The pont

The Kei Mouth Ferry/Pont

The Pont began operation in 1990 and has become a vital lifeline for the communities living in the Centane area. Before the Pont, it was either a dice with death in a rowing boat, or a 154km round trip via Butterworth, just to get a few hundred metres to the other side.

The Pont is in operation seven days a week, 365 days a year. They only close when the river is in flood or the tide too low. There is usually only one Pont in operation at a time, but during holidays as many as three can be in action. Each Pont can carry two vehicles at a time and the first crossing of the day is made at 7am, when people from the Transkei side make their way across to work in Kei Mouth.

Ferry Crossing Times and Fares

1 April – 30 September07:00 – 17:00
1 October – 31 March07:00 – 18:00
Motor VehicleR150
Motor Vehicle & TrailerR300
Horses & CattleR70

NB: These times and fares were last updated here on 1 August 2023. We accept no responsibility for out of date information.

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