— Vanwyksdorp —
This small rural village is about 10 minutes’ drive away. It was founded in 1838 by the Van Wyk family and a few of their descendants still live amongst the population of about 800 people.
It is traditionally a farming community, with an eclectic mix of locals who add colour and flavour to the village.
You will notice a large area under construction. This is the exciting new Jobs4Carbon project with the dual focus of job creation and environmental restoration focussing on the re-establishment of the indigenous ‘spekboom’ plant, a carbon sponge that impacts our air quality.
— NATURE TRAILS —
Hikers, bikers and 4×4 drivers are spoilt for choice with a range of routes from the more prosaic, to the adventurous, to the bone crunching. A few hours of wandering through the lush vegetation and enjoying the spectacular views, perhaps enjoying a picnic at a quiet spot along the way, will restore a harried soul.
— OLIVE TOUR & TASTING —
There is a walking trail around the olive grove, but a tour of the state-of-the-art olive processing plant is really something special. The tour is followed by a tasting, while olives and olive oil are for sale. (Tours to be booked in advance)
— NEIGHBOURING TOWNS —
Ladismith is a pleasant drive away, and en route to Seweweekspoort, a rugged mountain ravine with incredible scenery
Further south Riversdale joins the Garden Route with quaint shops and rolling wheat fields