Attractions IN Porterville

Landmarks / Mountain Passes

Dasklip Pass

Near the town of Porterville you will find Dasklip Pass, famous for its launching pad for experienced hang-gliders. Local paragliding championships are held here, and the pass is thus usually busy, whatever the weather, for those who are here to jump or ...

Nature Reserves

Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Area

Groot Winterhoek Wilderness area, with its extraordinary rock formations and popular hiking routes, lies about 120 km north of Cape Town in the Western Cape. The Reserve is situated in the Groot Winterhoek mountain range, north of Tulbagh and east of ...

Attractions AROUND Porterville

Nature Reserves

Beaverlac Nature Reserve

This little talked about gem lies just 25 kilometres outside of Porterville, roughly 2 hours from Cape Town, in the Olifants River Mountains in the Cederberg. Over 5 000 hectares of wilderness gives one the opportunity to completely unwind amidst ...

Miscellaneous / Popular Tourist Routes

Berg River Region

North of the Berg River lie the little towns of Piketberg, Porterville, Wittewater, Goedverwacht, Veddrif, Aurora, Eendekuil and Redelinghuys. Known collectively as the Berg River region, the towns fall into an area that moves from the icy waters of the ...

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 ...

Wine Estates

Swartland Wine Estates

The Santam Swartland Wine & Olive Route is the official name of the route established in the Swartland in 1986, and describes the taste bud phenomenon of this scenic paradise. Set against the magnificent backdrop of the hills and mountains, gold-hued ...

Wine Routes

Swartland Wine Route

Meaning ‘black country’ and named after the indigenous Renosterbos, which turns a dark colour at a certain time of the year, the wine route extends from Darling on the west coast down to the Oliphants Mountain at Porterville in the east and includes ...

... and a little further afield

Nature Reserves

Bartholomeus Klip Renosterveld Reserve

On Bartholomeus Klip's grassy plains you will find wild animals in one of the last spaces, so close to a city, that still allows for game to freely graze as they might have done years ago. The quagga breeding programme brings together pairs of zebra that ...

Mountain Passes

Bothmaskloof Pass

Bothmaskloof Pass connects the towns of Malmesbury and Riebeeck Kasteel on the R46. Sometimes also known as Bothmanskloof, the pass takes one over and down the Kasteelberg, descending into the unusually fertile Riebeeck valley, home of olive groves, ...

Golf Courses

De Hoek Golf Club

Just outside of Piketberg is the 9 hole De Hoek Golf Club. Designed in 1960, this phenomenal course is surrounded by farmlands with citrus trees, vines or wheat crops and is shadowed by magnificent mountains. This course is ideal for a day out with the ...

Mountain Passes

Nuwekloof Pass

The Nuwekloof Pass connects the town of Tulbagh with Riebeek-Kasteel and Wellington. Historically it has been called the Oudekloof, Tulbaghkloof and Nieuwekloof Pass (a version it should possibly re-adopt to prevent confusion with the other Nuwekloof, a ...

Nature Reserves

Renosterveld Reserve

Situated in the village of Darling, the Renosterveld Reserve, which you will find at the top of the village on a hill just behind the Darling Primary School, is run by the local municipality and forms part of the Darling commanage. Donated by the local ...

Nature Reserves

Tienie Versveld Reserve

The Tienie Versveld Reserve lies just outside Darling en route to Yzerfontein, part of a farm that was donated to the National Botanical Society of South Africa by none other than a Marthinus Versveld (known locally, obviously, as Oom Tienie). It is an ...

Cultural / Heritage Routes / Landmarks

Verlorenvlei Heritage Settlement

What was once a thriving little hamlet on the shores of Verlorenvlei (40 buildings or ruins were still in evidence in 1992) is only a few surviving langhuis (long house) structures today. These houses are of cultural significance and protected by law ...

Museums

Wheat Industry Museum

As one of only three such museums in the world, the Wheat Industry Museum in Moorreesburg is a truly special feature of the Western Cape, adding to the charm of the South African experience. This museum is dedicated to the history of wheat ...

Porterville as a destination

Also in the neighbourhood

Hermon, Koringberg, Malmesbury, Piketberg, Riebeek Kasteel, Riebeek West

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