Lady Stanford

Board at the bottom of du Toit Street

Meandering its way through Stanford until it meets up with the Hermanus Lagoon, the Klein River originates in its namesake, the Klein River Mountains. The River comprises of 80km, but only stretches across 5km as the crow flies from origin to where it meets the Lagoon. The Klein River is a popular attraction for Stanfordians and visitors alike to gather and soak up the balmy countryside days. The steadily flowing water and its surrounding grassy banks makes it a great spot to enjoy a lovely picnic while taking in the beautiful views of river, village and mountains. It’s also perfect for taking a quick dip in the cool water, gliding along the water by kayak or canoe, enjoying wonderful birdwatching and of course, indulging in a leisurely boat cruise with family, colleagues and friends.

Along with providing us with stunning views and many fun ways to spend our days, the Klein River is also home to a variety of endemic bird species. The trees and reeds on the river banks provide shelter to various species like the African Swamphen, Darter, Little Egret, Glossy Ibis, Spoonbills, Egyptian Goose, Winged Stilt, Black Stork, African Fish Eagle and many more.

The Lady Stanford comfortably accommodates up to 26 passengers and is equipped with various birding books and checklists, binoculars, blankets and a chemical toilet.

Be sure to book your leisure cruise and experience all that the Klein River and its surroundings have to offer with Lady Stanford.


Cruises at 08:00 – 10:00, 10:30 – 12:30, 13:00 – 15:00, 16:00 – sunset

R225 per person Or book the whole boat for a private cruise.