190km northwest of Cape Town in the Bergrivier sub-region.
The peaceful village of Redelinghuys lies hidden between patches of blue gum trees and is surrounded by a rocky hillside. The famous Verlorenvlei (RAMSAR site) stretches from the upper reaches at Redelinghuys 30km north and fl ows into the Atlantic Ocean at Elands Bay. It is an excellent base for day trips to the seaside or to explore the scenic countryside. Verlorenvlei is renowned for its prolific birdlife, indigenous fynbos, flora & fauna, potato farms and unspoiled nature. During the flower season, July - September, a kaleidoscopic carpet of sweet-smelling wildfl owers springs to life. Among many others, daisies, chinckerenchees, belladonna lilies, arum and Pink Afrikaner (red lily), also called the Sandveld Lily, can be seen. Redelinghuys is known as the Potato Capital of the Sandveld, as only the best potatoes are grown here and is also the area where the rooibos grows in its natural state and where the unique Rooibos tea is freely available. Various hiking trails meander through spectacular scenery and ancient rock formations. Military history was made at Vegkop along the vlei, where Boer lead Brit into a skirmish at the end of the 19th Century. An exciting re-introduction of wildlife is currently underway and will further enhance the region as a get-up-close-and-personal with nature destination.
Piketberg Tourism Bureau, Museum Complex, PO Box 101, Piketberg, 7320
Tel/Fax: 022 - 913 2063
Open: Mon-Fri: 08:30-13:00, 14:00-17:00
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Wittewater is 19km west of Piketberg in the Bergrivier sub-region.
Wittewater is situated near Piketberg and access is via the R399. The village is known for its simple thatched-roof houses built for the Moravian Missionaries who could not stay at Goedverwacht, as the land was owned by six descendants of a slave named Maniesa, who had inherited the land from Hendrik Schalk Burger.
Piketberg Tourism Bureau, Museum Complex, PO Box 101, PIKETBERG 7320
Tel/Fax: 022 913 2063
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Web: www.piketbergtourism.co.za
Open: Mon-Fri: 8:30-17:00 Sat: 10:00-13.00