Journey down the Breede River on the Uncle Ben 2, surrounded by the natural beauty of indigenous trees and vibrant birdlife accompanied by a well-stocked picnic basket from our deli, complemented by the fine wines of Viljoensdrift.


Trail your feet in the cool waters of the Breede River, while toasting the good life with a glass of Viljoensdrift wine on board their elegant flat-bottomed river boat named Uncle Ben 2. The approximately 50 minute long meander along the river, flanked by indigenous Breede River Yellowwood and Wild Olive trees teeming with a variety of bird species, sets the scene for a leisurely riverside experience. Fill your picnic basket to the brim with sumptuous fare from our deli, add a bottle or two of Viljoensdrift’s fine wines and enjoy your picnic during your trip down the river. What better way to spend a laid-back afternoon with family and friends?

The 50 minute river cruise comes at a mere R100 for adults and R30 for children between 3 and 12 years. The boat departs daily at various times depending on reservations. Thereafter there will be trips hourly depending on bookings. Advanced bookings essential. Check-in 60 mins. prior to departure.

No private picnics. All food & drinks to be purchased from our restaurant or deli.

For enquiries and/or further information, please contact rivercruises@viljoensdrift.co.za


The Viljoensdrift team creates three different ranges of award-winning wines that appeal to a diverse wine audience – from the most discerning wine connoisseurs to those who enjoy ultra-quaffable wines.

In terms of value-for-money you won’t be disappointed with prices ranging from a pocket-friendly R30.00 to R120.00 – indeed something for every palate and every pocket without compromising on quality.

Savour the cream of the Viljoensdrift crop in the Riverside Tasting Room and make sure to sample and stock up on your favourite wines from the premium Cellarmaster’s Selection, their flagship River Grandeur or the easy-drinking Viljoensdrift range.

Discover our award-winning wines in a relaxed environment. R40 wine tasting of any 4 wines before or after the cruise.


Tues – Fri: 09h00 – 17h00
Sat: 10h00 – 16h00
Every first & last Sunday of the month: 10h00 – 15h00

Peak Season (November till end April)


***Deli closes 30 minutes prior to closing time.***

Closed on Good Friday, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

For enquiries and/or further information, please contact rivercruises@viljoensdrift.co.za