Riviersonderend, Western Cape, South Africa
The directions to Riviersonderend will take you along the N2 national road in the Cape Overberg, and you will find yourself somewhere between Caledon and Swellendam when you arrive in the town.
Translated from Dutch and Afrikaans, the name means ‘river without end’ and Riviersonderedn is located on a loop of the winding Sonderend River from which it takes its name.
Riviersonderend marks the ‘start’ of the Garden Route and even though it isn’t officially on the route, the town caters well for travellers who bustle back-and-forth on the freeway which passes through the town. Rest stops and fueling points for both car petrol tanks and human tummies in need sustenance on the long road, are on all entry and exit points of the town.
Restaurants in Riviersonderend include family-friendly bistros, steakhouses, farm stalls and coffee shops.
Nature lovers will be spoiled with magnificent views across the Riviersonderend Valley and the surrounding mountains which are great for hiking. If you are looking for things to do in Riviersonderend then grab your binoculars and try a bit of bird watching along the river. You are advised to bring your birding book to identify over 60 species of birds that include Eagles, Kingfishers and the majestic Blue Crane.
Estate agents in Riviersonderend will hook-you-up with your dream country home and specialise in private residences, commercial buildings and vast stretches of agricultural land.
If you need a place to spend the night or even a few days where you can go off-the-grid when you head out to the country, then there is bound to be accommodation in Riviersonderend that will suit your style and budget. From rustic self-catering hideaways to luxury heritage house estate living in the farmlands, taking a break from the city has never been easier.
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