Villiersdorp

The “sleeping beauty of the Overberg” was founded in 1843 by Field-Cornet Peter de Villiers and is surrounded by farm-lands and mountains.

Adventure And Sport

Theewaterskloof Dam: The dam is one of the largest dams in the country and is a popular water-sport venue. Many anglers and sailers visit the dam.

Overberg Cycle Tours: Push yourself and your bike to the limit as you attempt to overcome the challenges of the tough mountain terrain.

Art And Crafts

Apple Valley Art Route: The art route leads to the studios of several artists and crafters.

Cuisine

Kelkiewyn Wine Cellar: The cellar was founded in 1922 and offers wine-tastings. Villiersdorp Wine Cellar: The cellar dates from 1922 and is a revered Overberg establishment.

Entertainment And Shopping

Akkedis Flora and Fruit Tours: Operators organise regular tours to farms that produce large amounts of fruit for export.

New Overberg Tours: The itinerary includes several day trips, including sheepdog tours in the company of the renowned dog trainer Ron Phillip.

Fauna And Flora

Wild Flower Garden and Nature Reserve: The reserve boasts some 400 species of fynbos and many species of birds and is thus very popular among nature lovers. The slopes of the Aasvoлl Mountains and Blokkop Peak also lie within in the reserve.

History And Architecture

Bo-Radyn: Bo-Radyn lies on the Elandskloof Pass and was the farmhouse where the founder of Villiersdorp once lived. It dates back to 1777.

De Villiers Graaff School: This distinguished school is over 125 years old.

Oude Radyn: This building in Church Street is the only dwelling in the Cape with its original Batavian gutters.

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