This small town was established in 1838 and named for Harry Rivers, the Civil Commissioner of the Swellendam District. It lies about 40 km from the coast at Stilbaai and near the Langeberg Mountains. The mountains and beaches offer lovely scenery and opportunities for relaxation. Riversdale is a floral paradise and has a wealth of indigenous flora. The town serves a predominately farming community that produces mainly wheat and grain, fruit, cattle, sheep and honey bush tea.
Adventure And Sport
Adventure: The various recreational and outdoor activities include hiking, bird-watching, 4×4 routes, abseiling, horse-riding, hang-gliding, fishing and water-sports.