General Information

The Municipal by-laws regulating the use of the Breede River and Estuary require all power boats to be registered and licensed. Failure to do so renders operators liable to a fine under these by-laws.

Day permits are also available at a flat rate of R165 per day irrespective of the size of engine(s).

Click here to view the by-laws

Buy your Annual Permit via EFT or SnapScan

Please lookup your engine size in the first column of the table on the right. If your boat has only one engine, use the cost in the second column. If your boat has twin engines, please use the cost from the third column.

Complete the application form below. Once your application has been received, we will send you an email containing our banking details and reference for your EFT payment as well as our SnapScan QR Code should you wish to pay via SnapScan.

Licences can be collected at our office in Witsand or at Living the Breede in Malgas.

IMPORTANT: Your application will be processed between the hours of 08h00 - 16h00, Monday to Friday. If you have not received a confirmation email from us, please check your spam folder, especially if you use Gmail. Otherwise, contact us on 028 537 1296.

Annual Permit Application Form

    Surname (required)

    Initials (required)

    ID number (required)

    E-mail address (required)

    Cellphone number (required)

    Length of boat in metres or feet (required)

    Max certified crew (required)

    HP: Engine #1 (required)

    HP: Engine #2 (complete only if you have twin engines)

    Engine type


    Breede Boat Registration number (enter NEW if this is a new registration, LOST if you need a replacement)

    Boat name (enter NA if the boat is not named)

    SAMSA Registration number (enter NA if total HP is less than 15.)

    Are you in possession of a valid skippers ticket? (not required if total HP is less than 15)


    Are you in possession of a valid Certificate of Fitness (COF)? (not required if total HP is less than 15.)


    Amount due (required)

    Collection point (required)

    LBRCT Office, WitsandLiving the Breede, Malgas

    Terms of Use:

    I, the undersigned, declare that I am aware of the Rules and Regulations pertaining to the use of the Breede River, in possession of valid certificates of fitness and skippers qualification, and understand the legal obligations placed on me when using the Breede River. I further acknowledge that the marker buoys placed in the Breede River are for guidance purposes only. I hereby indemnify Swellendam Municipality, Hessequa Municipality, Lower Breede River Conservancy Trust, their management, employees, and agents in respect of any damage of whatsoever nature, however arising or sustained as a result of me operating my boat on the Breede River.

    Notify me of boat licence renewals and other noteworthy information.

    I have read and agree to the Terms of Use as set out above.
    By submitting this form, you are consenting to the LBRCT processing and using any personal information provided in accordance with the Protection of Personal Information Act (4 of 2013).

    IMPORTANT: Allow one business day for processing of licence application. If you have not received a confirmation email from us within 24 hours, please check your spam folder, especially if you use Gmail, otherwise, please phone us on 028 537 1296.

    Annual Boat Licence Fees July 2024 - June 2025