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The Bergrivier region and the beautiful towns within it – which are right on Cape Town’s doorstep – offer something for everyone this summer and are also close enough for day-trippers to enjoy. There are a vast array of activities, accommodation options, and some of the most pristine and untouched nature reserves, wetlands, lagoons, mountain landscapes, and more… Click here for more

One of the best things about living in the Western Cape is the easy accessibility to the mountains. Whether you’re looking to marvel at its glory or head up for a fitness activity like hiking, trail running, or mountain biking, the Western Cape mountains offer plenty to enjoy . . . Click here for more

This weekend we’re ditching city living to explore the great outdoors in search of some of the best country markets located right on Cape Town’s doorstep. . . . Click here for more

 The Groot Winterhoek range above Porterville must surely rate as one of South Africa’s most under-utilised mountain biking destinations. This is about to change with the local Bergrivier Tourism Region’s initiative, a ‘Wines to Wilderness’ Route. By Jaques Marais . . . Click here for more

On the 3rd of September the town will be hosting its not-to-be missed Om Die Berg mountain bike challenge. The event offers an exciting nine stage, 55km mountain bike race – with a route traversing the base of the mountain; a less grueling 20km route; and a leisurely 10km cycle route. There is also a 21km trail run taking place, as well as a 10km walking route for a more sedate pace...  Click here for more

School holidays are upon us and many people may be wondering what to do with their families for the break.  The good news for those who haven’t yet made any plans is that there is a myriad of fun and affordable options just a stone’s throw from Cape Town in the Bergrivier region…  Click here for more

From bustling rural village life to wide-open spaces, nature, and wildlife to culture, breath-taking scenery to sun-soaked coasts – the Bergrivier region, situated right on Cape Town’s doorstep …  Click here for more

According to Google, the term “foodie” first started trending in 2004. 18 years on and foodies continue to rise in numbers as more people profess, and explore, their love for the world of food and drink. Hand in hand with this is the growing trend of culinary tourism as foodies seek out new and exciting gastronomic adventures …  Click here for more

What’s not to love about being closer to nature, with easy access to adventures such as hiking, fishing, kayaking, star-gazing and mountain biking – or maybe just reading and relaxing around the campfire with a cold drink and few marshmallows on a stick. And all at an affordable price too! …  Click here for more

Camping is becoming one of the most popular ways for people to get away, relax, escape stress and clear their minds – while also spending times in the outdoors reconnecting with friends and family and making memories….  Click here for more

The Bergrivier region, which lies just north of Cape Town, has been officially dubbed as the Adventure Capital of the West Coast and it is no surprise as to why. …  Click here for more

The 5th Annual Velddrif Swim takes place on Saturday 20 November in the picturesque Port Owen Marina in Velddrif on the West Coast. The event is open to all levels of fitness and is split into three different categories. …  Click here for more

The annual event will be taking place once again in the picturesque town of Porterville in the Swartland, north of Cape Town, from the 26th to the 29th of November. …  Click here for more

The art experience – now in its fourth year – provides an opportunity to view and purchase a wide variety of art from both emerging and acclaimed artists who have made Porterville their home…  Click here for more

This popular art experience – now in its fourth year – provides visitors with the chance to view and purchase a wide variety of art from both emerging and acclaimed artists.  There is something for everyone …. Click here for more

1 October marks the fourth annual Proudly Porterville event, inviting South Africans to explore the Swartland’s rich offering of art, culture and cuisine…  Click here for more

If you have been following my work within the South African travel space especially the Western Cape Province, you would know that I am passionate about exploring secluded picturesque small towns …  Click here for more

Time to grab your artsy friend and the one who keeps saying they want to get into art culture because there’s an entire art weekend on the horizon in the little town of Porterville…  Click here for more

A fascinating new self-guided tour has been launched in the town of Piketberg in the Western Cape, which takes visitors on a journey back in time to experience the rich history and historic buildings of this beautiful village… Click here for more

The app, which is available via the app store for both Android and IOS, has been funded by the office of the executive mayor of Bergrivier, Alderman Ray van Rooy. He said Bergrivier Tourism was passionate about helping the businesses and communities within the Bergrivier region and wanted to create this platform… Click here for more

Good news – despite uncertainty about what Covid restrictions would mean for public events, the Proudly Porterville Art Weekend, an annual event that has firmly made a name for itself on the events calendar, will be taking place once again in the picturesque town of Porterville in the Swartland from the 26th to the 29th of November…. Click here for more

Join us on October 14th for an epic day of mountain biking at the Piketberg MTB Challenge hosted by Org De Rac.