About Velddrif

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)


Die Pont Restaurant

Die Pont Restaurant

022 783 1137 Website
The Eigebraai
Ek & Djy Visserye

Ek & Djy Visserye

082 380 4083 Website
Soverby Lapa
Pelican Trading post

Pelican Trading post

072 197 7410 Website


022 783 0818 Website
Lavender & lime coffee shop & nursery

Lavender and lime coffee
shop & nursery

022 783 0252 Website

Things to do in Velddrif

Game & Nature Reserve
Horse riding in Fossil Park
SA Fisheries Museum
Thali Thali Game Lodge
Sailing trips
Bird watching
4X4 trails
Art galleries
(Ek & Djy Vissery)
Canoeing and leisure activities
View the flowers in spring season
Hiking & Cycling routs


Super SparTel: 022 783 0541

Tollie's River & Boat Cruises

Boat cruises up and down river on the Berg river in Velddrif. Catering for: birdwatchers, private functions, pleasure cruises, corporate functions. 079 763 6966 More Info

Oupa se koffiestoor

If you are looking for the best coffee in Velddrif then look no further. As well as having the best coffee, they serve a wide selection of tasty light meals. Deliveries can be arranged by phoning them directly, Breakfast or Lunch.

Menu 022 783 1653 More Info