Redelinghuys, Cape West Coast
Lying but two hours' drive from Cape Town, Redelinghuys is known as the potato capital of the Sandveld. It lies on the R366 between Picketberg and Velorenvlei, north of Aurora and en route to Elands Bay, if you like detours.
The village itself is quaint and charming with beautiful scenery and, as with most villages in South Africa, dominated by a magnificent church on its main street with plenty of Victorian architecture to satisfy your craving for sumptuous, historical surrounds.
The town started its life as part of the farm Wittedrift. Today it is used mainly by those in search of time out, a sojourn in the country and those who want to spend time at Velorenvlei estuary, one of the largest natural wetlands and a RAMSAR protected site. From July through to October this part of the world is a floral tapestry to which hikers and nature lovers are drawn.
Visit Redelinghuys to see the Dutch Reformed Church and Bell, the old Church, the Old Pastorie, now a guesthouse, to visit Elands Bay, the Verlorenvlei, and the countryside.
It is a town like Redelinghuys, in amongst the citrus, vines, vegetables and potato fields, that provides an escape that city dwellers are after. Just about the only thing from which the town seems to suffer is its ambiguity – not many people know about it – and there are many, who after discovering the little town are only too pleased that it remain this way.
Get the Scoop
No reviews yet.
Be the first to write a visitor review about Redelinghuys ...
Featured Attractions in (or near) Redelinghuys
Stretching all the way from Diep River in Milnerton, to the Berg River close to Velddrif on the West Coast, the Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve (CWCBR) was designated as such by UNESCO in 2000. The beautiful area of the Cape Floristic Region is deemed worthy of protecting internationally, particularly as ... more information
Verlorenvlei is a long estuary stretching between the villages of Elands Bay and Redelinghuys, some 25 kilometres south of Lambert’s Bay. It is not only one of the largest lakes but one of the few coastal freshwater lakes that is at once one of the most important estuarine systems in the Western Cape ... more information
Just inland from the secluded harbour of Saldanha Bay one finds the azure waters of the Langebaan Lagoon, focal point of the West Coast National Park. Thousands of seabirds roost on sheltered islands, pristine golden beaches stretch endlessly into the early morning mist and brooding salt ... more information
The West Coast is not only esteemed for its seafood. You are also more likely to spot whales north of Cape Town, than in and around the city. The West Coast gets its fair share of the southern right whale, particularly at Melkbosstrand, Bok Point, Yzerfontein, the Rocherpan Nature Reserve near ... more information