About Dwarsrivier

Our valley has been named such because of the Dwarsrivier that runs through it from top to bottom. This river, a life source for the valley has over the centuries served many purposes ranging from a drinking place for animals or water source for orchards to a hide away for young romantics or even philosophers of old, giving each their little piece of solitude where they could and till today can, escape the realities of our ever-changing world.

Upon entrance into the Dwarsrivier Valley one cannot but be in awe of its ultimate beauty and a certain mysterious presence that lingers upon it. It is the presence of history and its stories, trials and tribulations. From the blood sweat and tears of slavery galloping through the rocky walks of life until the day of today where the merger between the old and the new worlds become evident.

The Dwarsrivier Valley serves as a triumphant example of the way forward. Here we can experience a unique balance between pure historical Cape Culture and modern day lifestyles of wellness, gourmet foods and fine wines. The valley has what it takes to satisfy the humanitarian, the socialite, the nature lover, the historian, the adventurous spirit and certainly the connoisseur.

We are proud to announce that we as Dwarsrivier Valley Tourism are committed to responsible and sustainable development practices and strive to serve as a flagship model for responsible tourism and social development in our wonderfull country.