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  • dannywimpey
    Johannesburg, South Africa6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Shipwreck trail, which takes 6 days (5nights) is one of the best trails I have done. The scenery is exquisite and the trail takes advantage of the unspoiled natural beauty of the environment to deliver an experience that is diverse and interesting. Dave Marais, who has decades of experience in hiking in Africa, is a marvelous host, just the right amount of information and guidance, and clearly taking pleasure in our enjoyment of his hike. From the beach to the mountain, dune to the forest, and taking in the canoe trip up the Klenemond river, we had an absolutely wonderful time. Each hut is completely different, adding to the magic of the hike. A moderate amount of fitness is required but one of our party, who had a dicky knee, still managed to do part of the trail and provided one takes one's time, it is achievable by most. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
    Written 19 October 2020
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  • Casey B
    Port Elizabeth, South Africa52 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Booking was done by email and confirmed with friendly professionalism.
    You do need a skipper license for this type of boat and they can issue you a temporary Skippers license for a nominal fee: this takes approximately 40 minutes, but you must notify them prior to arrival.

    Our arrival and checkin was smooth. We were given a boat called Arc Royale. It was clean, well outfitted and well maintained. We went through the checklist, including the propeller and onboard water capacity - quick & efficient. The boat was relatively easy to handle considering it’s size and with the 40hp motor, was manoeuvre-able and comfortable for two people to cope with.

    The Kowie river is beautiful - it remains clean & one of the best navigable rivers we have been on. Wildlife is seen around the banks by the Mansfield Reserve, and the birdlife is absolutely stunning. We witnessed an endless variety of birds from fishers to raptors, on the river banks. We also had the awesome surprise of having a seal breach right next to our open bedroom window, whilst enjoying an early morning coffee.

    Fishing is also good - rods & tackle can be hired from reception for a reasonable fee… fishing was best done at the turn of the tide… we hooked a number of exciting fish & crab, which never made it onto the boat, but provided much entertainment.

    The boat had a couple of board games onboard which came in handy during the second day when the weather turned extremely poor; gale force winds, rains and a Spring tide meant that the river was restless and turbulent in some places, however the onboard navigation map was accurate and provided us with plenty of calm and protected areas to moor in. Being warm & safe in your boat whilst the elements of Nature throw a tantrum around you, is truly satisfying.

    The only minor negative was the gas shower did not stay hot; it would shut off after 30 seconds and the water went cold in a hurry. This did not impact our overall experience which more than made up for this inconvenience.

    As it was Winter, we took our own hot water bottles with, which proved invaluable - it was decidedly chilly at night, and together with the extra bedding available onboard, made the nights warm & comfortable despite the frosty evenings.

    Returning to harbour was just as easy and we left the boat with excellent memories and a great experience to repeat again in the future.
    Highly recommended and would return again.
    Written 20 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Zee
    East London, South Africa3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Boat cruise at the Marina, A tour to the Air school, A visit to a classic car museum, Beach walk and lastly our 3 nights stay at Royal St Andrews hotel.
    Written 11 October 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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