much potential and overseas visitors would certainly enjoy the scenery. - Robyn Noble-Ashby

Good day I was sent a confirmation email but the tour was not done as there was a problem when I arrived at the green hub. I was given the option to make a booking for another day. - subashnee gounden

On Sunday the 9th October my booking was cancelled due to the poor weather. I was informed that I would be given a call later on with an alternative date. When this did not happen I emailed Green Hub to ask for an alternative date, which I got no response from. This was a Groupon voucher, which has already been redeemed by Green Hub and I have not yet had my tour. I am now receiving an email asking me to review this service, which in fact I have not yet experienced. - Melody Robinson

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