Why we love it Nestled at the foot of the Cederberg mountains in the Olifants River Valley, this town is famous for the citrus fruit grown here, and natural hot springs. It’s also part of the West Coast Flower and Rock Art Route, which means amazing flower and ancient rock-art displays. Wine tasting, hiking, mountain biking, paintballing, horseriding, bird watching and paragliding are other activities to enjoy.
Don’t miss Citrusdal Organic Market, held every Saturday, for some fresh Citrusdal produce and local cuisine.
Fun fact SA’s oldest orange tree – over 160 years old and still bearing fruit – is found on Hex Rivier Farm. It’s even been declared a national monument – the tree, not the farm!
Where to stay Situated on a local citrus farm, the Baths Natural Hot Springs Resort has been a self-catering resort since 1739 and, although it has evolved over the years, it has never lost its Victorian charm and still promotes peaceful outdoor living with its relaxed atmosphere.
Where to eat Hebron Guesthouse and Restaurant is a quality eatery that believes in serving fine food, prepared using fresh ingredients and homemade, organic produce. Don’t miss their gourmet pizzas, delicious breakfasts/lunches or Tant Dollie farm stall offerings.
Distance from Cape Town: Around 2 hours