Saturday, September 4, 2010

Piketberg (B 15)

Name: Piketberg


The main objective of is to put Piketberg on the map as a tourist destination as well to promote our local businesses who have so much to offer in the way of service, products and just good country hospitality.

Piketberg is about an hour and fifteen minutes drive on the N7 from Cape Town and an hours drive from the West Coast. It stands alone in the middle of undulating fields of wheat, green vineyards, partly fallow land and flowering yellow canola.

The mountain range is unique as it stands as an island with Piketberg as its main town on its eastern slopes, the village of Aurora on the west and Redelinghuys to the north. If one is looking for a quiet lifestyle then this is the place to explore.

The perfect way to view the whole town and surrounding areas is to take a trip up the Versveld pass to the top of the mountain where you will drive through acres comprising of apple, pear, peach and orange trees.

On the way up you will have the scent of wild rosemary and will see many yellow Waboom and pink Nerifolia Proteas. Drive further on and take a turn at Langeberg road and head west. When you see a pinetree almost in front of the car, stop and look south. On a clear day Table Mountain is in the distance!

You will not want to leave this beautiful area. Spend a few days exploring and stay at one of the guesthouses advertised here and be refreshed in spirit!

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