With its abundance of birdlife, tortoises and flora, Kruisrivier is the perfect getaway for nature lovers and hikers. It offers typical outdoor activities like swimming, fishing and walking, while the river that runs through the farm provides several beautiful spots for picnicking.

Activities at Kruisrivier Guest Farm

Swimming at Kruisrivier Guest Farm
Swim in the natural pool, river pool, dams or swimming pool.


Apart from the 10-minute walking trial following the streams and water-falls in the Kruisrivier gardens, there are no other ‘official’ trails on the farm. There are, however, several farm roads (map available) suitable for either hiking or mountain biking, while the more adventurous may wish to follow some of the animal paths in the surrounding hills.


There are several dams on the farm, Spieël-se-Kloof Dam, Drosterskraal Dam and the two dams in Nysend (map available), where you can try for bass and carp. The first two dams are also large enough for canoeing.


Come and add to our bird list (recorded by Gavin Lawson - Cape Bird Club during their stay 23/12/2004 – 03/01/2005). As Kruisrivier is a working ostrich farm you will have ample opportunity to get close to and to photograph the largest species of all living birds on earth.


Great pleasure during the hot summer days.

The Cango Caves, Swartberg Pass, Cango Wildlife Ranch, Calitzdorp (port capital of SA), The Hell (Gamkaskloof), Meiringspoort and Seweweekspoort are close by to visit on day trips.

Contact Details
Tel: 044 213 3788
Fax: 086 619 2280

Postal Address
P.O.Box 124

GPS Co-ordinates
S 33°26.173'
E 21°53.362'

Kruis Rivier Guest Farm

Kruisrivier Guest Farm

Kruisrivier Guest Farm

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