Markets in Botrivier
Botrivier is a farming community turned tourist destination, situated off the N2 highway, approximately 88kms from Cape Town. Nestled against the Overberg mountain range, visiting here gives you the opportunity to experience supreme hospitality at its finest. Renowned for welcoming visitors with open arms, this area of the Overberg is often overlooked, making it a true diamond in the rough. There are also several things to do in Botrivier and the surrounding towns. Organised races, annual craft markets, entertainment and kiddie orientated activities are just some of the exciting events that take place here.
With Hermanus, Caledon, Kleinmond and Grabouw all less than 40kms away, you can also partake in any of their happenings, without having to travel far. Capetonians will be delighted to know that there is a weekly market in Botrivier that’s an exciting day trip adventure for the whole family. Fresh produce, homemade preserves and baked goods – good enough to make your granny jealous – are all readily available here, bringing much delight to foodies. Additionally, there’s a host of local entertainment and fun activities for kids, to ensure that everyone has a good time.
If you’re looking to experience more of Botrivier, there’s plenty of accommodation available in the town. From hotels and guest houses to self-catering units, you can get a first-hand account of life in a small town. Best of all, due to its proximity to Cape Town and the N2 highway, it’s very accessible. There are several major bus liners and independent tour operators who include Botrivier on their itinerary.
Alternatively, travellers from outside of the Western Cape can fly into Cape Town International Airport and hire a car or charter a ride from one of the many service providers available. Whether you’re thinking about taking a day trip or wanting to plan a longer holiday, excursions away from the city can do you a world of good. This means where you’re travelling from far or near you’ll be able to drop in to Botrivier markets and stock up on the finest country wares and produce that the Western Cape has to offer.
By removing yourself from your routine and work stresses, you’re breathing new life into your mind and body, reinvigorating productivity and creativity that might’ve been dwindling. Best of all, an exciting holiday – or even just a day trip – doesn’t need to cost the heavens and earth, especially when you’re in the majestic Western Cape.