Approximately 145km north of Cape Town lies the picturesque fishing town of Velddrif.
It has many popular attractions, including the Rocherpan Nature Reserve and SA Fisheries Museum,
making it well worth a visit.
It’s here where the Bergrivier flows into St Helena Bay and is famous for the yearly
Bergrivier Canoe Marathon.
Velddrif is a bird lover’s paradise and is home to over 30 000 birds, with up to 80
species endemic to the Western Cape.
Velddrif is also the center of the bokkom industry. These salted and dried mullets are a delicacy of the West Coast.
Take a trip down the oldest road in Velddrif, Bokkomlaan, where you will find some of these fisheries.
The area offers good fishing for boats, rock and surf angling and sea-going yachts find this a safe basin to moor in.
For any fishing supplies visit Awesome Tackle & Bait in Port Owen.
For a more relaxed sightseeing experience, be sure to book a sunset cruise aboard The Crackling Rosie. Find the perfect gift
for a loved one or even some amazing interior design ideas by visiting the Lighthouse Gift Shop and Deli and Timeless Treasureswith a Modern Twist. For some gardening tips and ideas visit the Bokmakierie Nursery where you can also enjoy a delicious cup
Where to eat?
Stop at Velddrif River market for their famous “spade” platter and enjoy a cocktail at the Shipwreck next to the water.
The River Shack at Knor Varkie is on the R234 Hopefield Road on the banks of the Berg River. They have live music and a
great main and breakfast menu at the restaurant.
Feeling like staying over? Knor Varkie offers a wide variety of accommodation; camping, permanent caravans, permanent tents,
self catering accommodation in the “White House” and Wooden River Cottage.