We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Lovely river valley trip”

Keurbooms River Ferries
Ranked #5 of 20 Tours in Plettenberg Bay
Attraction details
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely river valley trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

Relaxed, informative trip up the river. The water is clear, pure but brown in colour. Russell, the skipper, is very knowledgeable and interesting. Time to stop at a beach and swim or wander through the woods. Drinks are available on board or bring your own. Just need to phone the day before to make sure the tour is running

Visited March 2014
Helpful?
Thank Happyday68
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

47 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    25
    20
    2
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Up the creek with a lot of fun and info!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

In October 2013 we went on a river trip with Russell. The information about the fauna, flora and geology of the area that he passed on was fantastic. He also knew a lot about other attractions/ restaurants and places to visit in the area. When we were in the area again in February 2014 with a relative from Jersey, Channel Islands, we simply had to do it again. What a trip. We had a lovely swim at the turn-around point and got more recommendations from Russell. Not to be missed when you are in the area. Remember to take your own drinks, snacks and swimming gear. The stop at the turn-around point ( lovely beach with picnic tables and a loo) is for half an hour so you have enough time there to just enjoy it.

Visited February 2014
Helpful?
2 Thank Wynand2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
Level Contributor
26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“GREAT FUN”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

In February 2014 we attended a wedding on the beach at Keurboomstrand. As the newly weds and many guests reside overseas, the wedding was a weekend affair. After a "Bring and Braai" lunch we all hopped on the Keurboom Ferry. While sipping our drinks (which you have to take yourself) we were given facinating, interesting and funny facts, from the very well informed skipper, about this beautiful area. A surprise "pit stop",at the cutest little beach, had many of the party in the water immediately.
Daredevils, including the groom, spoiled us with a display of diving off the rocks. (They know the area well!)
The cruise is suitable for all ages.
A well worthwhile experience.
A tip, wear a swimming costume under your clothes and take a towel, unless you don't mind showing off your underwear!

Visited February 2014
Helpful?
Thank 633pennys
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Manchester England
Level Contributor
111 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“A great way to spend some time on a very hot day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

The river is part of a national park and it is the only means of access to to this park. The round trip takes 2.5 hours and it passes though some very tranquil scenery.

Visited February 2014
Helpful?
Thank Humphrey_Wright
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Cape Town
Level Contributor
83 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Must-do attraction in the Plett area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

2 and a half hours of tranquil river cruising and full of fascination information about the river, the area, geology and flora and fauna.

Bringing your own snacks and drinks makes it very affordable for even large groups.

We were eight from 15 to 85 and we all loved it. Getting off on the beach is a treat and see if you can jump of the rocks and the second beach.

Super for late evening (5pm) after a hot day sight-seeing or on the beach.

Visited January 2014
Helpful?
Thank James D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Keurbooms River Ferries also viewed

Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape
Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape
 
Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape
 

Been to Keurbooms River Ferries? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing