Riversdale’s main advantage in the tourism sector lies in its location within a few kilometres from seaside towns like Stilbaai and Witsand. At Witsand you can experience whales frolicking in San Sebastian Bay. Visit the last hand-operated Pontoon in the country at Malgas, and/or a free-range ostrich farm in the district.
You may wish to take a picnic to the De Hoop Nature Reserve. Sight-seeing trips to the forgotten little hamlet of Vermaaklikheid – and the historical monument seaside village of “Puntjie”. The “Mountain Trail” at Swellendam and the famous “Groot Vadersbos” Trail at Heidelberg are also popular destinations.
It is also an excellent base for one-day trips to explore the region’s natural beauty and variety of interesting places.
Riversdale lies at the foot of this peak in the Langeberg mountains.
- Churches & Residences – some dating back to the 18th century:
- Zeekoegat (1795)
- St. Matthews Church (1856)
- Old Prison (1859)
- Old Toll House (1856)
- Korente/Vette River Dam: offering water sports, hiking trails and accommodation.
- Mont Blanc Adventure Farm: surrounded with fynbos, ancient cliffs, waterfalls and indigenous forests, the farm offers 4 x 4 routes, abseiling, rock climbing, survival games, horse back safaris and hiking trails. Riversdale boasts a rich cultural heritage, especially in the fields of art and literature. Impressive examples of SA art can be viewed at the Julius Gordon Africana Centre, which houses a private collection of antiques and art works.