Island Lake Cruise

Cruise the shores of Island Lake and its island looking for aquatic birds and taking in the scenery.  The best time is at sunset or early morning.  We only launch on Island Lake by prior booking.

The lake is usually home to hundreds of Red-knobbed Coots that accumulate in areas sheltered from the wind. The coots nest on heaps of floating reeds and seem to breed all year round. Other birds include, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, African Darter, Reed, Cape and White-breasted Cormorants, Herons and Kingfishers. At sunset hundreds of Cattle Egrets descend on a patch of reeds alongside the lake to roost.

Where : Starting at Island Lake slipway in the SANParks picnic area. Pre-booking for Island Lake is essential as we do not base the boat there. Together we make a date and time and meet you there.


AdultsR180 per person,
Children - R100 per child.

(Cash or Credit Card) Maximum 8 people per trip. Rates exclude SANParks daily conservation fee where applicable.