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River Cruise


Activity Description

Trail your feet in the cool waters of the Breede River, while toasting the good life with a glass of Viljoensdrift wine on board their elegant flat-bottomed river boat named Uncle Ben 2.

The approximately 1 hour-long meander along the river, flanked by indigenous Breede River Yellowwood and Wild Olive trees teeming with a variety of bird species, sets the scene for a leisurely riverside experience. Fill your picnic basket to the brim with sumptuous fare from our deli, add a bottle or two of Viljoensdrift’s fine wines and enjoy your picnic during your trip down the river. What better way to spend a laid-back afternoon with family and friends?

The 50 minute river cruise comes at a mere R80 for adults, including wine tasting prior to departure, and R20 for children between 3 and 12 years. The boat departs daily at various times depending on reservations. Minimum of 6 adults required per cruise

Thereafter there will be trips hourly depending on bookings. Advanced bookings essential. Check-in 45 mins. prior to departure.

We do not allow guests to bring their own food or beverages to the estate, so everything needs to be purchased in our self-help deli.


Duration50 minutes
WhenAll year round except for Good Friday,Christmas Eve, Christmas day & New year's day.
WhereViljoensdrift Wines
WeatherWeather dependent Service
What to WearComfortable clothing
Things to BringCamera Sunscreen Picnic blanket
Guests or SpectatorsOnly paying guest allowed on boat cruise


Minimum Age3 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsRiver Cruise > please collect your boat pass at reception on arrival.

Meals and refreshments (order at deli)
we do not allow guests to bring their own food or beverages to the estate.



Complimentary informal Wine Tasting at reception before the cruise departs
Select your picnic and choice of wine/beverage, at our self help deli, to enjoy on or off the cruises.
Hot foods and platters are not served on the cruises.
No bookings required for picnic/lunches or informal wine tasting.
River Cruise 50 minutes > Reservations essential
Open 7 days a week until end March 2018 Thereafter >
Hours of Trading : Monday to Sat 10h00 >16h00. Sunday only 1st Sunday of each month. 10h00>15h00.

Wheelchair friendly

Customer Reviews

This was our second visit to Viljoensdrift and we enjoyed it as much as the first time. The entire experience with the wine tasting followed by a most enjoyable river cruise makes this place a must visit. Before the cruise started we went to the onsite deli and choose an assortment of delicious treats and a bottle of bubbly to enjoy while we were on our river cruise. We will definitely be back. - Ann Skinner

Was an incredible experience. So relaxing and you could take in the beauty of the place. - Riaan Viljoen

Very enjoyable. Good variety of items to choose from at the deli. Wine tasting was enjoyable. - Dereck Hirson

It was a most enjoyable visit on the river and pizza afterwards at the deck Deli. - Joanne de Beer

Hi there the best experience I had in years and the wine out of the world will recommend to anyone. Something you can look at as an improvement is that the skipper give information on the farm. - David Williams

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