Velddrif is 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 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 are also part of life in Velddrif.
The taste-buds don’t come off badly at all. As part of the Crayfish Route, Velddrif is well-known for its seafood delicacies – particularly Bokkoms (dried fish on the banks of the Berg River). There are numerous restaurants in Velddrif and nearby Laaiplek which serve fresh fish and other seafood.
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.
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