Meurant Cottage offers self catering accommodation in Riversdale in the Western Cape's Garden Route. This stylish and spacious self catering cottage (sleeps 6) but also can accommodate an extra guest if required. Conveniently located just 1km from the N2
Koensrust Sea Farm is a beautiful self catering seaside getaway rich in wildlife and scenery near Vermaaklikheid along the south cape coast just 3,5 hours from Cape Town. It offers accommodation in 4 rustic self-catering options spread across the farm, ea
The Beach Shack offers "on the beach" self catering accommodation in Vermaalklikheid, in the Garden Route. The Beach Shack (sleeps 8) is a small simple fisherman's holiday cottage on a coastal farm on the South Cape Coast. It is about 3,5 hours away from
Waterkloof Guest House offers bed and breakfast on a working ostrich farm near Witsand in the Garden Route. Our free range ostrich farm, home to over 2000 ostriches, is situated in the scenic vastness of the Southern Cape, near Swellendam and Heidelberg.
Witsand Cottage offers self catering accommodation in Witsand in the Garden Route. This gracious 3-bedroomed home (sleeps 6) is situated on the Northern bank of the Breede River at Port Beaufort. It is 1km upstream from the mouth at Witsand. The Breede Ri
Tides offers three self catering cottages and one Boathouse all are right on the banks of the river and have stunning views, verandahs and braai areas. Bedrooms have Queen size beds, 100% cotton linen. Kitchens are fully equipped.
The Breede Riverine is only a three hour drive from Cape Town's busy city life, which is close enough to serve as a relaxing weekend getaway for city dwellers.
Heidelberg is situated on the Duivenhoks River and the town was started in 1855 when a new Dutch Reformed congregation was created for the farmers between Swellendam and Riversdale. The town grew around the church and it was named in honour of the german town, Heidelberg, because of the Heidelberg catechism that was practiced in the church.
In 1903 Heidelberg became part of the railway network and today it is an important transport link for the wool, wheat, fruit, and tobacco industries of the area. The river, the Duivenhoks (Dovecote), was named by an explorer, Isaq Schrijver, who observed a lot of doves where the river flows into the Indian Ocean, at a place called Puntjie. The Duivenhoks River has its origins in the Langeberg range and slowly flows through the undulating foothills.
For hikers to the Heidelberg area, a visit to the Boesmansbos area might prove interesting because of the vast variety of birds and fynbos in the area.
The St Barnabas Anglican Church, in the town of Heidelberg, has lovely woodcarvings and cathedral windows and is well worth a visit.
Heidelberg is situated on the N2 national road and is just a short distance away from the start of the garden route and close to the Stil Bay junction.