Velddrif Things to Do & See

The meandering Berg River reflects the tranquility of this fishing village. A birder’s mecca and fishermen, bokkoms and beaches, this is what life is all about. Our lovely beaches are situated along St Helena Bay and form part of the West Coast Whale Route. A deep water marina and excellent sailing conditions in St Helena Bay are added attractions.
The bay is home to migrating whales between July and December each year and there are many vantage points from which to view these
magnificent creatures. Resident dolphins can be seen frolicking in the waves throughout the year. Rocher Pan is a nature reserve and bird
sanctuary north of the town; Laaiplek is a nearby fishing port; Port Owen is a marina complex situated between Velddrif and Laaiplek and
Dwarskersbos is a popular holiday destination.

Rocherpan Nature Reserve Rocherpan is a coastal nature reserve teeming with birds and colourful wildflowers. Rocherpan is a coastal nature reserve teeming with birds and colourful wildflowers. The reserve, which lies 25km north of Velddrif on the Cape West Coast, consists largely of a seasonal vlei that is usually dry between March and June. Rocherpan was established as a nature reserve (930 hectares in size) in 1966, and the adjacent section of the Atlantic Ocean was declared a marine Read more [...]
Bokkoms or Bokkems is whole, salted and dried mullet (more specifically the Southern mullet, Liza richardsonii, a type of fish commonly known in the Western Cape of South Africa as "harders",and is a well-known delicacy from the West Coast region of South Africa. This salted fish is dried in the sun and wind and is eaten after peeling off the skin. In some cases it is also smoked. It is sometimes referred to as "fish biltong". The word bokkoms comes from the Dutch word bokkem, which is Read more [...]