Villiersdorp, also known as the "Apple of the Overberg", is a tranquil village graced by oak trees and surrounded by fruit and wine farms.
At first glance, Villiersdorp’s long Main Road is a typical bustling farming hub. But linger longer, and you’ll discover that awaiting visitors is a charming and beautiful village offering a relaxing experience in tranquil surroundings. Take a moment, and the countryside in every direction offers a wealth of hidden treasures.
A land of wide open spaces, Villiersdorp’s tourism network offers country delights typical of The Cape Country Meanders – from snug farm cottages to restorative country hikes.
Mountainbikers know Villiersdorp best, and will attest to how wonderful it is to find, hidden in the hills, a cluster of simple, lovely cottages, for the ideal weekend getaway.
The village itself lies in a valley surrounded by the picturesque Waterval and Baviaans mountains and lies next to the magnificent Theewaterskloof Dam, South Africa’s 7th largest dam, and very much the The Cape Country’s Meander’s fresh-water and watersports capital.
A 9-hole Golf Course is situated next to the dam – set out for a morning’s sport alongside a beautiful dam teeming with Bass, Carp and Rainbow Trout … while on the water one can enjoy sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, waterskiing and most other water sports … for those dying to get their kicks on its lake-like expanses.
To the north flows the Western Cape’s biggest river, the Breede – hundreds of kilometers of wide, safe snaking waters.
Every year, after months of play in the tea-coloured streams which flow through the area, the late summer soon brings the hum of the harvest to the town’s surrounds; in autumn the village dresses in its softest reds, golds and ambers, before winter regularly carpets the surrounding mountains with snow.
For the more adventurous, there are also exciting 4x4 routes, hiking trails and mountain bike routes in the surrounding Blokkop, Aasvoel and Sneeukop mountains.