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Kowie River

Port Alfred, South Africa
+27 46 624 1235
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Canoeing and boat ride in the Kowie River was fun!!!

My husband and I went canoeing with my siblings it was great fun. Initially it was frightening as... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
LillyM29
via mobile
River boat ride

Went up river with Let's Go Tours. Still very beautiful. Sad to see littler on the banks in some... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
770carol
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Cape Town, South Africa
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“bird life” (3 reviews)
“boat ride” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Port Alfred, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went canoeing with my siblings it was great fun. Initially it was frightening as the Kowie river is so broad, but once we were inside we didn't want to come out. We got the canoes from Kiddies beach. Later that day...More

Thank LillyM29
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Went up river with Let's Go Tours. Still very beautiful. Sad to see littler on the banks in some places. The bird life is good to see. A very pleasant afternoon

Thank 770carol
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

A leisurely cruise down the river is a pleasant way to spend 90 minutes....a local and informative captain at the helm made this a lovely trip. Take your own food/drink if you wish... Would recommend to see the town from a different perspective and learn...More

Thank Celtic-Wanderer
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Whilst there is no domestic airport, it it a longish drive (150 kms) from Port Elizabeth, Port Alfred has all the facilities for holidaymakers, especially around the sea and boating. A must do item is to take a boat ride up the Kowie River where...More

Thank Michael L
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Not to be missed when you are in the area. Lovely restaurants and walks. We especially enjoyed the front beach areafor beach walks and cafe'.

Thank JennyKirkland
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

A river cruise on the Kowie is a must, if you are visiting Port Alfred. Serene, tranquil and a great way to watch the sun go down whist sipping a cocktail.

Thank judynaicker
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

Awesome trips down the Kowie and the magnificent bird life is always a treat. Low tide is still problematic but worth the effort if you know the river :-)

Thank Moira_Bannister
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

It's a lovely holiday destination with many restaurants and lots to do. Safe and not very expensive. Lovely boat rides and day trips.

Thank HafsaPretoria
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Reviewed 25 December 2016

The Kowie River has been a family tradition for years and this year was no exception. Anticipate water-skiing, boating and canoeing through the marina if you wish. A variety of bird life will inspire....

1  Thank nealandjenns
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

There is a four hour trip bookable at the Halyards Hotel that takes you to Mansfield Game Reserve......you will probably see Zebra and Giraffe. It is not a Big 5 reserve...so you will not see lions/elephants.....but for 325 rand each you get 2 hours on...More

1  Thank DavidTLeicester
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