Hiking trails in Botrivier
Taking a break from your city life to explore the great outdoors can have tremendous health benefits. It’s easy to forget the impact that stress, traffic, pollution has on us when we live in the city. However, the fresh mountain air can revitalise your body and mind and help you relax and reboot, ready to tackle more challenges that lie ahead. Best of all, when you live in the Western Cape, it’s easy to find an exciting place to escape to and things to do, that won’t cost a fortune.
If you’re looking for an invigorating destination and activity, even if it’s just for a day then consider one of the Botrivier outdoor activities. With several opportunities available ideal for a variety of fitness levels, there are several activities available here that are suitable for the whole family. Aside from the gorgeous valleys, rock formations or crashing waves, you’re also able to see an abundance of wildlife in their natural habitat, from whales and cranes to snakes and flamingos.
Walking enthusiasts can even embark on solo and guided Botrivier hiking trails for day or even overnight trips through the mountains. Hikers can stay in chalets or even in tents, overlooking the valleys and camping underneath the stars of Botrivier. The Overberg region is dotted with exceptional places like Botrivier. Most importantly, as it’s located so close to the N2 highway, you’re put in close proximity to a host of other small towns too, meaning you can visit busier destinations, but still enjoy a peaceful environment.
Botrivier has a host of accommodation options available to suit any budget. From caravan parks and camping grounds, fully equipped with amenities, to opulent guest houses and B&B’s. Those travelling in big groups can also rent out one of the many self-catering units available here via online rental sites. It’s a truly wonderful base from which to explore the Cape Country Meander.
If you’re planning on having an extended holiday here, you’ll still have access to your creature comforts. There are supermarkets and local grocers here, meaning your basic needs and your luxuries are covered. Furthermore, with the abundance of farms in the area, visitors here are given access to fresh produce, locally crafted treats and delicious wines that can satisfy even the fussiest of eaters.
Best of all, as Botrivier is located only 80kms from Cape Town CBD, if you find something you like, it’s easy to hop into your car for another visit and acquire what you need. Local is ‘lekker’ after all.