Piet Botha LIVE @ Rivierplaas Campsite
- Kwaggaskloof The "Secret" Valley
- Cape - Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa
- The 'secret' valley of Kwaggaskloof is nestled
between the Breede River, Kwaggaskloof Dam, and the Bossiesveld, south
of the town of Worcester.
It comprises of the following areas: Aan de Doorns, Bossiesveld, Doornrivier, Eilandia, Moddergat, Moordkuil, Scherpenheuwel and Stettyn.
This valley offers first class accomodation, wedding venues, teambuilding centres, award winning wine, olive oil and various outdoor activities such as river rafting, angling, birding, hiking and mountain biking. Only 150km from Central Cape Town.
The Kwaggaskloof Tourism Forum was formed to initiate better communication between all the different enterprises and facilities in the area, so as to maximise the tourist's stay!
Kwaggaskloof are part of Breede Valley Tourism, Worcester Wine & Olive Route and Worcester Tourism. Please "click" on the name of the establishment that you are interested in to find out more.
Kwaggaskloof Area Map
This will take you to the centre of our beautiful area @ Alvi's Drift low water bridge on the Breede River
For exact directions to each establishment, please contact them direct or use the map above
Put it in the Bucket
Put it in the Bucket
During this period she broke several South African records and received a large amount of medals.
Eventually in 1994 one of her life long dreams came true when she was chosen to represent South Africa at the World Championships for the Disabled in Malta.
In 2005, about 30 years after Leigh-Anne lost her eyesight to cancer, the cancer returned.
One of Leigh-Anne's dreams was always to swim the Robben Island Swim, so a group of mates volunteered to swim with her in 2011! The group of people keen to get involved just kept growing ... BUT - The Robben Island swim is a once-off accomplishment and only for proper athletes so we got chatting and a new idea was brought to the table.
... PUT IT IN THE BUCKET was born!
Sadly, Leigh-Anne lost her life-long fight with cancer on Friday 15th April 2011. She was an unbelievably positive person who fought right up until the end - an inspiration to us all.
A swim and family day is hosted at the Breede River every year in Leigh-Anne's honour in order to raise money to give someone between the age of 35 and 45 years old who is terminally ill and can't afford it, the opportunity to make their dreams come true.
Thank you to those who joined us this year and we look forward to more joining us every year in the future.
Draadkar @ Overhex Cellar
28 September 2011
Aan De Doorns Guesthouse
It seems we fill our days with chasing agendas and chores that drives the rut. Recently my father; aged 74 with a bad hip, came to visit from Gauteng and our time together was short as my day to day activities kept me on the run. I decided we had to fit in at least one meaningful activity so that he could experience first- hand why I choose to come stay in Worcester. We went for a picnic lunch to the Karoo botanical gardens and what we witnessed there in an hour’s time was inspirational.
Even though my old man is not very mobile the footpath was easy to negotiate and our efforts were rewarded all along the way. Each corner we turned was another photo opportunity! As we sat next to an ancient (I did not know one get such a thing) Aloe tree to enjoy our lunch the discussion concluded that this garden alone is one of the best reasons to relocate to the valley.
The Karoo Botanical Garden is unique, displaying a wide variety of desert and semi desert plants of South Africa, with about 400 species growing naturally in the garden and another 2500 species propagated in glass houses. Explore one of the 3 relative easy to walk hiking trails naturally surrounded by Roberson Karoo or Breede Shale Renosterveld, enjoy some of the mammals and more than 95 species of birds that frequent the garden and natural land scape. For the less active explore the 1 km Desert Birds Trail or the Quire Tree Forest, Spekboom Forest, the Richterveld with its rich succulent diversity, the Plant Maze or the Xhosa Medical Garden and Nama Kookskerm. Use the picnic area in the garden to relax and reflect on nature’s beauty.
Worcester Show Jan 2013
Breede Summer Series January 2013
Breede Summer Series January 2013
Saturday 19th January 2013:
Race # 1: Osdrif – Eilandia
B-grade race, 19km, K1/K2
Registration from 8.00am – 8.30am
Race starts @ 9.00am at Osdrif Bridge (Bonamanzi Adventures) on the R43, Worcester – Villiersdorp Road
Lunch @ 12.00pm – 1.30pm (paddlers are asked to bring their own lunch/picnic as there will be no catering provided)
Race # 2: Alfies – Eilandia
B-grade race, 11km, K1/K2
Registration from 1.30pm
Race starts @ 2.00pm at Alfies Bridge
Sunday 20th January 2013:
Nekkies – Eilandia
Registration from 8.00am to 8.30am - Race starts @ 9.00am (Nekkies resort or alternatively on the opposite bank under the bridge, tba)
Prize giving @ 1.00pm @ Eilandia for the series (prizes for paddlers who have competed in all 3 events only)
Overnight camping is available alongside the river for those of you wanting to make a weekend of it. Racing begins earlier than usual due to the heat in the valley – pls take note! Entries will be taken on the day but remember that pre-entry for all 3 races entitles you to a goodie bag and reduced entry fees!
Pre -Entries are now open and close on 18th January 2013. Contact Laura, email@example.com for details.
OFFICIAL CAMPSITE: Rivier Plaas 082 457 8967/ 023 3404551. This is just above Alvies low level bridge - grass and sand stands, limited electricity, ablutions with hot water www.rivierplaas.co.za