The Kei Mouth 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 May - 31 August 07:00 - 17:30
1 September - 30 April 07:00 - 18:00
Motor Vehicle R90
Motor Vehicle & Trailer R180
Motor Bikes (Return) R80
Motor Bikes (One Way) R40
Horses (Return) R80
Horses & Cattle (One Way) R40
Minimum Charge R90

NB: These times and fares were last updated here on 1 December 2020. We accept no responsibility for out of date information.