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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*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R300
1 night, 2 adults

Beluwi Farmhouse

Sleeps 10 Koringberg Self-catering, Koringberg Country House in Koringberg
15.07km from Piketberg

Beluwi Farmhouse is a privately owned self-catering farmhouse located in the heart of the Swartland....

from R550
1 night, 2 adults

Vleidam Guesthouse

Sleeps 5 Koringberg Self-catering in Koringberg
15.23km from Piketberg

The Vleidam Guesthouse is on the farm Vleidam, close to Koringberg. On the farm you can experience t...

from R650
1 night, 2 adults

Peach Cottage on Langberg Farm

Sleeps 12 Ramblers Park Self-catering, Ramblers Park Tented Camp in Ramblers Park
16.10km from Piketberg

Peach Cottage is the ideal getaway for peace and quiet, sleeping up to eight guests. The cottage fe...

from R1,200
1 night, 2 adults

The House in Lalaland

Sleeps 10 Goedverwacht Self-catering in Goedverwacht
17.58km from Piketberg

This is a spacious self-catering house situated just outside of Piketberg, with beautiful views over...

from R500
1 night, 2 adults

Ons Heem Citrus Cottage

Sleeps 4 Goedverwacht Self-catering in Goedverwacht
18.54km from Piketberg

Ons Heem Citrus Cottage is a comfortable cottage located on a farm near Pikerberg. The thatched cot...

from R600
1 night, 2 adults

Witklip Guest Farm

Sleeps 8 Moorreesburg Self-catering in Moorreesburg
21.65km from Piketberg

Witklip Guest Farm lies in the beautiful Swartland region, just one hour’s drive from Cape Town. Sur...

from R500
1 night, 2 adults

6 on Paul Kruger Street

Sleeps 4 Moorreesburg Self-catering, Moorreesburg Bed and Breakfast in Moorreesburg
27.62km from Piketberg

Situated in the small town of Moorreesburg in the Western Cape, 6 on Paul Kruger Street offers comfo...

from R500
1 night, 2 adults

Mountain Mist

Sleeps 16 Aurora Self-catering in Aurora
28.31km from Piketberg

Experience the peace, tranquility and magnificent views of our unique mountain-top retreat. The sel...

from R460
1 night, 2 adults

Wheatfields Guest House

Sleeps 18 Moorreesburg Self-catering, Moorreesburg Bed and Breakfast in Moorreesburg
28.92km from Piketberg

Wheatfields Guest House is a beautifully restored and stylishly decorated Victorian house located in...

from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Villa-Cho-Co-Latt Guest House

Sleeps 12 Porterville Guest House in Porterville
29.05km from Piketberg

Welcome to Villa-Cho-Co-Latt, a welcoming guest house located in Porterville. We offer accommodatio...

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