If you’re looking for something different… an out-of-the-ordinary way to experience the tranquil beauty of the awe-inspiring Overberg, then this leisurely cruise on the scenic Klein River in Stanford could be exactly what you’re looking for. De Hoop Collection and Grootbos Private Nature Reserve have teamed up to offer visitor’s to the area a novel and leisurely way to experience the area – namely Lady Stanford.
The kitted-out cruiser is equipped with binoculars and blankets, birding books and checklists, so be sure to tick off everything you see, which might include horses and bontebok grazing on the riverbanks, or even the fish and otters playing in the water below.
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The two-hour boat ride takes you along the peaceful Klein River from Stanford’s quaint village towards Hermanus. Guests staying at De Hoop Nature Reserve and Grootbos Private Nature Reserve can enjoy these leisurely cruises to and from the two nature reserves – taking in all the sights as they go.
There are five scheduled cruises per day, and the R295 ticket price includes snacks and refreshments. But, if you’d like something more substantial to eat, opt for the picnic bag (R395 for two), which includes breads, cheeses, salads, charcuterie, pâté, dessert and water, needs to be booked two days in advance.
Lady Stanford can also be hired on an exclusive-use basis for special occasions or team-building events: R3 000, excluding snacks.