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Wilderness River Safaris

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Wilderness, South Africa
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About Wilderness River Safaris
Wilderness River Safaris offers: eco boat cruises on the Touw River or Island Lake in Wilderness and also offers a ferry service from Wilderness village (boardwalk on Waterside Road) to Wilderness National Park. Encounter abundant bird life in the reed lined wetlands, forested valley and urban lagoon. Bring snacks and refreshments. Scheduled cruises on the Touw River at 09h00, 10h30, 12h00, 13h30, 15h00 and 16h30 as well as 18h00 in mid summer. Island Lake cruises by appointment. Wilderness Ferry daily at 09h30 to the Wilderness National Park or Eden Adventures for a day of canoeing, hiking and picnics. Return by arrangement later in the day. We charge and issue a National Park day permit when necessary.
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Aurora D wrote a review May 2021
Kochi4 contributions
What a really lovely and informative trip! We opted for the 16:30 slot and it was a wonderful introduction to Wilderness. Highly recommended
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Date of experience: May 2021
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247LiveLife wrote a review Mar 2021
South Africa868 contributions269 helpful votes
I went with a group of friends on the Touws River, and what an amazing experience! The first part of the trip takes you to the river mouth, and then up to the pont over the river. It was still, and quiet, with amazing reflections in the still water. Lots of birdlife. Take your own drinks and nibbles
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Vanessa wrote a review Dec 2020
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A great morning cruise. Mike was an excellent guide and we learned a lot about bird behaviour and the lakes area. Especially enjoyed the section on the Duiwerivier. So serene with a beautiful sighting of the Knysna Loerie. The boat was comfortable and allowed great views from all sides.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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A_Prins wrote a review Jan 2020
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Was a wonderful and calming experience. Knowledge of the surrounding area was shown which made the trip much more entertaining and educational.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Mikeraub, Owner at Wilderness River Safaris
Responded 10 Jan 2020
Thanks very much for your review. So glad you enjoyed it.
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Seaside28507 wrote a review Jan 2020
Wilderness, South Africa13 contributions1 helpful vote
I spent the morning on this river boat trip and saw the wild bird life within touching distance on the river bank! Nice slow pace on the 1.5 hour trip so I could take everything in. Mike is very knowledgeable about both the wildlife and their habitat. Don’t miss this trip as you travel down the Garden Route 🦅🙏🤗👍 x
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Mikeraub, Owner at Wilderness River Safaris
Responded 10 Jan 2020
Thank you very much for the review! So glad you enjoyed it. Our standard cruise goes up and down the Touw River (4km either way) We also offer shorter ferry trips, to and from Wilderness National Park, stop off points being Waterside Jetty on the boardwalk close to the village, Moontide, Wilderness Manor, Anchorage, Serendipity, Pirates Creek, Fairy Knowe Hotel, Ebb & Flow, and the Half-collared Kingfisher trail. Regards Mike
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