Your Soul Unwinds

Welcome to Velddrif . . . with its age-old traditions, where the stars shine brighter, where the sea and river meet, fish abound and tranquillity resounds in the call of the birds.

The meandering Berg River reflects the tranquillity of this fishing village. A birder’s mecca. Peace, silence, tranquillity and lots of space to explore are only some of the terms to describe the beautiful West Coast. And if you throw in the Carinus Bridge, Bokkoms, Flamingos, Fisherfolk and stunning long pristine beaches, then you know you’re in Velddrif!

TOURIST INFORMATION

Velddrif Visitor Information Centre, Voortrekker Road,     

PO   Box   170,   Velddrif,   7365   |   Tel:    022   783   1821             

Email: velddriftoerisme@telkomsa.net | Web: www.velddriftourism.co.za      Open: Mon-Fri: 08:30-17:00 – Sat: 10:00-13:00 – Open public holidays, 10:00-13:00, except Good Friday, Christmas and New Year’s Day:

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Ambulance – Tel 022 713 4590 | Police – Tel 022 783 8025/8/0 or 10111   Marine & Coastal Management (Fishing permits & regulations) Tel 022 783 0447 Medical Doctor – Dr Nico Vermeulen Cell 083 658 4056 | Tel 022 783 0027

ATTRACTIONS

Berg River | Beaches | Picturesque Laaiplek Harbor Bokkoms (traditional dried fish delicacy)          

Port Owen Marina – Tel 022 783 1144

CULTURE-HISTORICAL

SA Fisheries Museum – Cell 082 849 9251, Tel 022 783 2531          West Coast Fossil Park – 022 766 1606/7 | Bokkomlaan – 022 783 1821

FAUNA & FLORA

  • Berg River (Bird watching, fishing)
  • Wildflowers and Fynbos – Tel 022 783 1821
  • Bird watching – Tel 022 783 1821
  • Laaiplek Harbor – Tel 022 783 0447  
  • Fishing & Bird watching – Swartjiesbaai – Tel 022 783 0818, Cell 083 759 7075
  • Rocherpan Nature Reserve – Bird & whale watching & wild flowers in season Cell 087 087 4177 – 083 778 8378