Keurbooms River at a glance
Keurbooms River is an ideal area for lovers of nature. The Keurbooms River Nature Reserve is bisected by this tranquil river, which flows down through an unspoilt gorge, its banks still lined with the ancient indigenous trees of the Knysna Forest: Cape beech, stinkwood and yellowwood. The keen observer may be lucky enough to spot caracal, duiker, bush buck, grysbok and even leopard, while more commonly seen are vervet monkeys and mongoose. Visitors are delighted by the abundant birdlife, including the well known Knysna lourie.
Keurbooms Rivier is perfect for swimming, fishing, boating, canoeing and skiing, although there is a point up river beyond which power boats may not pass. Canoes and motor boats are available for hire, and ferry cruises regularly run up river. For those who enjoy the peace of nature, where the only sound is the call of birds, then it is worth the effort to canoe a little further. There is even the possibility of staying overnight in the cabin at Whiskey Creek. Along the banks are secluded shady braai/picnic spots, some only reachable by boat.
Properties with river frontage have access to moorings, while the angling club is a favourite place to meet friends and enjoy a leisurely meal. Holiday resorts along Keurbooms River give the area a laid back ambience, and private properties are commonly let to holiday makers in season.
'Thyme and Again' coffee shop and delicatessen is on the doorstep, while Plettenberg Bay CBD is less than ten minutes drive away.