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If you love ocean breezes, desolate beaches, and the whirling flight of seagulls, then a visit to Velddrif and Dwarskersbos is what you need.  Here you can find stretches of desolate beach, ideal for a walk; in winter, and in spring there are whales and dolphins to watch. Fishing is an all year activity.

If the sea is not for you, it’s easy to find a different mood and a different landscape.  Inland from the coast you can explore the region’s rural heart – dusty farm roads, endless rustling wheat fields and windmills that clatter forlornly.

Bergrivier offers visitors a diverse experience from a long stretch of clear white beaches in Velddrif and Dwarskersbos on the Atlantic, to the rural hinterland hugged by mountains between Piketberg and Porterville. The towering mountain peaks of Piketberg and Porterville are adorned with ancient and intriguing rock formations and fynbos.

The hinterland is the region’s rural heartland – and is crisscrossed by wide dusty farm roads, wheat fields, and small Sandveld villages such as Redelinghuys, Aurora, and Eendekuil. The Sandveld, known for its arid landscape, in spring blooms into a kaleidoscope of colorful flowers.

Goedverwacht is a living landscape rich in culture and heritage. Here you can mingle with the locals; take in a bit of culture and stay overnight in their homes originally built by the Moravian Church in the 1960s.

A perfect hideaway, Bergrivier boasting luxury accommodation ranging from mountain cabins to seaside camping sites.

The towering mountain peaks of Piketberg and Porterville, adorned with ancient and intriguing rock formations, and fynbos-scented mountain air sharpens the senses and inspires the soul. Accommodation in the main towns (Piketberg, Porterville and Velddrif) ranges from luxury mountain cabins to seaside camping sites. Homestays in Goedverwacht offer intimate contact with opportunites for cultural exchanges.