Monday, June 8, 2009

About Riversdale – Garden Route

Riversdale is nestled at the foot of the Sleeping Beauty Mountain on the N2 highway between Cape Town and Mossel Bay. The town has a rich cultural history and has various historical landmarks. Accommodation in Riversdale ranges from B&B and guest houses, guest farms and cottages to self-catering.

Riversdale enjoys moderate climate throughout the year and is considered a year-round holiday destination.

Faming in the Riversdale area comprises of wheat, grain, fruit, cattle, dairy farming, sheep, ostriches, honeybush tea production flower farms for export.

Riversdale makes an ideal stop over or base for exploring the area. Riversdale is located within close proximaty seaside towns such as Still Bay and Witsand and also an excellent base for one-day trips to explore the area.

The area offers 4 x 4 routes, absailing from the waterfalls, horseback safaris, hang gliding, fishing and water sports.

Riversdale has earned its name of the Floral Paradise of the Garden Route because of the abundance of indigenous flora - referred to as Fynbos - which covers the mountains and surrounding areas.

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