Breede Rivier

The Breede River is located in the Western Cape province and as the name suggests it is a broad river and the name is derived from Dutch.

The origin of the river lies north of the Swartberg in the Skurweberge mountain area in the area of Ceres. The river finds its way along the many valleys between – in winter covered with snow – beautiful mountains to the surroundings of Witsand, where it meets the Indian Ocean.

She is quiet in many places along different dams along the way. Then on the banks of the Breede River you will enjoy beautiful green nature and bird life and the water will give the angler the day of his life. Due to the differences in temperatures depending on the location of the river, you will find all kinds of fish here, even the number of semi-tropical fish is growing here.

In the area of Worcester the river is more restless (class 3 speed) which makes it a perfect place for wild water rafting, the white water therefore challenges many tourists but also day trippers from the Cape to go on a water adventure here. On the way to Swellendam, the river becomes narrower and so paddling is blowing …

Starting in the Skurweberg mountain range at Ceres, the river passes through the Mitchells Pass before it reaches the Worcester area. Further south-east it goes through the Breede River Valley and through the area of the Du Toitskloof and the Stettyn mountains, where it flows together with the Hex River. She accelerates her rhythm through the Hex River Mountains, where the water flows together with the Slang River and the Buffeljags River quietly continuing along the southern slopes of the Langenberg Mountains near Swellendam. Here it takes the Riviersonderend to end up at the estuary which flows into the Indian Ocean.

In the Breede River Valley with places such as Robertson, Mc Gregor, Ashton, Bonnievale, Tulbagh and Montagu, it is a good place for people who want to get away from city life. In this fruit and wine valley there are many beautiful routes to drive. That can be done by car, or book a tractor ride, go on horseback or on a mountain bike and of course there are also hiking routes for those who prefer to stay on the ground with both feet. Along the way there is a choice of about 50 wine states, if you want to visit them all it will take me a little longer to walk, because Route 62 is the longest wine route in South Africa!

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