Full and half-day itineraries on the waters of Lake Sibaya are on offer to suit any adventurer.
Guided kayak trips are currently only available to guests staying at two Isibindi Africa lodges based in the Coastal Forest section of iSimangaliso – Thonga Beach Lodge and Kosi Forest Lodge. At Thonga Beach Lodge, kayak trips on Lake Sibaya depart the lodge at 07h30 and return around 09h15. Trips from Kosi Forest Lodge to the pristine Siyadla River can also be arranged on request, for their guests.
Lake Sibaya is the largest freshwater lake in South Africa and is completely landlocked – separated from the sea by a narrow ridge of forested dunes. The clear, blue lake with a bed of white sea sand is fed from rainwater, an underground stream and seepage. The 7,700ha lake has an average depth of 13m. Of the 18 species of fish that occur in the lake, 5 are believed to have marine origins. Canoeing trips can be arranged for residents of the Thonga Beach Lodge.