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Keurbooms River Nature Reserve

  • 4.5

  • from 99 Google reviews

A bridge over a body of water
A bridge over a body of water

About the garden

Keurbooms River Nature Reserve, a World Heritage Site, is an exquisite, small reserve of just 740 hectares located in the lush Garden Route region just outside Plettenberg Bay. The Keurbooms River passes through the reserve bringing an abundance of water from further up in the Tsitsikamma Mountains to enter the ocean through the stunning estuary. Promising an undiluted nature experience of indigenous forests, unspoilt river gorge, and protected kloofs, this reserve is a favourite destination for both local and international travellers.

Named after the Western keurboom tree, the reserve is a sanctuary for indigenous trees, including the Cape beech, giant stinkwoods and the beautiful Outeniqua yellowwoods. A lush destination filled with an abundance of plant life, the reserve can be explored on walks, boat trips and canoe trails. Swimming and bird watching are also popular activities. Visitors should look out for the quirky vervet monkey, the shy blue duiker, beautiful grysbok and mongoose. Those patient and lucky enough could even spot the elusive leopard. The many bird species provide a musical background to the lush surroundings, with contributions from the Knysna loerie, giant kingfisher, Knysna woodpecker, sunbirds, yellow-billed ducks and more.

Opening times

Office Hours | Monday - Friday: 08h00 to 17h00

Useful details

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No cafe or restaurant on site



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Google reviews

  • 4.5

  • from 99 Google reviews

Linda Duits

2 months ago


Lovely caravan park. Ablutions clean and neat, friendly staff.

Teresa Angless

a month ago


Definitely do the @CapeKayakCamino on this beautiful river

Cindy Lawrence

3 months ago


The ferry was wonderful

Nico Grobbelaar

3 months ago


Beautiful nature along the river

Lizette Vorster

5 months ago


Lovely place and forever resort is lovely to camp. Forever resort just has a very unfriendly way of dealing with potential campers

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+27 (0)44 533 2125

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