The village of Malagas lies on the banks of the Breede river, 35km inland from the mouth and it is approximately 230 km from Cape Town. 10 km before you reach Swellendam, take the turn off to Malagas and travel on the gravel road for 38km. Just remember that if you are coming from Heidelberg that the “Pont” closes at sunset!
The Breede River is one of the largest and most navigable rivers in South Africa.
The Breede River is one of the largest and most navigable rivers in South Africa. You are able to cruise for about 30 km to the river mouth and about 15 km cruising upstream. The river is also famous for its old man-powered ferry, locally knows as the Pont. Vehicles and pedestrians are manually hauled across the river. This service operates only during the hours of daylight and closes at sunset. .
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The Breede River House leisure liners of 7.80 m are sturdy, safe, and easy to drive. The liners are equipped with all the luxuries and comforts you need to spend a relaxing holiday on the water. They have a fully fitted kitchen, a sliding door separates the front cabin from the main area, providing privacy and an undisturbed sleep to those who need to go to bed earlier. In the front cabin is a double bed, as well as a single bed. The table arrangement in the main cabin folds down to form the second double bed. A separate compartment has a hot water shower, wash basin and toilet. Breede River House Boat Accommodation at Malagas near swellendam is 230km from Cape Town
Fishing in the Breede River
The outdoor cockpit area is ideal for fishing in theBreede River or just relaxing in the sun. There is an easy access platform with a ladder at the stern for swimming. If you wish to tan or do bird watching the roof deck is ideal.
Sleeping is anywhere they choose within the designated overnight limits of the river – simply lower the anchor and make sure it is secured.
The rates do not include fuel, insurance or service fees.
Rate: Per Night Per Boat – Also See Bottom Of Page!
Low: R 440.00
Mid: R 875.00
High: R 1095.00
MINIMUM RENTAL PERIOD:
Weekend: Friday to Monday 3 nights
Midweek: Monday to Friday 4 nights
LOW SEASON: 01/05/05 to 30/09/05
Weekend -3 nights – R1 750
Mid Week – 4 nights – R1 750
HIGH SEASON: 01/10/05 to 30/04/2006
2005 – R875
2006 – R920
PEAK SEASON: 16/12/05 to 08/01/06 & Easter Weekend 2006
From R995 to R1 095
Amenities of Breede River Houseboats:
KITCHEN: Electrical refrigerator, gas stove with oven and a scullery.
LINEN: One double duvet, duvet cover, two double sheets, four pillows and pillowcases are provided.
Sleeping bags can be hired at an additional fee of R30.00 per day.
The boat sleeps a MAXIMUM of FIVE persons (TWO DOUBLES & ONE SINGLE)
We are only an e-mail away! Please use the Booking Enquiry Form or contact us on the following numbers and use “gardenroutedirectory” as your reference.
Tel No: +27 (0) 28 542 1049
Fax No: +27 (0) 28 542 1718
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