Kudu Ridge Game Lodge is located in the malaria-free Addo region in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The main river in our area is the Sundays River which flows 250 kilometers from its source in the Compassberg Mountains to the sea near Colchester. This river offers a wide range of activities for visitors’ including canoeing, fishing and boat cruises.

Long and Winding Sundays River

The Sundays River is said to be the fastest flowing river in South Africa. It was originally named the Nukakamma (Grassy Water) by the Khoisan people because the river banks are always green and grassy despite the arid terrain that it runs through in the Karoo.

The source of the river is inland in the Sneeuberg mountains near Nieu-Bethesda. The river flows in a south-easterly direction passing Graaff-Reinet before winding its way into the Zuurberg Mountains which overlooks the Addo Elephant National Park. The river then runs past the town of Kirkwood into the Sundays River Valley and exits in the Indian Ocean in Algoa Bay. The Sundays River Valley is an incredibly fertile valley and therefore rich in natural wild and bird life, a wonder to see from a river cruise.

Addo Actvitiy: Sundays River Boat Cruise

A popular experience in the Addo region is enjoying a Sundays River boat cruise at any time of the year. Visitors can relax, quietly soak up the surrounds and capture close-up photos of many local birds in their natural habitat on the banks of the river. The boat includes a bathroom.

The cruise passes the Alexandria Coastal Dune field and stops at one of the highest sand dunes. For those that have the energy to climb the dune, the reward will be immense with spectacular views of the bay.

Sundays River Cruice essentials:

CRUISE LENGTH: From 1.5 to 2.5 hours


    • Sunrise Bird Watching Cruise: 6:00am – 8:30am
    • Morning Cruise: 10am – 12:30pm
    • Lunchtime Cruise: 1pm – 3:30pm
    • Afternoon Sunset Cruise: 4pm – 6:30pm


    • Jacket or something warm
    • Snacks or picnic
    • Cooler Box (plenty of ice for warm days)
    • Water or drinks
    • Camera
    • Binoculars
    • Sun block cream and hat

Enquire about the Sundays River boat cruise when booking your stay at Kudu Ridge Game Lodge. We can tailor your holiday in Addo to suit your length of stay and itinerary. Email us on stay@kuduridge.co.za or message us Facebook page, via Instagram or on Twitter.