The Most Beautiful Places to River Cruise in South Africa
The Breede River outside Swellendam | ©Atelier Design Studio/Flickr
South Africa’s rivers are spread far and wide and most have an abundant wildlife presence, along with fantastic photographic opportunities. Whether you simply want to unwind on a wine tasting cruise or experiment with your latest camera lens, there’s a South African river cruise for you.
The Blyde River Canyon is known for its panoramic views, sub-tropical vegetation and many geological wonders.
Bird’s eye view of the Blyde River Canyon | ©Ben Haeringer | Flickr
What could be better than sipping delicious Viljoensdrift wines on board an elegant river boat on the Breede River?
Afternoon reflections on the Breede River | Courtesy of Viljoensdrift
Visiting Knysna must include a cruise on the lagoon, which is home to the famous Knysna Heads. Make sure to keep an eye out for the different bird species and marine life.
Take a cruise to the Knysna Heads | ©Traveling Otter/Flickr
The cruise is great for photography enthusiasts and birders alike | ©Philip Milne/Flickr
Upington in the Northern Cape is the ideal stopover between South Africa and Namibia, and a boat cruise is the ultimate way to unwind after a long day of travelling.
The Orange River is the longest river in South Africa | ©Clint Mason/Flickr
The abundance of wildlife makes this trip a photographic opportunity of a lifetime | ©Steve Slater/Flickr