Township & Village | Pniël on Foot

The Stellenbosch district had one of the largest slave populations in the Cape. In 1799, close to 11 000 slaves – mostly from East Africa, Madagascar, India and the East Indies – were recorded as living inStellenbosch. On 1 December 1834 slavery came to an end in the Cape, leaving the now freed slaves landless […]

Spend a day in the Dwarsrivier Valley

When you cross over the impressive Helshoogte mountain you find yourself in the Dwarsrivier Valley.  This beautiful valley is steeped in culture and history with interesting people and interesting stories. And the stunning mountain and valley landscapes serve as a soul-stirring 360-degree backdrop for a range of enriching indoor and outdoor experiences that will suit […]

Dwarsrivier | A nature lovers paradise

From soft adventure to intense trail running and mountain biking, the Dwarsrivier Valley offers outdoors’ enthusiasts a depth of experiences to suit their wanderlust. Kilometres of hiking and mountain biking trails are set against the backdrop of an extraordinarily beautiful natural setting. Whether you choose to explore by foot or bike, and no matter your […]

Discover the Dwarsrivier Valley

The Dwarsrivier valley named after the Dwarsrivier running through the valley is made up of the villages of Pniël, Johannesdal, Kylemore, and Languedoc and is an exciting place for nature lovers, wine connoisseurs, foodies, and fitness enthusiasts. The Dwarsriveeir Valley is one of those heart-warming areas of the Western Cape that welcomes you with true […]

Explore the Dwarsrivier Valley with a local guide

The scenic Dwarsrivier Valley abounds with not only the most spectacular scenery but hidden treasures of rich history and culture, and a strong community atmosphere. The best way to explore the valley? With a born and bred local guide. In this Travel with Purpose blog, we’d like to introduce you to Austin Lawrence, tour guide […]