Directly between Caledon and Swellendam, this small town of the Overberg has a lot to offer. From a distance, you can spot this small town by the cluster of trees that stands out along the N2 highway, amongst the rolling farm lands and canola fields.
The majestic views of the Sonderberg mountain range and neighbouring farms deliver that ideal country-side charm that many seek. If further explored, tourists can have several exhilarating outdoor experiences such as canoeing, walking along historic hiking trails and 4x4 driving. Additionally, the river banks are home to hundreds of bird species, in particular the endangered Blue Crane.
The residents are made up of employees from the nearby farms, retirees and local business owners. In fact, some of the inhabitants say that Riviersonderend is not a place to make a living but rather a place to live. With its picturesque setting, crisp farm air, accessible amenities and calm atmosphere, it’s easy to see why they love to call it home.
The Kleinbergie hiking trail in particular deserves mention whilst the Riviersonderend Canyon Trail and Suicide Gorge Trail provide some incredible kloofing, complete with waterfalls and superb canyon scenery (access is from the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve).