Things to Do in Botrivier
Botrivier might be a small town but it has a little something for everyone, from outdoor adventure seekers to artsy folk looking to be inspired by the local talent. Situated in the Houw Hoek Mountain Range there is no shortage of landscape to explore, incredible scenery to take in from every direction and a wide choice of activities.
Being surrounded by farms means that Botrivier is a hub from which to plan things to do in the outdoors. The list is quite endless, the most popular holiday adventures span from hiking, mountain biking, quad biking, kayaking and rafting, to fishing and bird watching. And of course, the ever-popular golf courses. There is something for every age group and fitness level to enjoy and there are even guided tours that you can book for a bit more of an educational experience - especially the Kogelberg Nature Reserve and its biodiverse fauna and flora, which is actively protected.
This village is truly a gem for any wine enthusiast. The Botrivier Wine Route has grown in acclaim over the last decade and there are now several popular wine-producing establishments surrounding the town. You can explore these for free and many of the tasting opportunities aren’t charged for, with the wine estates choosing to make money from the bottles they sell rather than the visitors to the cellars. While wine tasting itself is for adults, children love exploring these amazing farms and many of the restaurants are also child-friendly in terms of menu.
There is a wonderful gallery to visit by the Botrivier Hotel for anyone passionate about the arts. Those who spend their time curating exhibits here are on a mission to facilitate local talent getting an opportunity to express themselves through art. That’s why throughout the year you will be able to pop in and view some of the best up-and-coming artists in the Cape Town and Overberg area.
If you can make it, definitely try and visit the town during one of the annual events or festivals. This is when this sleepy glen becomes a bustling and festive hub. These are usually around harvest time and give visitors a wonderful opportunity to partake in the agricultural activities that are prevalent in the area. For example, the Botrivier Barrels and Beards Harvest Celebration in April is an ever-growing popular event!