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Bergvliet was formerly a large farm that was owned by Simon van der Stel  © Peter Baker , License


Bergvliet is a beautiful area in the Western Cape in South Africa. Bergvliet translated from Afrikaans into English means Mountain Streamlet" and is well known amongst the locals as Bergvliet Farm. It was formerly a large farm that was owned by Simon van der Stel. The original Cape Dutch style farmhouse still stands on the property.

There are three schools in the Bergvliet area, Bergvliet High, Bergvliet Primary and Sweet Valley Primary. Bergvliet offers spectacular scenic views. There is lots to see and do in the area with many attractions for all ages.

The Cape Horticultural Society's Flower and Garden Show provides the public with an overview of what plants can be grown in ordinary Cape gardens. There is always a wide selection of plants, both indigenous and exotic on sale. It is a great way to spend a Saturday.

The Silvermine Nature Reserve stretches from Kalk Bay through to Constantiaberg. It gets its name from the Silvermine River which starts in the reserve and runs down to Clovelly. There is plenty to do and see at the reserve from hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, picnicking and bird watching to mention only a few.

One of the popular attractions in the area is The Cape Town International Kite Festival is held in Muizenberg, Cape Town. It is an annual festival and is rapidly becoming more and more popular amongst locals and international visitors with well known names getting involved. There's a variety of food stalls, a craft market, kite making and of course kite flying.

The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden began with the creation of a hedgerow of wild almond known as the van Riebeeck's hedge, which was planted as a border to keep the cattle where they belonged. This world-class garden is a must see while in the area.

Bergvliet is situated in the Western Cape which enjoys warm to hot summer months with not much rainfall. The winter months are cool to very cold with most rainfall during these months.

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