Sundays River Ferry – Addo and Port Elizabeth Boat Trips

Sundays River Ferry offers the perfect outdoor and team-building activity just outside Port Elizabeth. We are situated in a small village known as Cannonville which is a short drive from Port Elizabeth on the N2 towards Grahamstown near Colchester – Eastern Cape.

Situated on the estuary of the scenic Sundays River at the southern gate to the Addo Elephant National Park with its spectacular sand dunes and breathtaking views of the city of Port Elizabeth and Algoa Bay. We are also close to the Marine section of the Addo Elephant National Park. The river is calm and peaceful and offers a relaxing and memorable cruising.

Although we are known as the
“Sundays River Ferry”

Cruising occurs on a daily basis (weather permitting, bookings essential!)


New Activity!Addo Sand Sledding

This popular new activity provided by The Sundays River Ferry is for young and old! Sand Sledding is Sand Boarding with a difference.  Sand Sledding can be enjoyed right through the year and is the best way to enjoy these magnificent dunes.

More Info…
Addo Sand Sledding is:

  • Safe
  • For All Ages
  • Includes: Free Ferry Trip, Equipment and Instructor
  • Ablutions Available

No Experience Required!


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Standard River Cruises

Our standard river cruises has optional catering on or off the boat. On-Board catering consists of finger snacks, Off-Boat catering can be a sit down meal or a spit braai. Please enquire about catering before booking.

Scenic River Cruise on Sundays River

Unique river cruising or river safari on The Sundays River Ferry cruiser boat. Enjoy the exceptional natural scenery and beauty of one of the top rated estuaries in South Africa.

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Perfect For: Birthday Parties, Family Outings, Bird Watching.
You are welcome to bring you food and drink.


Add sandboardingto the standard cruise and enjoy the breathtaking views of the world renowned Alexandria Coastal Dune Field, one of the largest of its kind in the world.

Stop over for sand boarding and swimming.

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Perfect For: Birthday Parties, Family Outings, Adrenalin Junkies, Teambuilding, Adventure Seakers
Juice and Light Snacks Provided


Corporate & Group Cruises

Catering for up to 15 people can be done on board. For bigger groups catering is done on land.

Corporate Groups River Cruise & Sand Sledding

The craft boasts a number of features such as a toilet on-board, an upper viewing deck and easy on and off access via a retractable gangplank. Ideal for Corporate functions and Team-building. This cruise can include the San Sledding as well (optional).

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Perfect For: Team-building, Year End Functions, Corporate Events
Catered and Self Catering Options Available


Cruise for Schools & Church Groups

Experience the wonder of a scenic cruise down to the Sundays River mouth to enjoy the breathtaking views of the world renowned Alexandria Coastal Dune Field, one of the largest of its kind in the world. There is an optional sand sledding activity with these cruises, enquire about extra activities.

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Perfect For: School Trips, Leadership Initiatives, Educational Field Trips, Church Outings
Catered and Self Catering Options Available


Where we are Located

  • In the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
  • In the village of Cannonville on the Sundays River estuary, a 10 minute drive (5km) from Camp Matyholweni in the Addo Elephant National Park’s southern section
  • 45km from the Port Elizabeth Airport on the N2 Eastwards
  • 50km radius from Shamwari, Amakhala, Kwantu, Pumba and Schotia Safaris game reserves
  • 50 minute drive from Grahamstown
  • 2½ hour drive from East London
  • 3 hour drive from Knysna
  • 3 hour drive from Graaff-Reinet
  • 1 hour drive from Addo Elephant National Park main gate & entrance

More About the Ferry

  • carries up to 30 passengers
  • is stable and safe for a comfortable cruise
  • easy access with sturdy handrails for the elderly
  • wheelchair friendly – both access and seating
  • toilet facilities on board
  • seating layout can be customised
  • surveyed, registered and fully insured
  • Safety equipment and life jackets for all on board
  • No Smoking on board while cruising
  • Read reviews of Sundays River Ferry

Our Accommodation

contact Maggie or Les


phone :041 468 0140

cell :082 418 0776


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