Velddrif a small fisherman’s town located approximately 145Km north of Cape Town. It is situated near the point that the meandering Berg
River flows into the Sea. The town attracts a number of tourists, especially for its wildlife, fishing, yachting and its art galleries
which represents the work of over 100 artists and craftsmen in the area. Birdwatching is a significant component of the town’s tourism
sector and is famous as a rare bird hotspot with over 200 species found in 24000 Hectare wetland. Salt pans and the harvesting of salt
is also part of life in Velddrif.
Map of Velddrif
There are numerous restaurants in Velddrif and nearby Laaiplek which serve fresh fish and other seafood. A holiday resort has grown up around the marina area of Port Owen and Admiral Island Security Village. The annual Berg River Canoe Marathon which starts in Paarl ends at the Carinus Bridge in Velddrif.[It has gained a reputation for being one of the toughest courses in the world, also being the longest course in South Africa.
The harbour at Laaiplek is home to one of two dry docks in South Africa where wooden hulled fishing boats are maintained and refurbished. The harbour is also abuzz with light industries, eateries and curio shops. The waterslides on the beachfront give relief in the hot summer months for the more intrepid.
Planning your wedding or any other function? Veldrift with its most beautiful tranquillity sunset and restaurants will havethe venue for you and with Maxie drive 27 & 29 accommodating 18 people at a time, will make your special day or function less stressful knowing some of your quest is staying here. (click here to view house)