Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Herbertsdale (53.7 km from Botterkloof)
Visit one of the Garden Route's best-kept secrets for wine tasting beneath the Langeberg Mountains.
Jakkalsvlei is in the scenic area of Herbertsdale and right off the well-trodden tourist paths of the Garden Route. Here you will find the most beautiful private wine farm with fabulous views, a tranquil atmosphere and award-winning wines.
Mossel Bay (78.7 km from Botterkloof)
Designed by celebrated golf architect Peter Matkovich and pro golfer Darren Clarke, Pinnacle Point Golf Course is one of the Garden Route’s essential destinations.
The flawless eighteen-hole championship golf course stretches for four kilometres along a magnificent coastline. Breathtaking cliff-side holes and a 1000-acre pristine beach...
Stilbaai (7 km from Botterkloof)
Ancient rock pool fish traps, built by the Khoisan up to 3000 years ago, visible at low tide.
These traps are still being regularly maintained, extended and utilized by a group of local enthusiasts.
Five minutes from Stilbaai with parking close to the beach. Good afternoon for kids and adults alike. See if you can spot an octopus and remember...
Game Reserve in Bontebok National Park (89.3 km from Botterkloof)
The smallest of South Africa’s National Parks lacks nothing in beauty. As part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, it’s one of the country’s 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and you’ll always see something in flower.Bontebok National Park plays a significant role in biodiversity conservation. Along with protecting endangered birds and plant species so rare...
Still Bay West (5.9 km from Botterkloof)
A unique, botanically correct fynbos park with over 200 species of fynbos, 11 of which are on the endangered list. The park has an annelematic sundial, where your own shadow tells the time, a labyrinth, a braille trail (for the unsighted), where unsighted and sighted persons can touch, feel and smell various fynbos species and read about them in...
Stilbaai (7.2 km from Botterkloof)
Stilbaai Main Beach is ideal for walking, swimming, rowing, sailing, skiing, and fishing. It’s safe to swim in the sea and walk along the 3 km stretch of sand. Surfers and kite surfers love the waves and the beach is a popular spot for watching whales during winter and spring.
Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve (56.5 km from Botterkloof)
The 10 km Bushbuck Trail in Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve rambles through the pristine mountain fynbos and prime indigenous forest of yellowwoods, ironwoods and stinkwood trees. Underneath the canopy are an abundance of ferns, and numerous birds flit abut the treetops. Depending on weather conditions, the trail may be closed at certain times...
Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve (57.2 km from Botterkloof)
The 15 km Grysbok Trail in Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve takes hikers on an exploration of the pretty mountain fynbos and forest fringes of the Langeberg Mountains. The reserve offers varied birding opportunities. Grysbok and bushbuck can be seen in the fynbos and indigenous forest of yellowwoods, ironwoods and stinkwood trees.
Boggomsbaai (58.7 km from Botterkloof)
Boggomsbaai features a lovely 1 km long stretch of beach, suitable for swimming and other beach activities.
Witsand (60.1 km from Botterkloof)
Witsand Beach is one of the best-kept secrets of the Overberg. Lying at the mouth of the Breede River, it offers excellent prospects for boating and walking.
During winter and spring, Witsand is one of the best places on the South African coastline to for whale watching. Facilities include ample parking, benches with views and a restaurant. ...
Infanta (60.3 km from Botterkloof)
Starting at the Infanta slipway, the Infanta to Moddergat route offers an interesting hike along the beach and riverside. Walk past Kontiki and then along the riverbank until you reach the slipway at Moddergat.
Game Reserve in Boosmansbos Wilderness Area (64.2 km from Botterkloof)
Deep in the Langeberg Mountains and partner to Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve is the hiking paradise of Boosmansbos Wilderness. As part of the Cape Floral Region, it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Fragrant mountain fynbos and indigenous kloof forest characterize the lovely landscape. Some incredibly rare species of Ericas can be found in...
Game Reserve in Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve (65.5 km from Botterkloof)
Excellent bird watching, gorgeous indigenous Knysna forest and mountain fynbos characterize this CapeNature reserve in the Langeberg. The 250-hectare forest is situated 22 km northwest of Heidelberg and is considered the best and largest woodland in the southwestern Cape. The Bushbuck and Grysbok Hiking Trails and a short mountain bike trail...
Boosmansbos Wilderness Area (71.8 km from Botterkloof)
Boosmansbos Wilderness Area in the Langeberg Mountains offers 64 km of unmarked walking paths. Hikers have the freedom to decide on their own route. The two-day hike up Loerklip and down Saagkuilkloof is the most popular. This 27 km circular route is not clearly marked and graded demanding, so it is essential to carry an accurate map. Advance...
Mossel Bay (72.5 km from Botterkloof)
Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 2005, and now resides on the outskirts of Mossel Bay providing a "big cat" experience that is not easily forgotten.
The main focus at Jukani is conservation education, particularly the plight of big cat varieties. Visitors can marvel at these amazing animals, including lions, tigers, leopards, wild...