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The coastal fishing town of Velddrif is located near to St Helena Bay on the Cape West Coast. It is found very close to the point where the Berg River flows into the ocean. This estuary is filled with wildlife and is home to around 30 000 birds. A closeness to nature and quiet ambience make Velddrif the perfect place to relax and unwind.
To truly experience the amazing birdlife that Velddrif has to offer, try Tollies River and Boat Cruises. Beautiful sunset and birdwatching cruises are on offer, as well as morning and midday cruises. Safety comes first on these cruises and children are sure to love it!
For a local cultural experience the West Coast Art Gallery showcases the unique work of some of the leading artists and craftsmen along the West Coast. You'll also find the only reed maze in South Africa here.
If you want to make the most of the outdoors, perhaps a kayaking trip from Hopefield to Velddrif would entice you. Berg River Canooze offers a relaxing, downstream trip, stopping at various farms en route. You will find an abundance of birdlife along this route so there is no shortage of scenic beauty
The Berg River Canoe Marathon takes place once a year, beginning in Paarl and ending in Velddrif. It takes place in July when the Berg River is at its highest, and spans some 212km. If you are up for it, this is the ultimate canoeing challenge and one of the toughest water races in the Western Cape.
The Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve stretches all the way from Diep River, in Cape Town, to the Berg River of Velddrif. Biosphere trails are offered for groups of up to 12 people, these trails lead you through all the breathtaking flora of this conserved area. Trails are guided and catered for and all meals are prepared locally in West Coast style.