6 Things to Do in Velddrif That You Shouldn't Miss

January 7, 2018 Enriqueta Cusson

Velddrif or Velddrift (population 7800 in 2007) is a coastal fishing town in the Bergrivier Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa. It is located on the estuary where the Berg River flows into St. Helena Bay.
Restaurants in Velddrif

1. Rocherpan Nature Reserve

Dwarskersbos Road, Velddrif 7365, South Africa +27 79 203 1092
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4.5 based on 59 reviews

Rocherpan Nature Reserve

Reviewed By GrantPill - Hermanus, South Africa

Congratulations Cape Nature. You have truly got Rocherpan just right. The chalets are superb, clean and well maintained. Considering that these are all built with Eco in mind, they are amazingly comfortable. Don't let anyone tell that the water less toilets are gross!! They work well with no smell. There are 4 family units, all with views of the pan and 4 single room units. Everything that one would need is catered for, new kitchen equipment, indoor fire place, outdoor braai, swimming pool and superb service from all staff. They really go out of their way to make a stay enjoyable.
Attractions are of course the pan with water birds for the enthusiast Unfortunately for us the pan was dry - due to the drought in the Cape. But this should not put anyone off. There are still an amazing amount of other bird species to watch and photograph. We were also treated to seeing the most perfect Boomslang being mobbed by the Bulbul's, what a perfect specimen and really not perturbed by us.
Great walks on well marked trails - easy walking as the area is relatively flat. A beach that goes on forever, want privacy be the only footprints, this is a must. Don't miss out on the immaculate picnic and braai spots, and enjoy a perfect sunset drink from the lookout spot.
This reserve comes highly rated by us, and we will definitely be returning when the pan is full.
Keep up the good work Cape Nature

2. Tollie's Boat and River Cruises

Port Owen Dr, Velddrif 7365, South Africa
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4.5 based on 40 reviews

Tollie's Boat and River Cruises

Reviewed By Safaritart - Cape Town

Tollie is a salty ole seadog with a few tall tales! But he's a good laugh and for all his banter is very professional. He knows his birds and there are a lot of them on this Berg River Cruise on Tollie's excellent boat. Bring...MoreThank you ,it was a great trip very special as we got our first rain today,the "Duikers" never lie about the weather.You always welcome!

3. SA Fisheries Museum

De Villiers Street | Laaiplek, Harbour Area, Velddrif 7365, South Africa +27 22 783 2531
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

SA Fisheries Museum

The South African Fisheries Museum Velddrif is a tourist attraction in Velddrif on the West Coast. It opened in December 2009. It exhibits the colourful history of the fishing industry along this coast from the intrepid days of whaling and whalers to present-day pelagic and lobster fishing.

Reviewed By TravelProCapeTown - Cape Town

Great little museum covering the history of the West Coast Fishing Industry from byegone years to recent times. Beautiful model fishing boats and some interesting exhibits showing items used in this industry. Very helpful curator of the museum that will explain the exhibits and tell...MoreDear visitor, thank you, we appreciate your feedback and comments about the museum. Kind regards, Belinda

4. La Vita Spa - Port Owen Marina Resort & Spa

Port Owen Drive, Velddrif 7365, South Africa +27 22 783 1144
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

La Vita Spa - Port Owen Marina Resort & Spa

Reviewed By AmBand - Cape Town Central, South Africa

The spa is very small ...especially the couples room which is cramped. The music was loud for a relaxing massage. The massage oils need to be warmed prior to use especially in winter as the cold oil can leave you feeling more cold. The massage was good although 50 minutes is short for a full body massage.

5. Die Emmertjie

5 Voortrekker Road | Laaiplek, Velddrif 7365, South Africa
Die Emmertjie

A cosy coffee shop well located in the main street of Laaiplek. Serves fresh home baked cakes with a variety of light lunches. Breakfasts are just delicious at affordable pricing. Whilst there browse the adjoining rooms for arts and crafts. Worthwhile stop over when visiting the West Coast area and the venue is easily identifiable by the painted murals done by the owner artist.

6. Sandpiper Yacht Charters

Helena Street | Port Owen Marina, Velddrif 7365, South Africa

Join us on the Sandpiper 2, a luxurious 39ft catamaran for a Valentine's cruise on Sunday, 19 February. Call for more info. All normal rates quoted below are per trip for a maximum of 12 passengers: * 1.5 hour river sundowner/party cruises @ R 2,280 * 4 hour Sandy Point Harbour "fish & chips" cruises @ R 2,640 * Full day anchor trips to Stompneus- or Slippers Bay @ 2,880

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