Things to do in Botrivier

Botrivier might be a small town but it really 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 surround 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 really 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 who is 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!

Things to do in Botrivier

Arts and culture in Botrivier

Arts and culture in Botrivier

When visiting a new town or country it is always fun and important to explore the local arts and culture to get a better understanding of the area. So why not go on a creative adventure through the streets of Botrivier and explore your creative side....

Events in Botrivier

Events in Botrivier

Botrivier events are a sure way to interact with the residents of this exciting and diverse community. Whether you’ve lived here all your life or you’re visiting from a nearby city, Botrivier is known to host annual and weekly activities ...

Local clubs in Botrivier

Local clubs in Botrivier

Want to join one of the local clubs in Botrivier? Want to connect with other people who enjoy the same things you do? Whether you are looking to join the local sport clubs or special interests clubs you can find them here.  There may also be so...

Nightlife in Botrivier

Nightlife in Botrivier

It is always a relief when, at the end of the day, you can hang up your work clothes or leave your traveling shoes at the door and sit down for a drink with friends. It is human nature to want to share stories with loved ones or to even meet a new fa...

Outdoor adventures in Botrivier

Outdoor adventures in Botrivier

From riding horses, bikes or taking long walks in mountains to bird watching and 4x4 trails, Botrivier outdoor adventures provide a host of opportunities for residents and holidaymakers alike. When you reside or visit here you’ll find yourself enco...

Tasting venues in Botrivier

Tasting venues in Botrivier

With easy access to farm-to-table goodness, it’s easy to see why Botrivier tasting venues are an incredible opportunity for residents and holidaymakers alike. As South Africans are tremendously passionate about food, we’ll travel far and ...