WILDERNESS RIVER SAFARIS
|WILDERNESS RIVER SAFARIS
|Phone:||044 882 1207
082 440 9807
|Address:||Dumbleton Crescent, 6538 Wilderness|
Wilderness River Safaris - The perfect way to enjoy the natural beauty of Wilderness by cruising on the Touw River or Island Lake, Garden Route
Wilderness River Safaris offer a great way to experience and explore the Wilderness Section of Garden Route National Park. Encounter magnificent bird life and breathtaking scenery. A leisurely and magical experience for people of all ages..
Touw River Cruise
A gentle cruise up and down the Touw River, encompassing the reed lined wetlands, forest and lagoon. Duration 1 – 1.5 hours. The boat takes you past the SANParks – Wilderness Rest camp, pausing to take in the sounds of the forests, then back down the river to Wilderness lagoon.
Starting at the jetty at Tarentaal day visitor area in Ebb-and-Flow South Rest Camp (next to the canoe hire.)
Cruise Times: 09h00, 10h30, 12h00, 13h30, 15h00 and (Sunset Cruises 16h30 and 18h00 by prior booking).
Island Lake Cruise
Cruise the shores of Island Lake and its island looking for aquatic birds and taking in the scenery. The best time is at sunset or early morning. We only launch on Island Lake by prior booking.
The lake is usually home to hundreds of Red-knobbed Coots that accumulate in areas sheltered from the wind. The coots nest on heaps of floating reeds and seem to breed all year round. Other birds include, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, African Darter, Reed, Cape and White-breasted Cormorants, Herons and Kingfishers. At sunset hundreds of Cattle Egrets descend on a patch of reeds alongside the lake to roost.
Starting at Island Lake slipway in the SANParks picnic area. Pre-booking for Island Lake is essential as we do not base the boat there. Together we make a date and time and meet you there.
Daily shuttle by boat to Ebb-and-Flow in Wilderness National Park, departing 09h30 from the boardwalk in Wilderness village alongside Waterside Road, to enjoy hiking the Half-collared Kingfisher Trail, hiring a canoe or having a picnic in Wilderness Rest Camp. The shuttle stops at Fairy Knowe hotel and Eden Adventures. Returning departure 13h30 or 15h00.
Customised Cruises & Events
Our boat is also available for special occasions and events: Water taxi at sporting events, A quick joyride, Birthday parties or celebrations, Engagements, Honeymoons, Corporate events, Picnic cruises, School outings, Birding Photography or other club outings.
Other Activities offered
Guided hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, canyon swimming, township tours, and customised tours, in association with Southern Cape Tours.
Please contact your host Mike at Wilderness River Safaris directly for ENQUIRIES.