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.
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.
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.
Tours To Kaaiman's River
3-Day Garden Route Highlights with 4x4 Safari Small Group Tour from Cape Town BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $314
Duration: 3 days
7-Day Garden Route, Winelands and Addo Small Group Combo Tour from Cape Town BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $649
Duration: 7 days
Kaaiman's River Reviews
Situated between Wilderness and Vic Bay where you can simply go for lunch or rent a kayak. Always the highlight of our trip to the Wilderness. The trick is to get there early (before 9am at least... more »
Fabulous staff, good food, wonderful setting - what more can I say. Loved it. Have been here a couple of times and it never disappoints. more »
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