EAT, EXPLORE AND EXPERIENCE

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WHAT TO DO

For the Adventurist

WHAT TO SEE

For the Explorer

WHERE TO EAT

For the Hungry

EXPLORE

Our region offers a variety of adventures and places to explore. There is numerous cycling and hiking routes and then there is the Maskam mountain range on the one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other side to explore. River Lodge Vredendal is the ideal place to stay and to enjoy our region.

PEDAL POWER

Our region is a place for adventure. Matzikama offers a variety of cycling routes - a circle route across Gifberg, down to the coast or a trip into the Knersvlakte. Some of the routes are child friendly.

NAMAQUA MINI CAMINO's

Do you like to walk? Then come and test our mini Camino’s. Hike through the Maskam mountains, the West coast from Lamberts bay to Papendorp, explore the Knersvlakte searching for that minute succulents or walk the Saturday morning Parkrun. Catch the moments forever with your happy snappy. Come stay with us and share your experience.

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

Whether you are a 4x4 fundi, or just a normal office worker, our district has something to offer for everyone off the beaten track. Go wild in The Dunes, crawl at Bergkraal 4x4 or do a daytrip to Skilpad for the flower explosion in August and September. Make sure not to miss out and book your stay with us.

TASTE BUD EXPLOITATION

Take the Namaqua West Coast wine route, swirl, smell, sip and swallow - moderately - some of the best award wines South Africa can offer. Enjoy the culinary feasts on the way and test your taste buds to the extreme. You'll be back for more.

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Photo Credit Owen Kitchen Family

FAUNA

At first glance you may think here is no significant fauna. Look closer and you'll find an abundance of different species, from Springbok to the small turtles and gogga's, and even a near extinct frog in the veld closer to the coast at Brand-se-Baai. Do some kayaking from the Olifants River mouth and explore our bird sanctury along the way to us.

FLORA

It is near impossible to describe the Namaqualand flower season; it is flowers en masse. Then in the Knersvlakte you must be on your knees to find the tiny succulents. Although rare, you may also find the sundew on top of the Maskam Mountain close to the Vanrhynsdorp waterfall. At the end of the day, all roads lead back to us for a well-earned rest.

STARRY STARRY NIGHT

Pack a bottle wine, some snacks and do some stargazing from the Knersvlakte, explore the Milky Way, count the satelites and find your way back to us using the Southern Cross. Our pristine and clear skies is a stargazing haven for the avid stargazer trying to find our origins.

DIE KELDERY

Apart from a culinary feast, Die Keldery situated on the premises of Namaqua Wines Spruitdrift offers from time to time some excelent shows by well-known artists. Fully stocked Namaqua Wines cellar. Prepare you for a feast. Thursday dinner comes with a bottomless carafe wine. BOOKING ESSENTIAL: +27 (0) 27 213 3699

THE GRAPE VINE RESTAURANT

Great food, great hosts. This restaurant offers a variety of culinary treats and are known for it's pizzas and steaks. Be on the lookout for weekday specials and take a rest in the lounge at the fireplace during winter times. Fully licensed bar. BOOKING ESSENTIAL: +27 (0) 27 213 1558

THI ART RESTAU

Niche restaurant with a wood stoked pizza oven and Italian styled pizzas, juicy steaks, superb ham burgers and some specialty culinary treats with a fully licensed bar. Be on the lookout for some musical entertainment. BOOKING ESSENTIAL: +27 (0) 76 792 0806

MBC

MASKAM BREWING COMPANY with its own home grown beer. Spacious and safe area for kids to play and best of the best burgers with a fully licenced bar. Excellent hosts. Hang around for the day with some special friends. CALL TO ENQUIRE ABOUT SPECIAL EVENTS: +27 (0) 82 888 0119

Contact us for more information or book your stay if convinced.

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