Keurbooms River Adventure, anyone?

December 20th, 2017


Costume? check…  Hat? check… Sunscreen? check…

And you’re good to go !  Where??  Up the Keurbooms River!

How exactly?  Well…

  1. My favourite adventure starts at Forever Resorts, meeting Mark as he loads SUP boards on to the top of the river boat. SUP stands for Stand Up Paddling, really easy & really fun, even if you’ve never done it before. Once the boards are stowed, you hop on too and the boat takes you all the way up to Whisky Creek. Engines aren’t allowed any further, so from here on it’s super peaceful.  The boards are offloaded onto the beach, you’re given a life-jacket & a quick lesson – and away you go, further upriver to the Cape Nature overnight hut.

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It’s just your group paddling the river, swimming, looking out for otters and birds (African Fish Eagle, Blue Cranes, the rare White-Backed Night Heron, Kingfishers, Cormorants, Knysna Turacos and more), admiring the lovely old Yellowwoods and Cape Chestnuts. You paddle back to Whisky Creek, have a last swim and some snacks – and the boat returns you to Forever Resorts. Magic!

Contact Mark on 060 998 1518

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  1. Add: a picnic…

… and hire a canoe from Cape Nature below the Keurbooms Bridge, or from Forever Resorts. You paddle as far as you feel like, stopping off at one of the beaches along the way to swim, laze in the sun, picnic, repeat.

Contact: Cape Nature 044 533 0322 or Forever Resorts 044 535 9309

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  1. Add: some courage….

…. and go jump off the rocky cliffs opposite Second Beach! Not for the faint-hearted!                        (And please watch out for boats)


  1. Add: a fishing rod ….

… and hire a motor boat from the Plett Angling Club or from Forever Resorts. Trail the fishing-line behind you as you meander gently up the river. Stop along the way for a swim.

Contact : Plett Angling Club 044 535 9740 or Forever Resorts 044 535 9309

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  1. Add: a sleeping bag and a braai….

… and spend a night at the Cape Nature hut. You start by packing your canoes at Cape Nature below the Keurbooms Bridge and paddle upriver beyond Whisky Creek. The hut sleeps ten. There’s a great deck with a braai area. To spend the evening under the stars up that beautiful river is a totally unforgettable experience. Try it!

Contact : Cape Nature 044 533 0322