In the 'hood, Bonnievale as a destination

This green village is perhaps not as well known as other towns in the Breede Valley, due mainly to the fact that she is bypassed by Route 62 - the longest wine route in the world. However, there are those who are only to happy that the ‘Cinderella of the Breede’ is not inundated with travellers and has remained one of the best kept secrets of the valley. Lying in the shadow of the Langeberg ... cont.

Angora Road, Bonnievale, 6730, Breede River Valley, Western Cape, South Africa

Directions to Bonnievale River Lodge

Bonnievale is 20 minutes from the Route 62 and 20 minutes from the N2. Easily accessible via either the N1 or the N2, it is about 200 kms from the Cape Town area and is a half way stop between Cape Town and George. We are 20 minutes away from Montague, Robertson and Swellendam. We are on the outskirts of Bonnievale about 2kms from town on the Robertson side of Bonnievale.

From the N2 coming from Cape Town:
20kms after Riviersonderend take the Stormsvlei, Bonnievale turnoff to the left. Continue through a small pass for another 20 kms until you come to Bonnievale Wine Cellar on your right. Opposite the cellar turn left onto the R317 to Robertson / McGregor. Continue for exactly 2.4kms and then turn right onto a tar road that takes you toward the river (there is no sign board).

From the N1 coming from Cape Town:
This is a short cut when the river is not in flood. Follow the signs to Bonnievale from Worcestor and Robertson. Turn right at the circle in Robertson to Bonnievale. Continue for about 28kms until you arrive at Bonnievale. At the first stop street in Bonnievale turn right, there is a sign board. Cross the river on the low water bridge. Straight after the river take the first right turn onto a dirt road there is a sign board. Continue until you get to our gate about 100 metres.

From the N1 coming from Cape Town:
Follow the signs to Bonnievale from Worcestor and Robertson. Turn right at the circle in Robertson to Bonnievale. When you reach Bonnievale town centre, continue through the Main Road. Turn right at the sign R317 Stormsvlei. Cross the river, pass Parmalat factory on your left. At Bonnievale Wine Cellar (Kelder) turn right at the sign R317 Robertson, McGregor. Continue for exactly 2.4kms and then turn right toward the river on a tar road.

From the R60 coming from Swellendam or Montagu:
Make your way into Bonnievale via the R60. You will come eventually to a T Junction which is Bonnievale Main Road, turn left. Turn right at the sign which says R317 Stormsvlei. Cross the river, pass Parmalat factory on your left. At Bonnievale Wine Cellar (Kelder) turn right at the sign R317 Robertson, McGregor. While there is the road closure, continue past Swellendam and take the Bonnievale turnoff to the right about 20 mins after Swellendam. Continue for exactly 2.4kms and then turn right toward the river on a tar road.

There may be barrels in the road indicating that the road is closed, ignore these and continue down the road. Just before the river turn left and continue until you reach our gate.

Amenities in the area

  • Bank and/or ATM (3 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (3 km)
  • Business Services (3 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (3 km)
  • Grocery Store (3 km)
  • Post Office (3 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (3 km)
  • Laundromat (4 km)
  • Shopping Mall (25 km)
  • Airport (200 km)

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