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Malgas Ferry

| Breede River, Malagas, South Africa
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On our way to Witsand

What a lovely experience this turned out to be. My first time ever on a ferry. It is a manual/hand... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Annali K
via mobile
A hand drawn Ferry across the Breede River

What an experience, staff were friendly and the view from the pont was beautiful! It starts at 7am... read more

Reviewed March 10, 2018
Michele B
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Western Cape, South Africa
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4 weeks ago
“On our way to Witsand”
Feb 6, 2018
“Last "By Hand" Ferry in the World”
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| Breede River, Malagas, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely experience this turned out to be. My first time ever on a ferry. It is a manual/hand drawn Pont. The distance which it covers is very short but this is a delightful experience not to miss.

Thank Annali K
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

What an experience, staff were friendly and the view from the pont was beautiful! It starts at 7am to 6pm

Thank Michele B
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

This is a must see and use ferry. It takes you across the Breede River at Malagas. A steel cable stretches across the river and at either end of the ferry there is an eye and a roller through which the cable feeds. Two or...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Went to Bontebok park, Berry farm for liquere tasting, cheese stall and visited all the quaint places in Swellendam

Thank ftoua
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

This is a must experience for anyone. This is one of the few and oldest ferries still operating. It’s powered by 2 workers who pull it across the river. 2 cars can fit on it and it’s quite fun to go across the river as...More

Thank Froneman
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

It was an experience. It's not something you see or do every day. Definitely worth doing. Kids love it.

1  Thank BevAM1
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Excellent service and food. You feel welcome. No request from quests are too much for the staff. All the staff are great. You don't want to leave. Great hospitality. Excellent food. Warm and hearty staff

Thank annibell28
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Loved the views and experience, some interesting stickers too. You may have to wait a while until the ferry gets to you.

Thank The_Anita
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We used this ferry quite often in the past and always found it to be efficient with friendly staff. What impressed me this time around was that the ferryman recognised us as coming across the second time the day. His words to me was that...More

Thank Theo P
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

According to the men that work on the ferry, the ferry started operation 157 years ago - in 1860! And by the looks of it, not much have changed! There is not much to do once you are on the other side, but the pure...More

Thank Barbra-Mari
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Response from BevAM1 | Reviewed this property |
No not at all, was driving my tata indica.
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