The Lady Stanford is a modern, eco-friendly river boat, manned by a qualified skipper and guide, that is set to take guests on leisurely cruises up and down Klein River through Stanford in the Western Cape. The Lady Stanford river cruise is a collaboration between the De Hoop Collection (2 1/2 hours from Cape Town) and Grootbos Private Nature Reserve (2 hours from Cape Town).

The two properties are encouraging guests to enjoy a river cruise on their way to or from either property, and it’s a fantastic way of encouraging guests to explore the beautiful area. The river cruise winds its way gently along the tranquil Klein River from Stanford Village towards the Hermanus Estuary, and on the open upper and lower decks guests can soak up a kaleidoscope of natural colours and the countryside set against a scenic mountain backdrop as well as numerous wildlife and birdlife viewing opportunities along the river.

The Lady Stanford is ideal for family or friends – it comfortably accommodates up to 26 passengers which makes it perfect for special occasions, social events and family gatherings.  It runs daily trips for individual passengers and is also available for exclusive charter and is equipped with various birding books and checklists, binoculars, blankets and a chemical toilet.

There are five scheduled cruises per day, depending on seasons and cruises can be booked on either a per person rate or exclusively.  The per person rate of R295 includes light snacks and refreshments; the exclusive use of the entire boat (no snacks or refreshments provided) – R 3000 (maximum 26 people); the optional picnic bag, which serves two, must be ordered two days in advance – includes a delicious selection of breads, cheeses, salads, charcuterie, pate, dessert and water – R 395.

For more information, phone 082 766 8319, 082 902 1945 or 028 341 0358, or email