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If you’re looking for the perfect starting point to begin exploring the scintillating Garden Route then the rustic town of Heidelberg is one of the best locations to do it from. Charming, friendly, and picturesque are just a few of the words to describe this town that finds itself nestled between the Western Cape locales of Swellendam and Riversdale; additionally it is just under 300km out from the magnificent city of Cape Town. Founded in 1855 and named after a German town by the same name, Heidelberg is the perfect destination for a holiday revolving around the Great Outdoors.
With its absolutely superb location travellers to this dazzling Garden Route gem can look forward to a brilliant kaleidoscope of wildlife, plants, and bird species. Heidelberg is indeed a spectacular natural paradise of note as it features the majestic peaks of the Langeberg Mountains in the background, which creates a dramatic setting, and has the tranquil... Show more
For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.