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.


Accepted Boat Licence payment methods include EFT and SnapScan. Annual licences are available here. Annual licence fees are determined by the horsepower of the engine(s). Depending on your engine size and duration of stay, an annual licence may work out cheaper.


Click here to view the by-laws

Buy your Day Permit via EFT

Day permit: A flat rate of R160 per day irrespective of the size of engine(s).

Complete the application form below. Once we have received it, we will send you an email with the banking details and reference for your EFT payment.

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

Day Permit Application Form

    Surname (required)

    Initials (required)

    E-mail address (required)

    Cellphone number (required)

    Are you in possession of a valid skipper's licence? (not required if total HP is less than 15)

    Yes

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

    Yes

    Start date (for Day Permit Only).

    End date (for Day Permit Only).

    Day Permits: A flat rate of R160 per day irrespective of the size of engine(s). Calculation: Number of days x rate per day.

    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.


    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.

    Buy your Day Permit via SnapScan

    Day Permits are now available at the public launch sites in Witsand and Infanta. Sign boards have been installed at Government Slipway, Kraaltjie and Moddergat which inform boat operators of the requirement to be in possession of a valid Municipal Boat Licence as well as offer day permits payments via SnapScan.

    Day permit fee: A flat rate of R 160 per day irrespective of the size of engine(s).


    How to BUY a day permit using SnapScan:

    1. Download the SnapScan app on your smartphone.
    2. Sign up and link to your credit or debit card.
    3. Scan the QR code alongside or on the sign board at the slipway.
    4. Payment calculation: Number of days x rate per day.
    5. Please use your name, surname & cell number as a reference.


    NOTE: Your day permit(s) will only be valid from the purchase date.