Things to do

Riversdale has something for everybody and visitors are warmly welcomed by its friendly residents. A flourishing country town situated on the N2 highway between the Langeberg mountain range and the sea, and within easy reach of surrounding towns, Riversdale makes an ideal stop over or base for exploring the area.

Riversdale’s ideal location gives it the advantage of being within a few kilometres of seaside towns such as Still Bay and Witsand and also an excellent base for one-day trips to explore the variety of natural beauty, interesting places, charming 19th century restored houses, breathtaking hiking trails and exquisite mountain scenery with activities such as

4×4 routes,
abseiling alongside waterfalls,
horseback safaris,
hang gliding,
fishing and water sports,
wine tasting,
cheese tasting,
enjoy Blue Flag beach
and more…

Nestled at the foot of the Sleeping Beauty mountain peak – a well-loved landmark which never fails to capture the imagination -Riversdale has earned its name of the Floral Paradise of the Garden Route because of the abundance of indigenous flora – referred to as Fynbos – which covers the mountains and surrounding areas. This floral rainbow is in full bloom throughout the winter months.

The bustling and expanding business centre with a clustering of large chain stores and banks, services residents, shoppers from the surrounding towns and tourists.

With farming being the main industry, activities include wheat and grain, fruit, cattle and dairy farming, sheep, ostriches, export flower farms and honeybush tea production. Riversdale has an all year round moderate climate with rainfall throughout the year.

Riversdale also has a rich cultural heritage and various historical landmarks which are a must for every visitor to the town.

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