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“Absolute must with a family or friends”

Keurbooms River Ferries
Ranked #6 of 21 Tours in Plettenberg Bay
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

On a beautiful winter's day, while on holiday in Knysna, we decided to hire a boat on the Keurbooms River near Plettenberg Bay. The day was balmy and there was no wind - perfect! If you are planning to do this in winter, make sure your timing is right - go between 10h00 - 15h00 otherwise the river will be in shade and it will get very cold! You can hire the boats from the Angling Club - as you leave Plettenberg Bay and travel toward The Craggs, you will see the Angling Club on the right hand side just before the river. Park at the Angling Club and there is a kiosk where you can hire the boats. The price was R400 for 4 hours (plenty of time). The boats can hold no more than 6 people and are certainly not speedboats, but the speed at which it travels ensures that you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the river. No experience with boats is necessary - the engine is very easy to operate (our teenage daughters did most of the driving!!). The trip up the river takes you past the campsite and through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. There are beaches along the way where you can stop and swim or picnic. Remember to pack towels and bathing costumes so you can do this.

All in all a wonderful experience to do either as a family or with a group of friends and a lovely way to spend 4 hours of total relaxation.

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Reviewed December 2, 2012

What a great trip , Russell the captain was excellent and the natural beeches are wonderful
Well worth it

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Reviewed November 29, 2012

What a fun thing to do...pack a picnic, your swimming Cozzies, sunblock and hats and head for the Keurbooms river and hire a boat. We went one morning early, it costs R400 for half a day and so worth it. The trip up the river is scenic and exciting...with lots of bird life and amazing mountains. The boat ride takes 1hr and you can stop off on the little sandy islands to tan and explore-at your leisure. We were so happy that we decided to do this trip...well worth it!

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Excellent scenery and very informative historical commentary given by the pilot. Five minutes from Plettenberg Bay. Plenty of birds

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Reviewed May 20, 2012

Recently I took some friends and family with me on the River Ferries trip down the Keurbooms. I found it exceptionally informative and amazing

The boat which can seat easily up to 30 people was super clean and the Skipper Captain Russel Amazing!! He had info I could not believe. He was interactive with everyone and had a very inviting manner about him drawing even more stories from others.

We stopped for a quick picnic and potty break and headed back with yet again MORE information.

The view can not be explained....you have to experience it!!!

Thank HerRoyalHickup
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