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Botrivier may appear as a sleepy village but scratch a little under the surface and you will find a host of inspiring characters, amazing old farms, unique winemakers and a celebrated hotel whose proprietor is a... Show more

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16 accommodation listings in Botrivier . Enter dates to see full pricing and availability:

Underhill Farm

In Botrivier

There are 3 rentable properties on the farm, UnderHill Farmhouse, UnderHill Cottage and Rivendell cottage. The farmho...

Swimming Pool
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Fireplace
Braai Area
WiFi
Full Kitchen

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R900.0

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Swaynekloof Farm

In Botrivier

Swaynekloof is a life-style farm with sweeping paddocks and a picturesque game reserve. Accommodation includes a four...

Swimming Pool
Dishwasher
Braai Area
Laundry facilities

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R3250.0

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Swaynekloof Farm - Top Cottage

In Botrivier

Swaynekloof is a life-style farm with sweeping paddocks and a picturesque game reserve. Accommodation includes a four...

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Swaynekloof Farm - Heritage Cottage

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Swaynekloof is a life-style farm with sweeping paddocks and a picturesque game reserve. Accommodation includes a four...

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Swaynekloof Farm - Green Cottage

In Botrivier

Swaynekloof is a life-style farm with sweeping paddocks and a picturesque game reserve. Accommodation includes a four...

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Swaynekloof Farm - Riverside Cabin

In Botrivier

Swaynekloof is a life-style farm with sweeping paddocks and a picturesque game reserve. Accommodation includes a four...

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Rooihewel Noord Boerdery

In Botrivier

Rooiheuwel-Noord offers accommodation for our guests in comfortably self-catering cottages on a working dairy farm, w...

Braai Area
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Parking on Premises
Fireplace

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R850

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Blue Crane Villa

In Botrivier

There are five self-catering Villas. One 4 sleeper, three 6 sleepers and one 10 sleeper, each bedroom with en-suite b...

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Hammerkop Villa

In Botrivier

There are five self-catering Villas. One 4 sleeper, three 6 sleepers and one 10 sleeper, each bedroom with en-suite b...

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R4025.0

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Heron Villa

In Botrivier

There are five self-catering Villas. One 4 sleeper, three 6 sleepers and one 10 sleeper, each bedroom with en-suite b...

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R5865.0

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Plover Villa

In Botrivier

There are five self-catering Villas. One 4 sleeper, three 6 sleepers and one 10 sleeper, each bedroom with en-suite b...

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Dove Villa

In Botrivier

There are five self-catering Villas. One 4 sleeper, three 6 sleepers and one 10 sleeper, each bedroom with en-suite b...

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Southern Yurts

In Botrivier

Welcome to a South African yurt getaway! Yurts have become stylish weekend escapes in the UK, Europe and many other p...

Braai Area
WiFi
Camps
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Full Kitchen
Laundry facilities

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R1200

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Beaumont Family Wine

In Botrivier

Relax and enjoy the views from the stoep of either cottage, or cosy up inside with open fireplaces in the kitchen, wo...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen

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R1500.0

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Basterskloof Cottages

In Botrivier

Basterskloof is situated outside Bot River in the Overberg on a beautiful farm. The perfect tranquil getaway for fami...

Swimming Pool
Braai Area
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R900

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Endless Vineyards Boutique Lodge

In Botrivier

Endless Vineyards Boutique Lodge is located on the beautiful Wildekrans Wine Estate, situated near Bot River in the S...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
TV
Braai Area
Conference Facility
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Internet access

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R800

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More info about Botrivier

Botrivier may appear as a sleepy village but scratch a little under the surface and you will find a host of inspiring characters, amazing old farms, unique winemakers and a celebrated hotel whose proprietor is a veritable fountain of information.

Centuries ago, the Khoi-Khoi (meaning men of men) were pastoralists who found the grazing and plentiful water along the Bot River an ideal stop for their cattle. Pioneering Dutch cattle traders later ventured into the area and the first farm was granted to a citizen in 1708. Today, the farms are a mix of cattle, fruit, onion and wine farms and the old railway line can still be seen winding its way through the Houwhoek Mountains to reach the apple farms in adjoining valleys. 

Botrivier is a short distance from many attractions such as the Hermanus Whale Route, a casino and spectacular golf courses, but the town has its own wine route filled with hidden gems where you are greeted with a wave by pedestrians and farmers are always willing to stop and chat. And of course, there’s the hotel proprietor to meet. 

 

Top 6 reasons to visit Botrivier

1. Stop for a cold beer and pub grub at the Botrivier Hotel and catch up on the comings and goings of the village. The interesting memorabilia in the hotel (some with fascinating stories) will keep you endlessly entertained.

2. Visit one of the oldest farms in the area, Compagnes Drift, where the Beaumont Winery is located. Enjoy a superb wine tasting, sample the fresh almonds and check out the fascinating old water mill, beautifully restored and able to produce stone-ground flour.

3. The horse riding trails on offer at Klein Paradys Equestrian Centre range from 30 minutes to a full day and to suit any level of rider. The half and full day rides include a meal and the trails are routed through the beautiful Overberg region.

4. For those seeking an excellent meal to accompany a good bottle of wine, Botrivier has some of the top wineries in the Western Cape, specifically Wildekrans where the chefs scour the fields to determine their dishes of the day, Benguela Cove where fine dishes are presented in a magnificent setting overlooking the Bot River, and Gabrielskloof that offers relaxed meals or to take home from their stocked deli.

5. Travel the van der Stel Pass to experience the beauty of the region and to meet the locals en route. There is an animal training facility on the pass that welcomes visitors while a stop-off at the Goedvertrou wine farm to shoot the breeze with the charismatic lady owner over tea served in fine china is definitely worthwhile. 

6. Drive to Hermanus town nearby to watch the whales in the bay during the mating season. If out of season, the town is still worth visiting for the lively restaurant scene, an African-themed market and marimba bands playing outside the cafés.

 

Transport

Botrivier is 75km away from Cape Town International Airport. Car rental agencies are based at the airport and in Stellenbosch to hire a vehicle or simply book a rental online. A few shuttle service companies nearby offer trips to Hermanus, Cape Town, the Cape Town airport and surrounding areas.

 

Did you know?

The Bot River was used as a landing site for military flying boats during WW2.

At certain times of the year, the Bot River estuary is home to over 30000 red-knobbed coots, an aquatic bird that feeds on plant matter. The presence of coots normally indicates a clean and healthy river system.