The Kaaimans River, also known as Keerom River, is a river in the Western Cape, South Africa. The mouth of the river lies near Wilderness. Further upriver, the Kaaimans River Gorge is an ideal place for hiking and whitewater kayaking.Take a look at our Wilderness tour website to schedule your visit to Kaaiman's River and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
The nearest large towns are Mossel Bay and George.
The Kaimaans River was formerly an obstacle for travellers, whose wagons had to wait sometimes for weeks before being able to cross it safely when it ran full of water. It was also nicknamed "Keeromrivier" (Turnabout River) because, faced with the raging waters, some travellers had to turn and try to find another way to reach their destination. Finally this obstacle was overcome when the Seven Passes Road was built by Thomas Charles John Bain.
This river has a tidal estuary at its mouth that was crossed by a bridge, for the Outeniqua Choo Tjoe, the last passenger steam train in Africa that finally ended operation in June 2009.
Tours to Kaaiman's River
7-Day Garden Route, Winelands and Addo Safari from Cape Town BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $631
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Kaaiman's River Reviews
What a great spot this...it looks like this has been realised as they opened a Restuarant there in December'19...a great river to explore on Kayaks, visit the waterfall or paddle to the mouth.....and ... more »
What a setting on the bank of Kaaimans river ! A new restaurant with live music entertaining, beautiful functional decor, friendly waiters, most appitizing food, and afordable prices. more »
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