Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Greyton (35.5 km from Riviersonderend)
Platkloof Trail is a short walk up the valley through lovely fynbos and a waterfall. Keen birders will enjoy spotting the abundant birdlife.
Enter the Greyton Nature Reserve and take the first path to the left. At the waterfall, turn left. Cross the stream that feeds the waterfall and turn left again and shortly thereafter turn right. Descend to...
Game Reserve in Bontebok National Park (52.3 km from Riviersonderend)
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...
Game Reserve in Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve (8.1 km from Riviersonderend)
The rugged karoo landscape of the Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve offers plenty of activities and scenery to enjoy for visitors.Located just a short distance south of the quaint town of Robertson, Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve is well positioned on the Cape wine route. The reserve is a sanctuary for various wildlife such as klipspringer, grysbok, grey...
Four By Four Trails
McGregor (14.3 km from Riviersonderend)
Groot Toren Eco Experience is located 11 km from McGregor in the Riviersonderend Mountains. The unchallenging 25 km trail heads over the mountains with lookout points viewing the Breede River Valley with Robertson, Ashton, Bonnievale and periodically, Swellendam. The trail takes about 3 to 4 hours to complete and offers a fantastic A-shaped...
McGregor (21.3 km from Riviersonderend)
Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary is situated just 2km outside the village of McGregor on the road to Robertson.
Here you will find a tranquil haven, a place of healing for the broken-spirited, both donkey and human. We invite you to relax and enjoy a quiet interlude, go for a stroll on the circular walk through the vineyards, view our donkeys, do...
Mountain Biking Trails
McGregor (23.6 km from Riviersonderend)
Vrolijkheid Mountain Biking Trail is described as a pleasant 8 km circular route on footpaths and gravel roads through the Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve. Cyclists must remain on the designated route.
Duration: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Distance 8 km
Warning: Extremely high temperatures occur from November to March. Bikers are advised to...
McGregor (24.2 km from Riviersonderend)
The Rooikat Trail is a fairly strenuous circular 19 km trail through the Elandsberg Mountains in Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve. The route offers outstanding scenic views of the Langeberg, Riviersonderend Mountains and countryside around Robertson. There is no water available so hikers need to carry at least 2 litres of water per person.
McGregor (24.4 km from Riviersonderend)
Vrolijkheid Nature Reserve's Heron Trail is an easy 3 km walk that is great fun for families. It usually takes about an hour to complete the fairly flat route to two dams. Each dam has a lovely bird hide.
Duration: 1 hour
Distance 3 km
Four By Four Trails
Greyton (24.9 km from Riviersonderend)
Glen Oaks 4x4 Trail is on a working fruit and livestock farm. The income collected from the 4x4 trail goes to clearing alien vegetation. The trail is quite tricky with a difficulty grading of 3 to 4 and is often used as an obstacle course. The trail can take anything from 3 to 6 hours to complete in dry conditions. The trail is only 8 km long...
McGregor (25 km from Riviersonderend)
The Donkey Sanctuary will warm your heart. The Sanctuary provides a home for abused, neglected and elderly donkeys. Here they can live out their lives with respect and dignity, surrounded by their own kind in a protective and natural environment. You can even adopt one of the donkeys. Facilities include a restaurant, farm stall and kids...
McGregor (27.1 km from Riviersonderend)
The popular Boesmanskloof Trail winds through the only gap in the rugged Riviersonderend Mountain range. This lovely hiking trail links the quaint little towns of McGregor and Greyton.
The route can be hiked either way starting at Die Galg, roughly 14 km from Greyton and McgGregor. It traverses some spectacular mountain scenery with deep rock...
McGregor (27.6 km from Riviersonderend)
Hike along the road to nowhere – The Galg Road. The original pass from McGregor towards Greyton leads up to the mountains and mysteriously disappears at the edge of a steep krantz.
Many local stories speculate about the reason why the road was never completed. In 1862 the village of McGregor was officially proclaimed and the land divided into...
Greyton (29.3 km from Riviersonderend)
Oak Falls is situated halfway between Greyton and McGregor on the Boesmanskloof Hiking Trail. It’s quite feasible to take a picnic and spend the day at this lovely waterfall or cool off in the natural pool if you’re doing the Boesmanskloof Hiking Trail.
Permits are required from Cape Nature for the day trail – wwwcapenature.org.za 0861 227 362...
Robertson (34.1 km from Riviersonderend)
Bon Courage is headed by André Bruwer and his son Jacques; together with a formidable team they produce a selection of superb wines.
Visitors are welcome to the historic tasting room to try out the estate's wines which range from whites, reds, dessert wines, and cap classiques. Enjoy a delicious lunch, a glass of wine or a cup of coffee at Café...
Greyton (34.2 km from Riviersonderend)
This beautiful light walk is 4 km long and takes about an hour. Take the Riviersonderend Road out of the village. After the bridge, turn left and follow river to the picnic site.