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Things to do  

There’s much to see and do in and around Villiersdorp. For a start, the 5 100 ha Theewaterskloof Dam, seventh largest in South Africa, offers a vast range of activities. These include keelboat, multi-hull and dinghy sailing, water sports and fresh water angling.

Villiersdorp is one of four members of the Green Mountain Eco Route. The other three are Botrivier, Elgin Valley (Grabouw), and the Houw Hoek Pass area. Situated in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, the Green Mountain Eco Route offers the ideal introduction to sustainable wine producing practices and biodiversity conservation.

Activities and attractions in Villiersdorp

  • Stroll around the Dagbreek Tractor Museum which is situated in a building that was once a homestead dating back to 1830

  • Book a guided tour of Villiersdorp Cellars, home of the oldest cellar in the Overberg

  • See the historical building Oude Radyn (1844), situated in the town’s Church Street - arguably the only building in the Cape with original wooden Batavian gutters and downpipes

  • Visit the old stone-built St Augustine Anglican Church in Union Street – it has an underground burial vault

  • Do some wine tasting at local wine farms

  • Go mountain biking, hiking, walking, horse riding or try a 4X4 route

  • Pop in to craft shops

  • Browse local art galleries and artist studios

  • Stroke an Alpaca at Helderstroom Alpacas just outside Villiersdorp

  • Go black bass and trout fishing

  • Do some sailing, kite surfing, canoeing, power boating and jet skiing on the Theewaterskloof Dam

  • In quieter periods the Theewaterskloof Dam is an ideal bird watching hot spot

  • As the only place in South Africa that processes and dries persimmons you’ll want to purchase a bag to take home


 
 
Aphrodisiac Shack
     
Traditional methods of both hot and cold smoking, using apple and oak woods, are used to flavour cheese, butter, olive oil, meat and sweets. The Aphrodisiac Shack also offers demonstrations, tastings and tours for parties over 10.

Wholesale and retail. Products are available from Aphrodisiac Shack Deli situated 3 km outside Villiersdorp on the banks of the Theewaterskloof Dam. Open Monday to Friday 08h00-18h00

Telephone number 028 840 0313
Email aphrodisiacshack@gmail.com
Website www.ashack.co.za
Margaret Ramsay Art Studio
     
Margaret and her husband retired to Villiersdorp in the Western Cape in 1999. She joined the Elgin Art Group of artists and within three years was painting in watercolour, acrylic and oils. She works and exhibits at her studio in her lovely home in Villiersdorp and her work is sold widely.

Margaret has exhibited at numerous South African Society of Artists’ exhibitions at Kirstenbosch.

To see her paintings, go to visit the studio at: No.13 Upington Street.

Telephone number 028 8402401
Cellular 0834505351
Email margaret@ramsayart.co.za
Website www.southafricanartists.com/home/margaretschoeman-ramsay
Mosko (Moskonfyt)
     
"Moskonfyt" is a traditional South African grape jam dating back to the 1600's when grapes were first grown in the Cape. Our famous "moskonfyt" is made according to an original recipe. A mixture of grape juice, skin, seeds and pulp is reduced down to a light, sweet syrup. Moskonfyt is traditionally served with fresh farm bread and butter, pancakes, waffles, ice cream or as a basting for snoek or game.

Products are available from Kelkiewyn farm Stall (Villiersdorp) Open Monday - Fridays 08h00 - 17h00 and weekends 08h00-15h00.

Contact person : Caren Smith
Telephone number : 028-8401120
Email : kelkiewyn@vilko.co.za
Website : www.villiersdorpcellar.co.za

Theewaterskloof Country Estate - Golf Club
     
Rated one of the top nine hole courses in South Africa by Golf Digest
spectacular views across the Theewaterskloof dam and the Francshoek Mountains provide the perfect backdrop for a round of golf
golf cars available for hire
Practice green and driving range at the clubhouse
full bar facilities and half-way house catering
8km from villiersdrop on the R43 to Hermanus

Telephone number 028 840 2213
Email twkgolf@telkomsa.net
Website www.theewaterskloof.co.za

 
 
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