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About Keurbooms River Nature Reserve

Take time out in an unspoiled wilderness playground near Plettenberg Bay.

The Coca-Cola coloured water lapping the soft sandy beach beckon further exploration into the upper reaches of the Keurbooms River.

Time seems to stand still in the pristine forest of towering Outeniqua yellowwood, Cape beech, giant stinkwood, keurboom and ironwood trees. Indigenous plants cling precariously to the cliff faces. Beyond the woodland agapanthus, arum lilies, bracken, pelargonium and numerous fynbos species proliferate.

Rewarding sightings of Cape clawless otter, mongoose, caracal, genet, baboon, vervet monkey, bushpig, dassie, blue duiker, bushbuck, grysbok and the occasional leopard are not uncommon.

Twitchers will be able to tick off numerous species of forest-, fynbos-, mountain- and river-dwelling birds. Look out for the Knysna lourie, malachite kingfisher, giant kingfisher, Narina Trogan, fish eagle, white-breasted cormorant, African darter, reed cormorant, yellow-billed duck, little grebe, hamerkop, black-headed oriole, Cape batis, Knysna woodpecker and dazzling sunbirds.

Hike along the river bank or paddle upstream in a canoe for a tranquil commune with nature. Beyond the 4 km mark, power boats are prohibited. All you will hear further up this unspoilt gorge is the faint sounds of the forest and spirited chorus of birdsong.

Permits for the reserve, one-hour hiking trail and boating on the river are available at the entrance.

Things to do in Keurboomstrand

Accommodation near Keurbooms River Nature Reserve

The Dunes Hotel and Resort

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Sleeps 102 in 33 rooms

For a truly exceptional seaside experience just outside of premier holiday town of Plettenberg Bay...
from R1190
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Plett Beach House

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Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Plett Beach House is located a mere 50 m from Keurbooms Beach and a 10-minute drive from the centre of Plettenberg Bay. It has 360° views...
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The Dunes Resort and Hotel

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Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

The Dunes Resort and Hotel in the small town of Keurboomstrand, offering beautiful stretches of...
from R950
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17 Milkwood Glen Keurbooms

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Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Holiday cottage situated about 70 m from the secluded Keurbooms beach near Plettenberg Bay. Here...
from R935
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107 The Dunes

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Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Our self-contained 4 Star six sleeper duplex (4 Adults and 2 Children) offers a private garden with table and chairs, a carport, barbeque...
from R1000
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Baywatch - Pinehaven Farm

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Sleeps 2 in 1 room

Baywatch is situated in the picturesque countryside of Pinehaven Farm on the heights above Plettenberg Bay. Baywatch relishes in...
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Keurbooms River Nature Reserve Map

Keurbooms River Nature Reserve is 5.3km from the centre of Keurboomstrand , the nearest airport 113.1km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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