Cruises in Overberg

BY LIANDE BARNARD - JULY 4, 2017

If you’ve never witnessed a whale in the open waters waving its massive tail at you, then the Cape Overberg is probably your best bet to experience this. Located at the most-Southern tip of Africa where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet, the Overberg is a prime tourist destination especially for boat or river cruises.

If you are ever in the area or maybe this inspires you to take a trip down to the Overberg area, we did some research and have compiled a list of suggestions for cruises:

Fish Eagle Boat Cruise - Malgas
Where: Milkwood Creek, Breëriver, Malgas, Cape Overberg
Operating: Monday - Sunday
Contact: 082 224 5763 or 082 224 5686
Activity: Fish Eagle Boat Cruise on the Breëriver
Duration: 2-3 hours
Amount of people: 4-10 people
Extra: Soft drinks and snacks for sale onboard. Light lunch or braai can be arranged

Sea Cruises & Fishing Trips - Witsand
Where: The Breede River Lodge, Joseph Barry Drive, Witsand, Cape Overberg
Activity: Fishing, boating, kite surfing as well as learning about the local seabird population, fishing resources and whales.
Extra: Top skipper, refreshments and bait included

African Queen River Cruises - Stanford
Where: African Queen River Cruises, Located on the Klein River, Stanford
Operating: Season runs from 1 September-31 May, 7 days a week, 3 trips a day
Cotact: 028 341 0929
Activity: cruise up the Klein River
Extra: Klein River features more than 127 kinds of birds and various salt and fresh water fish, including bass.

Awesome Charters - Struisbaai
Where: Awesome Charters, Struisbaai Harbour Office, Struisbaai
Activity: Angling at the Southern most tip of Africa
Duration: 6-hour of deep sea, 3-hour afternoon fishing charter, champagne sunset cruises or pleasure trips
Amount of people: up to 10 anglers
Extra: Child-friendly policy. Fish include Yellowtail, Steenbras, Black and Striped Marlin as well as Hammerhead

Overberg Charters - Gordons Bay 
Where: Overberg Charters operates from Gordon's Bay and Kleinmond Harbour
Contact: 082 428 4937
Activity: fishing expeditions, site seeing, research trips, skiing, or sunset cruises
Amount of people: up to 6 people
Extra: Fish include Steenbras, Kabeljou, Elf, Galjoen and Snoek. Also: Rock Lobster, Mussels, Oysters, Octopuses and between Nov and Jan also Crayfish

Contact Franchisee Liande Barnard
Overberg contact number 086 163 6845
Overberg email address overberg@homefoodandtravel.co.za