Piketberg

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Piketberg Travel Guide

Piketberg, formerly known as Piquetberg, is a small town part of the Swartland district stretching from Malmesbury, over Riebeeck Valley, to Piketberg. ‘Piquet’ stems from the French word meaning military post and is said to have come about from the Dutch-Khoikhoi clash in 1673. The town is... Read more

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The museum - The museum is well worth a visit. A great collection of the old and a beautifully arranged history of the area.

Cobie Roelvert
South Africa

Picture pretty - Appears small but has hidden Small town, with many interesting things happening there

Lorainne Stanford
South Africa

The Beguiling Piketberg - It is easy to be dismissive of the small country villages one passes as one hurries on to more well known destinations. But you could be doing yourself a disservice, for often hidden away from view is a special place known to just those more fortunate and to those who stop and take the by-ways. Piketberg and the surrounding villages have much to offer the seasoned traveller perhaps even more so because Piketberg is so beguiling. At once a commercial centre for the farming and industrial community and, at another, an enchanting place with old fruit farms tucked away in mountains and valleys. The mountains above Piketberg hide the farming community of Piket-bo-Berg and it is here, particularly, where nature is close enough to touch. Popular with hikers and bikers and those who simply want to watch birds and look to for endemic fynbos. Eco-farm visits, wine and mead tasting, visits to the farmers’ market for fresh farm produce, mountain hikes, adventure biking, horse trails and rock paintings all to be explored in a place without the fears of city life. The village itself offers history walks and a number of places to while away time over a good meal and a glass of wine. The academic needs of the town are served by a well established and successful boarding school where academic achievement is supported by a keen interest in sport and artistic activities. In fact, the commercial faḉade of Piketberg hides a surprisingly active and talented artistic community and one would be remiss not to stop at the art galleries to view and enjoy the works of art on display. By way of a surprise, a drive through the streets of the old “township” and new subsidy housing development will reveal homes with beautiful gardens; a clear display of pride in a home ownership and of belonging to a broader caring community of people.

Pamela Struthers
South Africa

Spur Piketberg - The local hangout on a Friday night. What a pleasant surprise. Friendly staff, good food and great dining at Spur! Recommended if you have children.

Ben Van der Linde
South Africa

Country life - The ultimate in country life, this town is surrounded by farms. Grab local produce from the farmers and come nose to nose with farm animals such as Jersey cows. A quiet escape for those who are willing to brave the outdoors at its most rural.

Kyle Hepple
South Africa

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  • De Hoek Golf Club De Hoek Golf Club

    Golf Course
    4.3km from Piketberg

    The De Hoek Golf Club is a 9 hole course situated in De Hoek, a few kilometres outside Piketberg. It is...
  • The Baths Hot Springs The Baths Hot Springs

    Hot Springs
    36.9km from Piketberg

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    The Baths, with its natural hot water springs of 43º Celsius, is situated only two hours' drive from...
  • Heuningberg 4x4 Heuningberg 4x4

    4 x 4 Trails
    29.5km from Piketberg

    Heuningberg 4x4 is on a farm between b>Porterville, Moorreesburg and Gouda. This 18 km trail has a...
  • Groot Kliphuis Trail Groot Kliphuis Trail

    Hiking Trail
    34.4km from Piketberg

    The 16 km route from the parking area to Groot Kliphuis is easy-going, following a short section of the...
  • DanielsHoogte Private Reserve DanielsHoogte Private Reserve

    Nature Reserve
    34.6km from Piketberg

    DanielsHoogte is a working farm rich in fynbos and situated at the top of Aurora Mountain, 800 metres...
  • De Tronk Trail De Tronk Trail

    Hiking Trail
    35.6km from Piketberg

    The 13 km hike from the parking area to De Tronk is an easy route along the Kliphuis River and along a...
  • Groot Kliphuis to Perdevlei Groot Kliphuis to Perdevlei

    Hiking Trail
    36.9km from Piketberg

    Hiking from Groot Kliphuis to Perdevlei is a fairly easy 6 km trail leads south to the Klein Kliphuis...
  • De Tronk to Die Hel Trail De Tronk to Die Hel Trail

    Hiking Trail
    44.5km from Piketberg

    The hike from De Tronk to Die Hel is fairly easy until just above the gorge and pool. The descent into...
  • Perdevlei to De Tronk Perdevlei to De Tronk

    Hiking Trail
    44.9km from Piketberg

    The fairly easy trail from Perdevlei to De Tronk follows the Klein Kliphuis River, with lovely swimming...
  • Jakkalskloof 4x4 Jakkalskloof 4x4

    4 x 4 Trails
    49.8km from Piketberg

    Jakkalskloof 4x4 is located 10 km from Redelinghuys on the West Coast countryside. There are two...
  • The Castle Hiking Trail The Castle Hiking Trail

    Hiking Trail
    49.8km from Piketberg

    The Castle Hiking Trail is on Jakkalskloof 4x4 is located 10 km from Redelinghuys on the West Coast...
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Piketberg Restaurants

  • Mountain Creek Spur Mountain Creek Spur

    South African Restaurant
    1.5km from Piketberg

    There are over 237 local Spur steak branches and 28 international ones. Spur offers hearty and...
  • Fat Catz Deli Fat Catz Deli

    Restaurant
    2.3km from Piketberg

    The Fat Catz Deli is situated in the cosy town of Piketberg, surrounded by the Cederberg mountains. Its...
  • Die Sitrus Die Sitrus

    Grills Restaurant
    45.4km from Piketberg

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    Die Sitrus is a coffee shop, a deli and a grill all under the same roof. The coffee shop is open 7 days...
  • Cornberg Café Cornberg Café

    Country Restaurant
    14.9km from Piketberg

    Located in the idyllic village of Koringberg, Cornberg Café is situated in an old farm barn with...
  • True Love Cafe True Love Cafe

    South African Restaurant
    14.9km from Piketberg

    The True Love Cafe in Koringberg, in the heart of the Swartland wheatfields, is a celebration of what is...
  • L Aurore L Aurore

    Fusion Restaurant
    37.4km from Piketberg

    L’Aurora is a quirky restaurant in a small town. The interior is full of odds and ends and the patio a...
  • The Old Village The Old Village

    Country Restaurant
    43.4km from Piketberg

    Set on the beautiful Modderfontein Farm in Citrusdal, you will find The Old Village - a rustic...
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