Addo Cruises and Sand Sledding

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Addo Cruises and Sand Sledding is the oldest river cruise company on the Sundays River and we have many years of experience. We have a passion for this magnificent estuary and love showing our guests the spectacular natural beauty of the area. We offer river cruises and sand sledding cruises. The river cruises can be custom made to your requirements or you can jump onto our standard river cruise. Our ferry boat can carry up to 30 guests and we do catering on request.

Apart from our regular cruises our boat can be hired for parties and functions too!

"We are situated on the estuary of the scenic Sundays River with its spectacular sand dunes and breath taking views. The river is calm and peaceful and our tours are great fun and will leave a lasting memory of this wonderful area"

RIVER CRUISES

Hop on the river cruise boat “The Sundays River Ferry” and experience a two and half hour leisurely cruise on the magnificent and breath taking waters of the Sundays River estuary – one of the top rated estuaries in South Africa. Search the river banks, bush and reed beds for a wide variety of bird life and smaller animals like the duiker, bushbuck or the stately Kudu.

Duration: 2.5 Hours
When: 07h00 to 19h00 – Every Day all Year (weather permitting)

SUMMER SEASON:

1/08/2019 – 31/03/2020

Cost: R550.00 per adult

R250.00 per child (12 and under)


SNACKS & EATS ON REQUEST

Sand Sledding Cruise

Sand Sledding (a more glorified version of sand boarding) is the best way to explore and one of the world’s largest coastal dune field systems in the world. These magnificent dunes, known as the Alexandria Coastal Dune System, are situated at the mouth of the Sundays River near the Addo Elephant National Park, a mere 40km from Port Elizabeth. The sand dunes can only be accessed by boat and thus the tour includes a 40 minute river cruise.

Duration: 2.5 Hours
When: 07h00 to 19h00 – Every Day all Year (weather permitting)

SUMMER SEASON:

1/08/2019 – 31/03/2020

Cost: R700.00 per adult

R400.00 per child (12 and under)

COMPLIMENTARY SNACKS & REFRESHMENTS

BOAT CRUISES

The “Sundays River Ferry” was launched in April 2007. She was the first all-aluminium pontoon boat on the Sundays River.  She is 12 meters in length and about 4 meters wide with a lower and upper deck and seating for 30 people. She comes with on-board ablution facilities and is equipped with sliding gang plank at the bow to accommodate folks in wheel chairs. She is powered by twin 60 hp four stroke petrol engines and is equipped with hydraulic steering. She is ideal for boat cruises in the calm water of an estuary or lake.

Duration: 2.5 Hours
When: 07h00 to 19h00 – Every Day all Year (weather permitting)

SUMMER SEASON:

1/08/2019 – 31/03/2020

Cost: R550.00 per adult

R250.00 per child (12 and under)


SNACKS & EATS ON REQUEST

Safety on the Boat

Our safety procedures include providing life jackets for all children aged 5 and under (as required by law) to wear while cruising. We also insist that children aged 5 to 12 wear life jackets and that all children be under adult supervision while the boat is underway. Should any children refuse to wear the life jackets we’ll refuse taking them on board. No children are allowed to go upstairs (upper deck) without being accompanied by an adult.

All children under the age of 18 need to be accompanied by an adult or adult guardian who will also sign our indemnity/trip sheet.

We do a safety briefings, on the boat,  prior every cruise – highlighting the location of safety equipment and emergency procedures. No smoking on the vessel while its underway. An indemnity form is required to be completed and signed by all passengers.

First aid box is standard equipment on board.  Every cruise is conducted under the supervision of a qualified skipper and staff.

Safety while Sand Sledding

Sand sledding (or sand boarding) requires any child to be accompanied and supervised by adults.

The “dry” sand sledding experience does not require any children to wear any safety equipment. Our “mineshaft” sand sledding experience – that ends up half way across the river – requires minor children to wear life jackets. Our staff will always make sure that all children – wanting to do the “mine shaft” sledding experience – can swim and obtain permission from parents or guardians.

GALLERY

ACCOMMODATION

Addo Accommodation

If you’re looking for a place to stay while enjoying our river boat cruise and sand sledding then look no further than Addo Gateway Lodge. ADDO GATEWAY LODGE is a three star rated Bed and Breakfast accommodation establishment with a self-catering option. Conveniently situated in Cannonville the same village from which our river boat cruises are run. We have three bedrooms in the Lodge a two bedroomed cottage. Addo Gateway Lodge is now also APD APPROVED, having a full wheelchair accessible double room for the physically disabled. In total we can accommodate 10-14 guests.

To make a reservation call 082 418 0776 or email maggiemann@addogatewaylodge.co.za

Where to find us

  • 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
  • 1 hour drive from Addo Elephant National Park main gate & entrance