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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 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... Show more
Self Catering places can be found from rural to urban areas and can vary in what they offer. They allow plenty freedom and is a great inexpensive way to spend your holiday. They have been widely classified as a “Home away from home”. This is a good option for guests who don’t mind cooking their own food, and are looking for a more independent and flexible form of accommodation. For budget and large families, we would recommend self-catering for a more personalised experience.