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Wilderness River Safaris

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| Island Lake/ Touw River, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
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African Wildlife

We did a tour through Explore with this company it was first class, the guides (Graham and Sidney... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
davehemsley
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London, United Kingdom
Beautiful and relaxing

Great value for money. We had a great guide that explained the area and surroundings very well... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
Devon P
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Wilderness River Safaris, offer leisurely boat cruises on the Touw River, starting and ending at the slipway at Tarentaal day visitor area in Wilderness Rest Camp of Garden Route National Park. The boat "Silver Serpent" is a safari style aluminium longboat with canvas canopy, it seats 8 passengers and is powered by a small quiet outboard motor. The cruise takes one up the reed lined river into the forested valley and down the lagoon to the river mouth. The spectacular scenic beauty, aquatic and forest bird life, and luxury homes along the river make this a very enjoyable and interesting trip for people of all ages. Refreshments are included in the price, whilst patrons may bring their own refreshments and picnic. Another option is to book a cruise on Island Lake, here there is more bird life and the boat may go at speed for a little excitement. What to bring: Sunblock, hats, binoculars and cameras, clothes to match the weather and something extra for if the weather may change. Rates: We charge R150 per adult and R100 per child. A daily conservation fee is payable on entry to the park, the fee (if applicable)is subject to SANParks tariffs. We suggest booking in advance. During summer there will be scheduled trips every two hours.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Island Lake/ Touw River, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We did a tour through Explore with this company it was first class, the guides (Graham and Sidney) were great eyes like hawks and we did,nt miss a thing saw the big 5 and more thanks to them. I would recommend them to anyone thinking...More

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Mikeraub, Owner at Wilderness River Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

I think this review was for another company, not Wilderness River Safaris. We do not have the big 5 on our tours in Wilderness National Park.

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Great value for money. We had a great guide that explained the area and surroundings very well . Such a beautiful scenic boat trip and very relaxing . I'll definitely do it again !!

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Mikeraub, Owner at Wilderness River Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thank you Devon, for the positive review. Glad you enjoyed the trip and Athi the guide. Regards Mike

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Two hours with an expert guide in a purpose built shallow draft boat allowing exceptional access to beautiful river birds, wildlife and scenery - we loved every moment!

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Mikeraub, Owner at Wilderness River Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

Thank you for supporting Wilderness River Safaris. It's great to know that you enjoyed the cruise. Thanks for the kind and positive review! Regards Mike

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

A relaxing time on the Touw river with Mike, a very informative guide & skipper of a comfortable aluminium cruiser. Highly recommended.

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Mikeraub, Owner at Wilderness River Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our cruises. Very glad that you enjoyed it. Regards Mike

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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Mike made our day. He made efforts so we have photo op's with most birds in the river. Comfortable relaxing and enjoying. The best way to explore the river with an expert.

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Mikeraub, Owner at Wilderness River Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you for your great review! It's my pleasure to share the ecology and a bit of knowledge with those who appreciate it. I'm glad to have met your expectations. Every group has different needs.

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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

What a delightful hour spent with Mike on his river boat! As it's out of season we called him and he was super obliging arriving within 10 minutes. As we're a family of birders he went to areas where he has seen birds most recently...More

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Mikeraub, Owner at Wilderness River Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thanks Leigh and Craig for the support and the kind review. It is great to have people like you returning for more!

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Calm and peaceful with many birds to see. We could spend the whole day on this boat just floating down the river! Thanks Mike for helping us so quickly

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Mikeraub, Owner at Wilderness River Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thanks Lizanne for the support and kind review. So glad you enjoyed it!

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We had a thoroughly enjoyable trip with Mike. The tranquility of this special place was a real treat to experience with a knowledgeable guide. The pace of the tour is perfect. Thank you.

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Mikeraub, Owner at Wilderness River Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you for your review and rating. Glad to have met your expectations. It is always nice to show visitors our beautiful natural environment in Wilderness. Mike

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

Some beautiful sites from the boat, Mike knows his bird life and all the surroundings in the area. A must for all especially bird lovers when in Wilderness.

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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

A great way to spend one and a half hours. Mike is a really nice and knowledgeable guy. Can recommend this trip to anyone.

Thank Simon A
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Gerry M
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Response from Mikeraub | Property representative |
The cost is R150 per adult and R100 per child excluding SANPARKS entry permit which id R120 per adult and R68 for children or if a South African resident R37 per adult and R18 per child. Entry permit is issued and the park... More
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