Black Bird Cruises


Blackbird is a privately owned barge that can take a maximum of 20 passengers, operating on the Vaal River between Vereeniging and the Loch. We proudly boast SAMSA (South African Maritime Safety Association) Certificate for our vessel. Our qualified skippers each hold SAMSA endorsed commercial skippers licences.

The Blackbird has an enclosed bottom deck with large, sliding windows, a fitted bar, braai facility, toilet, music system and an open top sun deck with tables and chairs. It can take up to 20 passengers in a cocktail setting and 12 seated at tables.

Different catering options are available according to passengers requirements : Three course meals by professional caterers, a choice of platters or braai facilities. A cash bar is available at reasonable prices. As this is a privately owned barge, packages can be tailor made to cater for the needs of our clients.

The length of cruises are determined by our clients, starting at 1 hour trips up to 8 hour day- of evening trips. Our regular pick-up point is at Tropicana Lodge, River Road, Vanderbijlpark, with secure parking. Other pick-up points can be arranged to suit passengers.

Contact details: 073 454 9938 or 082 900 5150 Mathilda
Fax No: 086 513 9083

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