This small town lies on the banks of a tranquil river and the slopes of the Langeberg. The town dates back to 1855 and supports the farming-orientated community that produces mainly wheat, wool and citrus fruits.

Adventure And Sport

Angling: The mouth of the Breede River provides heavenly conditions for anglers and is also a good place for watching the whales.

Adventure Activities: The area around Heidelberg offers a variety of activities, namely mountain-biking, fishing, horse-riding, golf, swimming, tractor and trailer trails and boat hire.

Grootvaderbosch Hiking Trail: The trail winds through areas of great natural beauty.

Fauna And Flora

Birds: Bird-watchers frequent the area along the Breede River and the Langeberg Mountains.

Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve: The reserve covers a 250-ha indigenous forest. The well-known Bushbuck Trail meanders through the reserve and mountain bikers are also catered for.

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