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Plettenberg Bay. Kayaking on Plettenberg Bay is a great way to see the sights and possibly enjoy a visit from a whale or dolphin. Though you aren't likely to see as many animals as the people on the big boats will, it's a far more intimate and exciting experience if you do. You also get to paddle past the Cape fur seal colony on Robberg.
Dolphin Adventures. This company offers regular trips in sleek but stable tandem kayaks (all gear provided). From May to the end of August their trips depart at 10 and 2; the rest of the year the times are 6, 9, 12, and 3. They also offer surf rentals. Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay, 6600. 083/590–3405. www.dolphinadventures.co.za.
Ocean Blue Adventures. Ocean Blue runs regular paddling trips on which you may see whales and dolphins. They go out at 9, 12, and 3; fees are R250 per person. Hopwood St., Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay, 6600. 044/533–5083. www.oceanadventures.co.za.