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Covid impacts on Supplies (14/6/2021)
Choosing a PaddleYak Kayak (15/2/2021)
How to choose a kayak. (15/2/2021)
Spend and spend now! (6/2/2021)
February is kayak month. (6/2/2021)
Hooray, the beaches are open for kayaking again! (1/2/2021)
Cape and Garden Route Adventure Tour (1/2/2021)
Adventure Tour Business Opportunity. (28/1/2021)
Real Cape Kayak Adventures (14/1/2021)
Kayak into 2021! (30/12/2020)
Galithea Excellence Award for Kayak Company (30/12/2020)
Cheap plastic kayaks dumped on the world? (23/12/2020)
Some SA Beaches closed. Be responsible. (22/12/2020)
Order your PaddleYak Viva! Surfski Now! (15/12/2020)
Have Kayak, beat Covid (15/12/2020)
The sensational PY TravelYak Split story. (22/11/2020)
REAL CAPE KAYAK ADVENTURES (22/11/2020)
Five weeks to Christmas! (22/11/2020)
Kayak Launching Step (22/11/2020)
Use it, or lose it 3. (22/10/2020)
Use it, or lose it 2. (22/10/2020)
Use it, or lose it! Partners please note! (22/10/2020)
Ten Weeks to Christmas 2020!  (20/10/2020)
Real Cape Kayak Adventures. (15/10/2020)
Trade in your used PaddleYak Kayak. (15/10/2020)
PaddleYak Kayaks in Cape Town (7/10/2020)
PaddleYak Kayaks - New and Used (7/10/2020)
PaddleYak Kayaks in 2020-2021. (3/10/2020)
Kayak the Cape with REAL CAPE ADVENTURES cc (19/9/2020)
Buy South African Kayaks in South Africa. (29/8/2020)
Pre-Ordering the PY TravelYak Split. (29/8/2020)
Sensational Sectional Kayak from PaddleYak (29/8/2020)
25 Year Celebration - Specials from PaddleYak (3/8/2020)
New Website for PaddleYak and RCA Kayaking. (3/8/2020)
Book your PY TavelYak Split Kayak now! (3/8/2020)
Guided Sea-Kayak Trips and Tours Re-open. (3/8/2020)
PaddleYak Update. July 2020. (13/7/2020)

 

Covid impacts on Supplies - 14  June 2021

Manufacturers, including producers of kayaks, are feeling the pinch of Covid as supplies begin to arrive late, or not at all. Lockdowns and protocols have impacted on transport and shipping, interfering with world trade as never before this decade. Not only are companies under pressure due to the illness itself and the absence of employees, essential materials and fittings are running short. The unexpected blocking of the Suez Canal, the lifeblood of sea trade, did not help. Shipping is struggling to meet demands as it itself is under pressure. Just today saw the first demonstrations of locals against passenger ships arriving in Venice for the first time since the first lockdowns. That life, including tourism and commerce, will never be the same again post-Covid is sinking into the most stubborn of mindsets. Morning commuters blocking the world's freeways for the better half of the last century and most of this one may well become a rare sight in future, whether governments regulate it or not. People will simply choose more responsibly in future. Local producers of kayaks, like PaddleYak Sea Kayak Productions may have been taken by surprise by the spin-off from the Covid Pandemic, with demand rising exponentially, as a result of the increase in local travel and exploration. This augers well for stronger local industries, the logical outcome of a pandemic rocking the world like nothing since the Second World War. Consumers can now look forward to obtaining craft locally and forming special bonds with manufacturers who, like PaddleYak Sea Kayaks, continued supplying their craft throughout the pandemic. When at its height and with its premises locked down, PaddleYak took its craft to its workers' homes where they could continue to work to see the first wave out. After that it moved its premises closer to them to minimise commuting. So, whilst still facing supply challenges, manufacturers are beginning to show innovative changes which may be laying the foundation for new ways of production in future. PaddleYak Sea Kayaks are in the midst of these changes and holding its own. Craft expected to be launched in 2021 include the PY TravelYak Split, the world's first split sit-on sea kayak with nesting parts which effectively reduce the volume for easier travel and portaging, a new recreational surfski, the PY Viva!, a fast, top-end racing and training surfsk, the PY Elegance and a new, compact touring sit-on double, the PY Gypsy Duo, to complement its successful PY Gypsy single. Both these craft will feature PaddleYak's innovative hybrid concept, providing the option of either having the caft as a sit-on, or as a hybrid sit-on/sit-in. To obtain your new kayak, look no further than PaddleYak Kayaks, It pioneered local sea kayak production in the 1990's and it's still forging the way. Order your PaddleYak today. Add a touch of class. Ph +27 (0)825562520 or email info@seakayak.co.za . Its as simple as that.

Choosing a PaddleYak Kayak - 15  February 2021

PaddleYak is SA’s premier recreational kayak brand and offers a comprehensive range of craft to choose from. All the craft are laminated by hand in top-of-the-range fiberglass for best variety in design, versatility, weight, performance and longevity. Here is a quick summary for your convenience:
SINGLE SEA KAYAKS: -
PY Darter: Compact, fun sit-on kayak for everyday meandering (for paddlers up to 90kgs).
PY Solo: Medium-size, sea-worthy and general purpose sit-on sea kayak (for medium to extra large paddlers),
PY Gypsy: Medium size, sit-on sea kayak, streamlined for faster cruising. Has hybrid option.
PY Swift: Medium to Large, sit-on sea kayak for touring, etc. World’s first hybrid sit-on/sit-in kayak.
PY Fusion: Larger sit-on sea kayak, streamlined for speed and adventures. Has hybrid option.
PY Explorer: Large, traditional sit-in sea kayak for space and comfort.
DOUBLE SEA KAYAKS:
PY Gypsy Duo: Compact sit-on double for easy cruising. Hybrid option.
PY Tango Double: Medium and stable sit-on double. Sea-worthy.
PY Swift Double: Medium sit-on double for adventures. Hybrid option
SURFSKIS:
PY Elegance. Very fast ocean racing surfski for small to medium-sized paddlers up to 90kgs.
PY Pro-X. Fast ocean racing racing surfski for larger paddlers.
FISHINGKAYAKS:
PY Kingfisher: Sturdy, sea-worthy workhorse. Various configurations
SECTIONAL CRAFT:
PY TravelYak Split. World’s first sit-on, sectional craft with nested parts. Great for traveling, transporting and storing. The future now! Get your order in for the launch early 2021. Twelve years in development and five prototypes paddled and tested in various locations around the world.

To discuss or order your PaddleYak Kayak: Phone 0825562520, or email info@seakayak.co.za today.

How to choose a kayak. - 15  February 2021

To choose a kayak which will suit you best, ask:
1. What is my experience level? Novice, Average, Advanced, Veteran?
2. What is my physical ability? Negligible, Average, Good, Excellent.
3. What will I use it for? Relaxation (including surfing, diving and fishing), Exercise, Touring, Racing, Adventures?
4. Where will I use it mostly? Dam, Lake, River, Estuary, Beach, Open Ocean?
5. Your weight and size? Small , Medium, Large, Extra Large?
6. How will I transport, portage and store it?
7. Do I want to support local producers of handmade craft, or will I settle for imported budget, plastic craft?
Kayaks, canoes and other paddling craft vary considerably in respect of their capacities. Don’t just settle for any craft with a paddle. Ask yourself these questions and get the craft you need. See the list of PaddleYak Kayaks in the PaddleYak News Section or at www.paddleyak.co.za to get a summary of what this leading brand has to offer.
For more Question, or to Order your PaddleYak Kayak, ph 0825562520 or email info@seakayak.co.za today.

Spend and spend now! - 6  February 2021

Businesses in capitalist societies depend entirely on spending by consumers. And that's not counting spending on essentials like food, housing, transport and policies. Past calls to citizens to save ring hollow when compared to governments spending billions in tax money to maintain their economies. Take a page out of their books; spend to get a life and to prosper. Indeed, by saving you may end up only contributing to the state's coffers. Make sure you spend your hard-earned funds on items such as kayaks before it all goes to policies, bonds and taxes. By supporting local business enterprises you will help to grow the free market upon which democratic societies depend. Order your PaddleYak Kayak today. Ph 0825562520 or email info@seakayak.co.za .

February is kayak month. - 6  February 2021


Opening of the beaches in South Africa in February has enabled coastal communities and paddlers in particular to make the most of what's left of the summer of 2020/2021. It's the best summer month in Southern Africa with mild weather, open, blue skies and warm, clear oceans, the perpetual southerly trades backing off. Those on holiday, traveling, or who stay along the coast, can now get out there and make up for lost time when the beaches were locked down over the Christmas period. Those who were expecting to order their new PaddleYak Kayaks over the festive season can do so now and start their season, knowing that autumn is great along the Southern Africa coast too, taking one right through to the end of June, sometimes even into late July. August till October are the blustery, rainy and wintry months, November heralds in Spring and it starts warming up again in December and January, giving the best month of February. Order you PaddleYak Kayak now. Twenty models to choose from. All built on order by hand in fibreglass, the most sought-after material for top-of-the-range kayaks, boats and yachts. Order now. Ph 0825562520. Email info@seakayak.co.za .

Hooray, the beaches are open for kayaking again! - 1  February 2021

It has just been announced that Covid restrictions have been eased and all beaches and water sports will be back to normal from Tuesday 2 February 2021. South Africa's coastal population has a unique ocean culture and the recent lockdown which included restricted access to beaches strained them to breaking point, the first demonstrations breaking out around the coast on Sunday 31 January. So much can be tolerated in the name of fighting the pandemic, but in the end those with salt in their veins must return to their beloved ocean and rolling surf. PaddleYak Kayaks share in the celebration and is offering a flat 5% discount on any of its sought-after sea kayaks ordered this week, 3 to 10 February 2021. To order, phone 0825562520 or email info@seakayak.co.za or see www.paddleyak.co.za .

Cape and Garden Route Adventure Tour - 1  February 2021

The South African tour run by the quintessential eco-adventure tour company of South Africa, Real Cape Kayak Adventures, now offers an optional two week extension to their daily and two day kayak tours to include a week in Cape Town, the world's most beautiful city and a week in the Garden Route, based in Plettenberg Bay, recently voted Africa's most prestigious and popular nature and beach destination. Kayaking is the main focus but there is a good balance between it and also experiencing the best of what these areas have to offer, including optional shark cage diving, game drives, etc. Move over Knysna and Storms River; Plettenberg Bay is the true centre of the Garden Route and the jewel in the crown of the Tsitsikama coast, offering kayaking on the Indian Ocean, the Plettenberg Bay lagoon and the most stunning natural phenomenon in South Africa, the Keurbooms Gorge, best experienced by kayak. The Loots family has spent most of their lives in the Cape and Plettenberg Bay, which takes their tours and the experiences they offer to another level. Dont miss what they offer, it's the real thing. For more information, contact REAL CAPE KAYAK ADVENTURES at info@seakayak.co.za or ph 0825562520. REAL CAPE KAYAK ADVENTURES are run by REAL CAPE ADVENTURES cc, South Africa's pioneering sea kayak company dating back to 1994.

Adventure Tour Business Opportunity. - 28  January 2021

Persons interested in partnering with or setting up an independent Marine Adventure Tour Business in South Africa and beyond are invited to contact REAL CAPE KAYAK ADVENTURES cc at 0825562520 or email johan@mweb.co.za today. The company is a pioneer in eco-adventure tourism and provides turn-key and mentored business opportunities in the industry. Ideal for experienced businesses looking at extending, or changing, their focusses, as well as for beginners setting out. We provide all that will be needed to start and run your own tourism company in the adventure tourism sector. Call or email us today.

Real Cape Kayak Adventures - 14  January 2021

REAL CAPE KAYAK ADVENTURES have been run by REAL CAPE ADVENTURES cc since 1994, becoming registered as a Closed Corporation in 1995. The kayak company obtained a permit from the City of Cape Town to run commercial sea kayak tours off all Cape Beaches and a permit from the Road Transportation Board to run an adventure tour bus in a 1000km radius throughout the Western Cape. Over the last twenty-five years it has run kayak tours throughout the Cape Peninsula, including in places such as Three Anchor Bay, Hout Bay and Simonstown, eventually setting up permanent operations in Hout Bay, Simonstown and Plettenberg Bay, as well as further afield in places such as St Helena Bay and Mossel Bay, later expanding operations to Mozambique and Madagascar, amongst others. To book and join in any Cape Kayak Adventures, phone 08255622520, or email email info@seakayak.co.za or see www.realcape.co.za. Be sure you deal with the original sea kayak company REAL CAPE ADVENTURES cc of Johan and Teresa Loots offering Real Cape Kayak Adventures in South Africa and beyond.

Kayak into 2021! - 30  December 2020

PaddleYak Sea Kayaks and REAL CAPE KAYAK ADVENTURES wish all the very best for 2021. Make it the best year yet with a kayak!
Contact us at +27 (0)825562520 or email at info@seakayak.co.za or see www.seakayak.co.za .

Galithea Excellence Award for Kayak Company - 30  December 2020

KayakenCamino, the first sea kayak company to operate along the world-famous Camino de Santiago was honoured by an Excellence Award in the Province of Galithea, Spain, at the end of 2019, the award ceremony taking place at the end of 2020. The proud owners and operators par excellence Carlos and Retha Blanco-Lopez dedicated their award to those who contributed to the success of their venture, brainchild of Johan and Teresa Loots of REAL CAPE KAYAK ADVENTURES in South Africa who originally scouted the route and identified the possibilities and whose production company provides the PaddleYak Kayaks used on the week-long tour. Those doing the famous Camino hiking trail can now also paddle a section of the route, from O Grove to Padron, re-joining the pilgrims on the last day's walk into Santiago de Compestela to the ancient Cathedral, carrying their paddles. The tours are run from June to September each year and was even run during 2020, proving its popularity and the tenacity of the the operators. The Spanish-based company is reciprocating their South African connection by now also offering tours to South Africa which includes the two-day Cape Kayak Camino set up in Plettenberg Bay by the the resourceful Loots family and Real Cape Kayak Adventures to complement the successful Blanco-Lopez operation in Spain. The South African tour run by Real Cape Adventures now also offers an optional two week extension to include a week in Cape Town, the world's most beautiful city and a week in the Garden Route, based in Plettenberg Bay, recently voted Africa's most prestigious and popular nature and beach destination. Kayaking is the main focus but there is a good balance between it and also experiencing the best of what these areas have to offer, including optional shark cage diving, game drives, etc. Move over Knysna and Storms River; Plettenberg Bay is the true centre of the Garden Route and the jewel in the crown of the Tsitsikama coast, offering kayaking on the Indian Ocean, the Plettenberg Bay lagoon and the most stunning natural phenomenon in South Africa, the Keurbooms Gorge, best experienced by kayak. The Loots family has spent most of their lives in the Cape and Plettenberg Bay, which takes their tours and the experiences they offer to another level. Dont miss what they offer, it's the real thing. For more information, contact REAL CAPE KAYAK ADVENTURES at info@seakayak.co.za or ph 0825562520.

Cheap plastic kayaks dumped on the world? - 23  December 2020

Consumers are being swamped by offers of plastic "kayaks" from the East. It would appear that these can be produced faster than people who want to paddle can be born. Like the number of fishing-rods beginning to match the number of fish left in the oceans, there may soon be more plastic paddling craft in the world than paddlers. Once sea-kayaks were a rarity. Now, what are being sold as "kayaks", but which are really just plastic paddling toys, are being supplied by many retailers, most without a clue about the sport and art of sea-kayaking. Buyers must become far more discerning and ask; Am I in need of a real kayak, or a toy? Do I wish to consume more plastic? What happens to plastic products when they're done? They become recycled at best and at worst plastic particles which pollute the oceans and life in it. In the time of Covid it is time to start thinking more responsibly about one's habits, lifestyles and the consequences of one's purchases and to start showing far greater reservation about mass-produced products. Fibreglass products are made of glass strands which are bonded by liquid resin giving a tough and resilient plastic-based material which can last a lifetime, thereby meeting one of the most important criteria for environmentally responsible products. Choose products which offer longevity, not cheap plastic ones with limited lifespans. Stop the mass proliferation of bottom of the range, single-use plastic products. Choose handmade, fibre-reinforced products which may last a lifetime. Like PaddleYak Kayaks. Ph 0825562520 or email info@seakayak.co.za or see www.paddleyak.co.za .

Some SA Beaches closed. Be responsible. - 22  December 2020

A new wave of Covid-19 as well as mutations are sweeping the world. Governments imposing stricter restrictions are not trying to spoil your end of year fun. They are trying to ensure that you and yours are going to be around to enjoy it. Let's be responsible. When near others, obey all the protocols. When paddling, count your blessings. Best wishes for a festive end of year. PaddleYak Kayaks.

Order your PaddleYak Viva! Surfski Now! - 15  December 2020

PaddleYak, the innovative South African sea kayak brand, is taking orders for their latest fun surfski for recreational paddlers, the PaddleYak[PY] Viva! Surfski. The craft was developed in tandem with PaddleYak's sensational new PY TravelYak Split sectional and nested sea kayak for those who want to have a surfski which doesn't demand the skills which top-end racers requre. The PY Viva!features the same tried-and-tested qualities of all the other PaddleYak models, in particular, ease of use, stability, manoeuvrability and performance. Handmade in fibreglass, this craft should be your first choice if you are in the market for a fun surfski which is compact, but looks the part. On the other hand, if you are in the market for proper, top-end racing surfskis, look no further either. See our PY Pro-X and PY Elegance surfskis. These craft have all been designed in South Africa and are built in South Africa. Limit your carbon footprint. Support local. Order now from PaddleYak at +27 (0)825562520 or info@seakayak co.za.

Have Kayak, beat Covid - 15  December 2020

As the world staggers trying to deal with Covid 19, paddlers are able to get in or on their kayaks and paddle away. Simply paddle away. You could do worse than to invest in a kayak now. Like a PaddleYak Sea Kayak. Twenty-five years in the making, preceded by another twenty-five years learning the ropes. This brand and range of kayaks have history. Real history. Not many products have this. It comes at a price. PaddleYak was born of a youthful passion for the ocean and a sense of adventure, finally transformed into a kayak range which reflects this. Pure and simple. There's not much more to life than this. Order you PaddleYak Kayak now and share in this remarkable brand and in its spirit. You owe it to yourself. Handmade PaddleYak Sea Kayaks. The real thing. Ph +27 [0]825562520 or email info@seakayak.co.za or see www,paddleyak,co.za

The sensational PY TravelYak Split story. - 22  November 2020

In 2009 Johan Loots of PaddleYak SEA KAYAK PRODUCTIONS cc traveled to Madagascar to meet Riaan Manser upon his 5000km long circumnavigation of Madagascar, the remote and exotic island off the coast of Africa, the fourth largest in the world after Greenland, New Guinea and Borneo. Always mixing work and pleasure, Loots had arranged to explore St Marie Island by kayak after Manser's arrival. It's a lush, unspoilt island on the north-east coast of Madagascar and seemed ideal for a new kayak route. Access is by ferry from the mainland, or a cargo plane converted to carry passengers. Loots needed to take his own kayak which could fit on the available transport and his solution was to cut the smallest touring kayak in the PaddleYak range into three sections and to prepare it for re-connection on arrival. All worked well and the result of his subsequent exploration led to the setting up of a sea kayak operation on the island. This necessitated the delivery of double touring craft and to this effect Loots set about to also split his commercial double, the PaddleYak Tango, into four sections, for re-connecting once the craft arrived on the island. In this way he was able to build a small fleet of craft on a very remote, but beautiful Indian Ocean island. The experience he gleaned from this inspired Loots to set about developing a marketable sectional, or split, kayak. His third craft, an adaptation of the fast touring PaddleYak Fusion led to a trial run in Zanzibar. Lessons learned on the trip led to further innovations, including having the parts nest into each other, a first for sit-on craft, enabling Loots to travel to the South Pacific to test his fourth split kayak proto-type. He traveled to Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti and Moorea, testing the craft in some of the world's most revered sea kayak destinations, not only paddling select routes, but also checking the portability of the craft, its major quality. He flew on various airlines, used public transport, trains, taxis, busses and rental cars to cover thousand of kilometres with his craft in tow. On his return, Loots put what he had learned into a fifth version of the split craft. In 2017 he was on his way to paddle the kayak route he had helped to establish along the famed Camino de Santiago in Spain and was ready to deliver the first commercial version of his split and nested, sit-on sea kayak, by now named the PY TravelYak Split, but decided at the last minute that the craft needed further adjustments. He duly set about making the changes, which morphed into more, but the craft is finally nearing completion and according to Loots, will be sensational. With such a history already, it just has to be! For more about the craft and pre-orders, ph +27(0)825562520 or email info@seakayak.co.za or contact pPaddleYak through its website at www.paddleyak.co.za .

REAL CAPE KAYAK ADVENTURES - 22  November 2020

If you have not availed yourself of a Real Cape Kayak Adventure yet,now is the time to indulge yourself. To find out what's on offer ph 0825562520 or email info@seakayak.co.za or see www.realcape.co.za . Real Cape Kayak Adventures from Johan Loots and the original sea kayak company of Cape Town: REAL CAPE ADVENTURES cc: Do the Real Thing. Kayak with REAL CAPE ADVENTURES; Cape Town's best.

Five weeks to Christmas! - 22  November 2020

With second waves of Covid swamping nations, shipping and supplies are being further delayed and manufacturers are reporting shortages of all kinds worldwide. If you are in the market for a PaddleYak Sea Kayak, one of South Africa's and the world's most desired and innovative hand-built kayak brands, place your order now if you still want to be paddling one of its 20 different models by Christmas. Do not delay or hesitate any longer; if they are not running out of supplies, suppliers are also closing early for the festive season. To avoid disappointment, do not wait to go on your vacation to buy your craft; order now. Ph 0825562520 or email info@seakayak.co.za .

Kayak Launching Step - 22  November 2020

PaddleYak SA launched its PY Launchette Kayak Platform Step to provide paddlers living on marinas and other waterside homes with jetties with an easy means of launching. The solid marine grade stainless "PY Launchette Platform Step" is easily mounted on the edge of a jetty or dock and can be removed and flat-packed when it needs to be stored away for a season. When mounted, the platform step flips over into the water and provides the user with a platform to stand on. When set at the right depth you pull the craft over the platform and step over it and sit down on or in it, just like you would on a beach, no matter that you may have from one to hundred meters of water below you. Besides docks, etc., the PaddleYak Launchette Platform Step can also be mounted on boats, yachts and all other floating platforms. The objective is to make the launching and landing of kayaks easy from such constructions. Without it paddlers find it particularly difficult to launch from and land on high edges. Besides paddlers, SUPPERS, swimmers, divers and even dogs find them a great solution to a vexing problem. For enquiries, phone 0825562520 or email info@seakayak.co.za or see www.launchette.co.za or www.paddleyak.co.za for deliveries locally as well as worldwide.

Use it, or lose it 3. - 22  October 2020

Suppliers in a capitalist society are entirely dependent on spent. Any curtailing of spent will disrupt the chain of supply and lose a community its local suppliers. This is disastrous especially if the supplier is also a producer of local products. Without them it would mean that you would have to buy imported goods which will not offer the same characteristics of craft produced by and for the local market. Instead of obtaining craft developed out of local needs and conditions and built by local hands, you'd have to buy general designs which do not show such refinements. A loss of diversification always brings a decline and deterioration in design and differentiation and ultimately it's the user which loses out. To maintain local industry and craft specially developed for local conditions, buy products which have been designed and /or manufactured locally. Sometimes it's difficult to ascertain this as mass production overseas is even offering local branding, which confuses the consumer as to the origin of the product, a shrewd and dangerous ploy. If you want to maintain your local suppliers, research who your local manufacturers are and spend your money on products which have been produced here and carry the local mark of distinction, like PaddleYak Kayaks. They are like no other and carry their features with pride. If you are in the market for a kayak, or two, order a PaddleYak Kayak. Ph 0825562520, or email info@seakayak.co.za or see www.paddleyak.co.za .

Use it, or lose it 2. - 22  October 2020

Not using what's on offer may not only deny the user an opportunity of doing so [and losing all the health and emotional benefits], but may lose you value. Capitalism and all the benefits of a society based on it depends on an exchange of tokens [money] in exchange for needs. Any curtailing of an exchange of tokens thwarts the system, bringing about a decline in the state and overall health of the country and its citizens. Tokens should really have a use-by-date to encourage buying and selling! Indeed, by not buying [as may happen in a pandemic, like now], suppliers are starved of tokens, essential to maintain their businesses, upon which many others are reliant. Withhold tokens in one area, and the whole chain breaks down. A concept such as "saving" is archaic. With interest rates going below zero it means that you are losing the exchange value of your token when you save it. Only be "spending" it does it hold or increase its value in respect of your needs. Should you save or buy that kayak today? The answer should be clear. To order your PaddleYak kayak, ph 0825562520, eial info@seakayak.co.za or see www.paddleyak.co.za .

Use it, or lose it! Partners please note! - 22  October 2020

Some ascribe this saying to a certain Jean de la Fontaine who way back in the 1600's said: "Use alone constitutes possession.." [NY Times]. Since then it has been used by many to relate use to the ravages of time, not least to mental and physical decline. Most famously perhaps was Chris Barnard [World-first South African heart-transplant surgeon - yes, we are more than just the World Rugby Champions] who famously said: "Use it, Or Lose it!" in reference to the health of the heart and implying every [yes Every!] sort of exercise had benefits for the heart and longevity. It comes then as a surprise that a few would-be kayak owners report that their intention to invest in a kayak had been curtailed by an otherwise doting partner. It seems partners would rather have them pay for heart surgery, post-stroke rehabilitation and chronic medication which may run into astronomical amounts, than allow a once-off, minor indulgence in a kayak which may not only delay the onset of dread diseases, but certainly enhance the quality of the remaining healthy times! It's a thought that certainly bears some consideration. If not now, then when?? To order your PaddleYak Kayak today, ph 0825562520, email info@seakayak.co.za or see www.paddleyak.co.za wherever you are in the world!

Ten Weeks to Christmas 2020! - 20  October 2020

Whilst the world's attention is still focused on the pandemic, plans are also being made to celebrate the festive season at the end of the year. It's indicative of the human spirit that no matter what, it will prevail. It's likely that the holiday season will be hectic; that people released of their responsibilities during the year, will unwind to make the most of the natural world around them as well as of family and friends and whatever else may be on offer. It's likely that local destinations will be packed to the brim with international travel still severely curtailed. This, at least, will be good for local suppliers who will be pushed to the limit with orders. With only ten weeks to go to Christmas and many suppliers closing at the beginning of December, PaddleYak SA is urging customers to place their orders soonest to ensure they get their select craft in time. Contact them today at 0825562520, or email info@seakayak.co.za or see www.paddleyak.co.za .

Real Cape Kayak Adventures. - 15  October 2020

Real Cape Adventures CC is a proud pioneer of commercial sea kayaking in Southern Africa, starting in the Cape in the early 1990's. It was a traumatic time in South Africa and founder Johan Loots decided it was an opportunity to expand upon his professional career as educator and psychologist to also embark on adventure tourism with a focus on sea kayaking, a lifetime passion. Taking a professional stance from the outset he contracted with the SA Marine Authority to lay down the first safety requirements for sea kayaking. He simultaneously registered the first sea kayak guide course through SATOUR, going on to write two books on the skills of sea kayaking, the first covering Southern Africa and the latter, the world. The latter book was soon translated into the world's five major languages. After wrestling with the authorities REAL CAPE ADVENTURES eventually obtained a permit to operate off all Cape Beaches, which he did, towing his kayaks from Cape Town Tourism's Office in the city, where he picked up his customers, to Three Anchor Bay, Hout Bay and Simonstown, amongst other beaches, eventually having semi-permanent stands in Hout Bay and Simonstown. The destinations were soon expanded to include various locations up the West Coast as well as up the East Coast. From there he extended his operations to Mozambique, Namibia and Gabon, amongst others, most recently being instrumental in the setting up of a sea kayak operation along the famous Camino de Santiago in Spain. Beyond Covid, one of South Africa's original adventure companies is looking forward to a rosy future as the world acknowledges the need for eco-sensitive tourism, which is what the company offers par excellence. South Africans are fortunate indeed to have a world class company of the calibre of REAL CAPE ADVENTURES on its doorstep. If you have not availed yourself of a Real Cape kayak adventure yet,now is the time to indulge yourself. To find out what's on offer ph 0825562520 or email info@seakayak.co.za or see www.realcape.co.za . Real Cape Kayak Adventures from the original sea kayak company of Cape Town: REAL CAPE ADVENTURES cc: Do the Real Thing. Kayak with REAL CAPE ADVENTURES; Cape Town's best.

Trade in your used PaddleYak Kayak. - 15  October 2020

Trade in your used PaddleYak Kayak for an equivalent new one and get 20% discount off the listed price. This offer applies regardless of the condition of your used craft. As part of its 25th year in business, PaddleYak is donating used craft to a Hope Spot subsistence fishing project in Mozambique and needs your old craft, hence this offer. It is applicable for October 2020 only and only applies to the public. If you wish to simply donate your PaddleYak and not do a trade-in, you are welcome to do so too. PaddleYak SA will service the craft and ensure it will be good to use. Your gesture will be much appreciated by those who will be able to put the craft to good use. Please contact PaddleYak to discuss. Ph 0825562520, email info@seakayak.co.za or see www.paddleyak.co.za .

PaddleYak Kayaks in Cape Town - 7  October 2020

PaddleYak Kayaks were started in Cape Town in the early 1990's and the brand is growing, even expanding during Covid in anticipation of a worldwide swing towards eco-friendly, recreational sports and travel! As part of the range's production company, SEA KAYAK PRODUCTIONS cc, and REAL CAPE ADVENTURES cc, the Cape's original sea kayak adventure company's 25th Year Celebrations it is offering free kayak deliveries to Capetonians for new craft bought at the listed prices. See PaddleYak's website at www.paddleyak.co.za and select your craft there. It will be delivered to your address in Cape Town at no extra charge. This offer is valid till further notice. PaddleYak is Cape Town's own homespun kayak brand and has been distributed throughout South Africa, Africa and the world. Support local. Get your PaddleYak Kayak now. Ph 0825562520 or email info@seakayak.co.za NOTE: There are almost less than 10 weeks left to Christmas. Production is filling to capacity. Order Now.

PaddleYak Kayaks - New and Used - 7  October 2020

PaddleYak Kayaks are supplied both country and worldwide, mostly, but not only, to end-users. This makes for the best prices directly to paddlers. Agents and dealers can capitalize on bulk order and shipping rates so they can be competitive too.
PaddleYak supplies both new and used craft, so sometimes it may be able to offer you a factory-blemished craft, or a good, traded-in craft. Currently it has in stock a used PY Swift Hybrid Double in excellent condition at R13500[Incl]. The usual price for this top of the range craft is R19500 ex Vat. To enquire: Ph 0825562520, or email info@seakayak.co.za .

PaddleYak Kayaks in 2020-2021. - 3  October 2020

PaddleYak Kayaks have been in production in South Africa for 25 years. Its first model, the PaddleYak [PY] Solo, was an instant success, providing novices as well as experienced paddlers with a safe and steady craft they could easily balance on the ocean, starting a new wave of recreational ocean paddlers. Prior to this, local paddlers only had access to surfskis which hailed from surf life-saving and which most found too difficult to manage. The PY Solo was followed by what is now PaddleYak's signature craft, the PY Swift Hybrid Adventure Kayak. Intended initially to provide the Adventure Racing fraternity with a decent, high performing craft which anybody could manage, it went on to become an award-winning craft as a result of its world-leading hybrid sit-in.sit-on configuration. To date it and other PaddleYak models have been shipped to almost every corner of the world. The PY Swift was followed by the sleeker PY Fusion and the more compact PY Gypsy and a number of other models to suit a variety of needs. These included the very compact PY Darter, the professional PY Kingfisher Fishingkayak, the first commercially available adjustable surfski, The PY Adaptor, with adjustable pedals [now the standard], the PY Elegance, one of the fastest for paddlers under 95kgs and the PY Pro-X for larger paddlers, and various doubles such as the PY Tango and the PY Swift Double. The former is the favorite with families and commercial operators and the latter, with more experienced paddlers and adventurers, such as Riaan Manser who not only circumnavigated Madagascar on a PY Fusion Classic, but also Finland on a PY Swift Double, together with Dan Skinstad. Currently PaddleYak is about to launch a novel new sectional craft with nested parts, The PY TravelYak Split, intended to allow paddlers to take their craft anywhere. When split and packed in a sleek golf-style bag it will fit in the back of a car, a bus, taxi, train, yacht, plane, helicopter and even a submarine and when assembled, taking about a minute, it will provide a sea-worthy sit-on sea kayak which could be paddled around the world if the fancy grabbed you. A fixed version of this craft, The PY SurfYak, will be available in the form of a compact, but stable surfski/kayak for those wanting a fun, recreational surfski lookalike in high quality fibreglass. Currently there is an introductory price being offered on the unique PY TravelYak Split, due out during the last quarter of 2020. The PY TravelYak Split is set to become, like the PY Swift, a popular new addition to the kayaking world. To avail yourself of this offer as well as to acquire any other PaddleYak Kayaks, email info@seakayak.co.za, or ph +27 (0)825562520. Also see wwww.paddleyak.co.za .

Kayak the Cape with REAL CAPE ADVENTURES cc - 19  September 2020

REAL CAPE ADVENTURES CC is South Africa's quintessential sea kayaking company. It's celebrating it's 25th years as a registered company which pioneered sea kayaking in various locations, from the Cape to Europe. Book your sea kayak trips in Cape Town and beyond for the months ahead with REAL CAPE ADVENTURES cc. Kayak the Cape with REAL CAPE ADVENTURES and Do the Real Thing with us.
Ph+27(0)825562520, info@seakayak.co.za or see www.realcape.co.za

Buy South African Kayaks in South Africa. - 29  August 2020

With Covid playing havoc with economies worldwide it has become imperative for South Africans to buy South Africa products made in South Africa. In 1994 a mad scramble by dealers to acquire permits for importing cheap goods from overseas devastated local industries, local skills and local jobs, but as warned then by many, the import bubble couldn't last. The de-valuation of the ZAR and the increased costs of shipping and duties are making overseas purchases less and less attractive, or commercially viable. Fortunately a few innovative South African companies have held out and continue to offer locals world class products, like PaddleYak Kayaks, made in South Africa for the world. Locals and overseas customers can still avail themselves of PaddleYak's creative and winning designs, Indeed, the company has a number of new designs to add to their fleet in 2020, all arising out of the ashes of Covid and no mean achievement. Now, more than ever, South Africans should choose South African goods as a matter of choice and pride. Take nothing for granted; support local businesses and help them help you. Let your first, or next, kayak be a PaddleYak. Proudly made in South Africa for the world. See www.paddleyak.co.za , email info@seakayak.co.za or phone 0825562520.

Pre-Ordering the PY TravelYak Split. - 29  August 2020

As the word spreads about the sensational new sectional and nested, sit-on sea kayak from PaddleYak, now due in the last quarter of 2020, it becomes important for interested patrons and potential customers to register their interest at info@seakayak.co.za, or by contacting PaddleYak through its website at www.paddleyak.co.za or phoning +27 (0)825562520. Do so now to avoid ending up on the bottom of a waiting list. The craft in superior fibreglass laminates are produced by hand so requires time to do. Craft can be collected locally, or they can be flown or shipped to buyers anywhere in the world. Distributors and agents can order large scale, the beauty of the split craft being that one can double up on quantities in containers, virtually halving the price of transport per unit. For individual buyers one attractive option is to fly to South Africa, collect their craft and fly home with the craft as accompanied luggage, which may not attract any extra charge.

Sensational Sectional Kayak from PaddleYak - 29  August 2020

In 2009 Johan Loots of PaddleYak SEA KAYAK PRODUCTIONS cc traveled to Madagascar to meet Riaan Manser upon his 5000km long circumnavigation of Madagascar, the remote and exotic island off the coast of Africa, the fourth largest in the world after Greenland, New Guinea and Borneo. Always mixing work and pleasure, Loots had arranged to explore St Marie Island by kayak after Manser's arrival. It's a lush, unspoilt island on the north-east coast of Madagascar and seemed ideal for a new kayak route. Access is by ferry from the mainland, or a cargo plane converted to carry passengers. Loots needed to take his own kayak which could fit on the available transport and his solution was to cut the smallest touring kayak in the PaddleYak range into three sections and to prepare it for re-connection on arrival. All worked well and the result of his subsequent exploration led to the setting up of a sea kayak operation on the island. This necessitated the delivery of double touring craft and to this effect Loots set about to also split his commercial double, the PaddleYak Tango, into four sections, for re-connecting once the craft arrived on the island. In this way he was able to build a small fleet of craft on a very remote, but beautiful Indian Ocean island. The experience he gleaned from this inspired Loots to set about developing a marketable sectional, or split, kayak. His third craft, an adaptation of the fast touring PaddleYak Fusion led to a trial run in Zanzibar. Lessons learned on the trip led to further innovations, including having the parts nest into each other, a first for sit-on craft, enabling Loots to travel to the South Pacific to test his fourth split kayak proto-type. He traveled to Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti and Moorea, testing the craft in some of the world's most revered sea kayak destinations, not only paddling select routes, but also checking the portability of the craft, its major quality. He flew on various airlines, used public transport, trains, taxis, busses and rental cars to cover thousand of kilometres with his craft in tow. On his return, Loots put what he had learned into a fifth version of the split craft. In 2017 he was on his way to paddle the kayak route he had helped to establish along the famed Camino de Santiago in Spain and was ready to deliver the first commercial version of his split and nested, sit-on sea kayak, by now named the PY TravelYak Split, but decided at the last minute that the craft needed further adjustments. He duly set about making the changes, which morphed into more, but the craft is finally nearing completion and according to Loots, will be sensational. With such a history already, it just has to be! For more about the craft and pre-orders, ph +27(0)825562520 or email info@seakayak.co.za or contact pPaddleYak through its website at www.paddleyak.co.za .

25 Year Celebration - Specials from PaddleYak - 3  August 2020

To celebrate twenty-five years in kayaking in 2020, PaddleYak and Real Cape Adventures CC are not only launching a new website, introducing a unique new kayak and a new sea kayak route and tour in Cape Town, it is also making special offers to paddlers. Special offers will be made in the News Section of the new website to be launched shortly and will require patrons to respond to the offer within a limited time, after which the offer will expire. The offer will usually comprise one item only, so the first to respond will get it. Special offers may relate to new craft, to new but blemished craft, used craft and other paddling gear. It may also relate to kayak trips and tours. To kick off Special Offers, here is one right now: All orders received between today and Sunday 9 August will obtain a whopping 10% off new craft. Brand new, but blemished, craft will obtain 20% in the same period. To order, or for more information, ph 0825562520 or email info@seakayak.co.za . NOTE: Special offers will only apply if there is stock and if patrons specifically request it on the basis of this promotion. It will not be automatically allocated.

New Website for PaddleYak and RCA Kayaking. - 3  August 2020

PaddleYak Sea Kayaks and Real Cape Adventures' new secure website will be launched within the next few days. The current site has worked non-stop for twenty-five years, very successfully promoting PaddleYak Kayaks and Real Cape Adventures' sea kayak tours. The site has had a substantial facelift, but the craft and tours are still all there, albeit in a modern format. All the previous addresses and aliases will soon point to the site, which will welcome contributions to its popular News section. Patrons should not be surprised to see the new site; South Africa's premier sea kayak range will be there as will be all Real Cape Adventures' trips and tours. To coincide with the launch of the website, PaddleYak is launching its exciting new PY TravelYak Split Sectional Kayak and announcing an exciting new sea kayak route and tour in Cape Town. Both items are well worth looking forward to. What else will you expect from Johan & Teresa's pathfinding PaddleYak Sea Kayak Productions CC and Real Cape Adventures' sea kayaking?!

Book your PY TavelYak Split Kayak now! - 3  August 2020

PaddleYak Sea Kayak Productions cc is a few weeks away from launching its long-awaited new and unique sectional sea kayak, the PY TravelYak Split. Ten years in the making and five prototypes later, the 6th and first commercial version of this craft is about to see the light of day. Johan Loots of PaddleYak has personally tested the prototypes in Madagascar, Zanzibar, Australia, New Zealand and Polynesia, lugging the craft through airports and customs and paddling them in some of the world's most exotic and sought-after sea kayak locations, all the while testing the portability and sea-worthiness of the craft. The final product will reflect all that has been learned, making it one useful, all-round craft that you can pack in a bag and take with you as luggage on all means of transport. It will take one minute to assemble the craft and paddle it into the blue yonder. All PaddleYak craft are handmade, so if you are in the market for a craft which you will not only be able to paddle anywhere, but actually take anywhere, wherever you go, book your one now as they will take time to produce. For more information about the craft's capacity and uses, contact PaddleYak at info@seakayak.co.za or phone 0825562520 right now.

Guided Sea-Kayak Trips and Tours Re-open. - 3  August 2020

REAL CAPE ADVENTURES cc, South Africa's pioneering sea kayak operator has re-opened it operations after the country was locked down when it had to cancel all its daily and pre-booked overnight kayak tours. The present Lockdown Level 3 now permits trips and tours to be resumed and the company is back at work and trying to salvage bookings which were cancelled due to lockdown at the end of March.If the alcohol and smoking bans were tenuous, the lockdown of outdoor activities such as kayaking bordered on the absurd. Nevertheless, tour operators abided by the regulations in the interest of health and civil cohesion, but are ready to operate now, offering customers the needed respite and escape from the stress brought about by the Covid pandemic. To book your daily trips, or your ovenightCape Kayak Camino Tour in Plettenberg Bay, email info@seakayak.co.za or phone 0825562520. The related Camino Kayak Tour in Spain restarted at the beginning of July already and is running as well as ever. Enquire about this tour too if you happen to be in Spain, or are aiming to do it as soon as the pandemic clears and travel is normalised.

PaddleYak Update. July 2020. - 13  July 2020

PaddleYak Sea Kayaks is doing brisk trade post-Lockdown. The company's hand-laminated sea kayaks are as in demand as before. It suggests that eco-friendly activities such as kayaking are going to become even more popular than before as a result of Covid, with many opting for zero-emission activities in the future. Acquiring your own sea kayak, or joining a sea kayak tour, makes perfect sense. PaddleYak Sea Kayaks and REAL CAPE ADVENTURES cc [operators of, amongst others, the Cape Kayak Camino in Plettenberg Bay] are celebrating 25 years in the kayaking business this year. A twist of events has catapulted kayaking to the fore and the company is not sitting on its laurels in providing customers with their craft and arranging tours. If you wish to discuss or order PaddleYak Sea Kayaks and Tours, Phone or Whatsup + 27 [0]825562520 or email info@seakayak.co.za . We are waiting for your enquiries right now, wherever you are in the world.

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Sensational Sectional Kayak from PaddleYak
25 Year Celebration - Specials from PaddleYak
New Website for PaddleYak and RCA Kayaking.
Book your PY TavelYak Split Kayak now!
Guided Sea-Kayak Trips and Tours Re-open.
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