Attractions IN/AROUND Riversdale

Nature Reserves

Aardvark Nature Reserve

The Aardvark Nature Reserve spans some 3 400 hectares of the desert biome that characterises Succulent Karoo. This means that the flora is made up of an array of beautiful succulents as well as a number of other wild flowers. a three-hour Aardvark Tour, ...

Nature Reserves

Boosmansbos Wilderness Area

Boosmansbos Wilderness Area lies in the beautiful Langeberg Mountains, over 14 000 hectares that is, in turn, part of the Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve. It is regarded as a hiker's domain, a great space in which to scale peaks to reach views that are ...

Landmarks / Mountain Passes

Garcia's Pass

Garcia's Pass links the towns of Riversdale and Ladismith in the Karoo. Back in the old days the only route through the Langeberg Mountains was via the Plattekloof Pass, something of a detour for farmers who wanted to reach Riversdale and subsequently ...

Beaches

Garden Route Beaches

Your Garden Route accommodation will likely be close to some of the gorgeous beaches that dot this stretch of the South African coastline. The Garden Route connects the two provinces of the Eastern Cape and the Western Cape; and its shores are sprinkled ...

Game Reserves

Garden Route Game Reserve

Garden Route Game Reserve situated in the heartland of the world famous Fynbos Botanical Route, welcomes you to the majestic beauty that fauna and flora has to offer. Come and view the Big Five (still in small family numbers) at Garden Route Game ...

National Parks

Garden Route National Park

The Garden Route National Park, established by SANParks and also known as GRNP, spans an impressive 121 000 hectares and includes the existing Wilderness and Tsitsikamma national parks, the Knysna Lakes area and roughly 52 000 hectares of newly ...

Nature Reserves

Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve

Lying in the heart of the Langeberg Mountains, roughly 22 kilometres north-west of Heidelberg in the Cape Overberg, Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve is exactly as its name denotes - a wonderful large section of forest - 250 hectares of the largest ...

Nature Reserves

Swartberg Nature Reserve

The Swartberg Nature Reserve lies in the Oudtshoorn district between the Great Karoo and Little Karoo, bordered by the Gamka River in the west and the Uniondale / Willowmore road in the east. The Swartberg Reserve encompasses 121,000 heactares of mostly ...

Mountain Passes

Wildehondskloofhoogte Pass

Its long sounding name is indicative of the fact that Wildehondskloofhoogte Pass connects with Op de Tradouw Pass, forming one long, continuous pass through the Langeberg. The Langeberg (Dutch for long mountain) is called such because it ...

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Mountain Passes

Attakwaskloof Pass

The Attakwaskloof Pass lies in the heart of the Outeniqua Mountains, a gravel off-road between Mossel Bay and Oudtshoorn. Most of it runs through the Attakwaskloof Nature Reserve, which forms part of the Outeniqua Nature Reserve and is closed to day ...

Mountain Passes

Ballots Bay Pass

Ballots Bay Pass is a beautiful drive. If it weren't private, every man with a bike would use this over weekends, at least for the scenery, but also for the continuous descent that makes it rather exciting to drive. For those intent on a visit to Ballots ...

Nature Reserves

Ballots Heights Nature Reserve

Ballots Heights Nature Reserve is nestled in the rich foliage of the Western Cape, between Wilderness and George. This is part of the breath-taking Garden Route, famed around the world for its exquisite mountains, ...

Landmarks / Museums / National Monuments

Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex

The Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex is dedicated to celebrating the rich history of this region, and the contributions that it has made to the culture of modern Mossel Bay. It was originally established in the 1960’s, but was officially opened under ...

Nature Reserves / Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries

Birds of Eden Bird Sanctuary

The world’s largest single span aviary, just a few kilometres east of Plettenberg Bay in the Garden Route, where birds are free to fly free provides an incredible experience for those who visit, and a wonderful way of life for over 2000 previously caged ...

Mountain Passes

Bloukrans Pass

Bloukrans River Bridge, just beyond Nature's Valley in the Western Cape, is famous for its bungi jump, reputed to be the highest commercial bungi in the world at 216 metres. But the Bloukrans Pass is one of several passes found in the Tsitsikamma. These ...

Activities

Bloukrans River Bridge

Bungi jump the highest commercial bungi jump in the world! The Bloukrans Bungi Jump surpasses the position previously held by the Victoria Falls as the 'highest bungi in the world". The Bloukrans bridge is 216 m high, the jump is approximately 160 ...

Game Reserves

Botlierskop Game Reserve

Botlierskop is named after one of the spectacular rock formations on the reserve. Botlierskop is a well stocked, free roaming private game reserve, which gives visitors the opportunity to view South African wildlife from the safety of 4x4 vehicles, in ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries / Landmarks / Popular Tourist Routes / Uniquely South African / World Heritage Sites

Cape Floral Region

Cape Floristic Region is a South African UNESCO World Heritage Site: Cape Floral Region Protected Areas in the Western Cape Province, South Africa also known as The Cape Floral ...

Mountain Passes

Cradock Pass

The Cradock Pass, a route over the Outeniquas north of George, has been described by some as 'trecherous'. The adjective more than aptly describes the steep and often dangerous path that rose quickly to a saddle in the mountains and left visible evidence ...

Riversdale as a destination

Also in the neighbourhood

Albertinia, Ballots Bay, Belvidere, Boggomsbaai, Brenton On Sea, Dana Bay, George, Glentana, Goose Valley Golf Estate, Gouritsmond, Great Brak, Harkerville, Hartenbos, Herolds Bay, Hoekwil, Keurboomstrand, Knysna, Lake Brenton, Little Brak, Mossel Bay, Noetzie, Pezula, Pinnacle Point, Plettenberg Bay, Reebok, Rheenendal, Sedgefield, Still Bay, Tergniet, The Crags, Thesen Island, Victoria Bay, Vleesbaai, Wilderness

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