Where to Stay
What to Do
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.
How to get there
From Cape Town: Take the N2 highway towards Plettenberg Bay. Drive 8km past Plettenberg Bay and turn left at the “ferry” signboard, immediately after crossing the white bridge, and then follow the signs to the reserve.
GPS: 34 0 6.54 S 23 24 8.30 E
Office hours: 08:00–17:00
Tel: +27 (0)44 533 2125
Accommodation and permit bookings Tel: 087 087 8250
Self-catering accommodation starting from R1570
R50 (additional R40 for every overnight)
R30 (additional R20 for every overnight)
Keurbooms River Nature Reserve Filming
Six hours from Cape Town, on the scenic Garden Route toward Nature’s Valley, lies the Keurbooms River Nature Reserve.
It is just six kilometres outside of the popular tourist destination of Plettenberg Bay. A variety of habitats are conserved in the reserve, such as the relatively unspoilt riverine gorge and patches of Knysna forest along the flood banks. In the protected kloofs you will also find coastal fynbos, and estuarine littoral dune fields.