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April 28, 2021

Lady Stanford Cruises – meanders along the Klein River towards the Hermanus Estuary

One of Cape Country Routes activity options, Lady Stanford River Cruises based in Stanford, a quaint and historic village, a 1.5 hours drive from Cape Town and 30 minutes from the seaside town of Hermanus, offers leisurely cruises down the Klein River.

Day trips – five cruises daily including a sunrise and sunset cruise are offered to the general public; and private boat charters for team building gatherings, bachelor parties and intimate weddings – additional services such as catering, and braai facilities are available upon request.

The Lady Stanford a modern, eco-friendly river boat with a quiet four-stroke boat engine, is a vessel where no expense has been spared with regards to comfort and luxury. Manned by a qualified skipper and experienced and knowledgeable guides happy to share their vast knowledge of the area and the river, The Lady Stanford accommodates up to 26 passengers. It is equipped with various birding books and checklists, binoculars, blankets and private eco-friendly ablution facilities.

The cruise meanders its way along the tranquil Klein River from Stanford Village towards the Hermanus Estuary to the bird sanctuary, and back. You can soak up the countryside set against a scenic mountain backdrop from the sheltered lower deck or the open top deck. The region has an abundant birdlife – more than 250 bird species can be spotted in the wider Stanford area. You may also be lucky enough to spot majestic Fish Eagles, elegant Flamingos, Blue Cranes, Kingfishers, African Darters, Grebes, Herons, Osprey or the African Harrier-Hawk – a true birder’s paradise! Other natural wonders to be seen from your floating observation platform include otters, terrapin, fish, and bontebok and horses grazing on the fertile river banks. Book your leisure cruise onboard the Lady Stanford and experience all that the Klein River and its surrounds, has to offer.

Cape Country Routes (CCR) South Africa is a leading group of owner operated and managed accommodation and activity establishments – more than 20 privately owned hotels, lodges and guest houses – located on the scenic and historic routes in the Western and Eastern Cape. All carefully selected for their character, charm and romance, they offer the best accommodation and activity options to suit every taste and budget.

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