21 Feb 2015
to the official Piketberg Tourism website
Piketberg and surrounds
including Goedverwacht, Wittewater and Redelinghuys
Less than two hours drive from Cape Town lies a hidden gem discovered by some and experienced by a few. The rural town of Piketberg and its surrounding areas offer the visitor varied possibilities – spaces to release one's energy or try your skills at fishing, hiking, mountain biking, or simply relaxing and enjoying the breathtaking scenery. Exploring the myriad of opportunities brings the visitor in close contact with the biggest asset of the area: its people. Their connectedness with the earth can be sensed in every contact.
The extraordinary beauty of nature comes as a surprise to many visitors – from wide open spaces in a tapestry of colours, depending on the season, to high rising peaks of table mountain sandstone. The abundance of pristine fynbos and bird life give nature lovers all the entertainment they could ask for. Birding opportunities abound for the ornithologist or the person out to enjoy the cheerful twitter. The more adventurous spirits can take a solo flight, hang gliding or paragliding off the Piketberg Mountain with an undisturbed view of the open spaces below. Watch the beautiful sunsets or marvel at the night sky where light pollution has very little impact on the display of stars.
For the cultural traveller the area offers a variety of mission stations (Moravia, Goedverwacht and Genadenberg) as well as some good historical opportunities. The area boasts one of the largest lakes in the country and one of the few coastal fresh water lakes in South Africa. Verlorenvlei, which lies between the coastal town of Elands Bay and Redelinghuys has been declared a RAMSAR site. Discover the mystique of the wines and champagne of the region at a local wine tasting or indulge in the outstanding arts of internationally acclaimed local artists.
Varied, authentic and affordable accommodation caters for all kinds of traveller – whether you want to rough it or have a five star experience; whether you want to spend one night or a long leisurely holiday. Take time to experience true country hospitality.
For more information contact Piketberg Tourism Office on 022 – 913 2063
or continue to look through our website
Phone/Fax: (022) 913 2063 / +27 22 913 2063
Piketberg Tourism form part of Bergrivier Tourism Organisation.
Click HERE to visit Bergrivier Tourism's website.
Piketberg Museum won the Museum of the Year Award for 2012/2013!
The award was presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport
To Visit Piketberg Museum's Webpage Please Click Here