• Cost: R3000 per person
  • Duration: 2 Days; 5.5km on the first day and 3km on the 2nd day.
  • Minimum Pax: 49

  • Mobility: Not wheelchair accessible but we welcome disabled swimmers.

  • Inclusions: All meals during your stay.
  • Operates: February 2-4
  • Accommodation: Woodlands Cottages (shared accommodation, various options)

footage credited to Mike Fairall

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Between Tsitsikamma and East London there lies a stretch of coastal belt, decorated with countless little villages, offering access to beaches, rivers, lagoons and hiking trails. Some of the best surfing and swimming beaches that get the most sunshine in the country – 320 days out of 365 – Welcome to the Sunshine Coast of South Africa!

For this adventure, we have tapped into two of those rivers, the Kariega and the Bushmans Rivers. The Kariega River which starts 24 km west of Grahamstown, is characterized by its intermittent flow and empties into the ocean through an estuary.

The Bushmans River Mouth and its appeal dates back to 1897 when farmers from nearby towns like Somerset East, Cradock, Cookhouse and Paterson were granted permission by the department of Forestry, who owned the land, to camp along the banks of the river during the Christmas Holiday season. Farmers would trek with ox wagons, fully laden with food, livestock and water, to this remote area. All congregating at the mouth of the Bushmans River. Join us for this epic adventure and swim where those who came before us soaked up the sunshine.

–       Day 1:  is approximately a 5.5km tide assisted swim from the slipway near the mouth of the Kariega River to Cob Bay, a privately owned game reserve.

–       Day 2:  is on the Bushmans River, from a beach near the mouth and is a 3km’s tide assisted upriver swim, which ends at the Sandbar floating restaurant.

Accommodation is at Woodlands Cottages – Situated high on the banks of the Bushman’s River, Woodlands Cottages is a birder’s paradise. A wide variety of species are spotted daily, including, for example, the lovely Loerie. Accommodation is in shared cottages and can accommodate 49 swimmers in various shared room types – first come first serve. All meals are included in this amazing weekend away, drinks are for your own account. Don’t have FOMO – book now!

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