Hessequa & surrounds

Hessequa Tourism

Hessequa - Local Tourism overview

Your guide to a perfect Hessequa holiday

The region nestles in the shadow of the shadows of the Langeberg Mountains and in the embrace of the warm Indian Ocean, stretching from the Breede River in the west to the Gourits River in the east. Come and make lifelong memories together by immersing yourself in a world of personalised and memorable experiences.

Riversdale has a cultural heritage and historical landmarks. Here you can view the Sleeping Beauty and Langeberg mountains from and around town. Enjoy water skiing on the Korentepoort Dam, golf or canoeing, bass fishing and other water sports. Glance at old furniture in museums and the famous Blombos Cave near Riversdale. The archeological dig at Blombos is proof of the development of modern man in the region 77 000 years back. View ancient Khoi-San rock drawings or join an architectural tour.

Witsand which is surrounded by the Breederiver estuary and the Indian Ocean, is the home of the Southern Right Whale and known as The Whale Nursery of South Africa. St Sebastian Bay houses the largest winter migration population of these Whales. Here whale watching are offered to tourists.

Still Bay is a seaside village forms part of the “Garden Route” and is near Jongensfontein and Melkhoutfontein and located along the Goukou River estuary where it meets the Indian Ocean. The town which lies 26 kilometre from the N2 between Mossel Bay and Riversdale, is serviced by the George airport, situated 150 km east – also with a local airstrip for small aircrafts and a nearby fishing harbor. Many water- and sport activities can be undertaken at the Blue Flag status awarded “Lappiesbaai”, the lagoon and Goukou river.

Albertinia is home to the Aloe is a quint little town with a friendly hospitable community who would like to invite you to visit them. Albertinia is also a town who supports Agri tourism and has the ability to sustain conservation at its best.

Heidelberg lies within the Cape Floral Region World Heritage Site, lies on the foothills of the Langeberg Mountains and is the western gateway to the world-renowned Garden Route. A quiet hamlet of tranquil country living on the banks of the Duivenhoks River, the town and surrounds has some of the most scenic spots on the route and is home to beautiful old Gothic and Cape-style buildings dating back some 200 years.What is special about this second oldest town in the region is that it is perfectly positioned for day drives in and around the Hessequa and beyond. Expect to find warm and friendly hosts in the town and surrounds’ many accommodations that include nature reserves and farm stays.

Gouritsmond is a destination where you can enjoy skiing, boating, rubber-ducking, surfing etc on the white beaches or river banks, in this coastal town. Set off on a deep-sea fishing trip, or ski on the Gourits River. During Winter and Spring observe Southern Right whales frolicking in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

Riversdale Tourism:
Tel: +27(0)28 713 1996
Fax: +27(0)28 713 1996
Web: Visit Hessequa Tourism website
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