South Africa :: Western Cape (Overberg)
Category: Transportation :: Ferry/Pontoon
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Malgas, formerly called Malagas, is a small village in South Africa. The pont has been in operation since 1860 during daylight hours and it can take a maximum of three cars or 10 ton cargo over the Breede River.
This is an unique pont, and is the last hand drawn pont in South Africa, which is operated / pulled by men with shoulder harnesses and chains. The pont runs daily from sunrise till sunset. If you feeling energetic you can grab a spare harness and assist with the crossing.
Here and there you can still see old road signs with the original Malagas name, like the Malagas Hotel. Either way, both names will take you to the same place. It is said that the name of the village was changed from Malagas to Malgas because post for the village used to end up in Malaga, Spain.
On the Malgas side of the river there is the Malgas Hotel and a shop on the road towards Infanta, a small holiday resort town, as well as the Boathouse Pub & Restaurant and further down the road on the left is the Bush Pub.
|Address :||Malagas, Garden Route, South Africa|
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