Boat House – enjoy the best pizzas in Malgas, right on the Breede River! There is a TV to watch sport, there is indoor and outdoor seating and as it is a bar they serve drinks too. Only 5 minutes drive from the winery by car. Access by boat also.
Bush Pub – a relaxing and fun place to hang out and have a few drinks. For R10 pp you can braai here. They will supply the wood and you bring everything else. Open weekends only, and in summer season only. 10 minutes drive from the winery or you can access the pub by boat.
Breede River House Boat Hire – hire a boat at the Malagas Hotel. Stop off at Sijnn Winery first to stock up on wine, get your ice from the Trading Post, then head to the Boat House and Bush Pub before heading off for a few days on the river.
Pont to Witsand – Take a drive to Witsand and enjoy the experience of taking the pont across the river. This is the only hand drawn Pont remaining in SA. Runs 6am – 6pm daily. R42 for a return trip (same day).
Fish Eagle Boat Cruises – Join Gerry and Leigh on a boat cruise along the Breede River. They are not licensed so you can take your own drinks on board. If you are a wine lover, drop by Sijnn winery or the Trading Post to purchase Sijnn wines before getting on board. Cheese platters are available to enjoy on board at extra cost and soft drinks are available for purchase on board.
Few other reserves offer as complete an outdoor experience as De Hoop – sea, sand dunes, the vlei, a floral sensation of rare fynbos plants, diverse antelope and the Potberg Mountains. Every year, some 40% of the world’s southern right whales come to these shores to breed. Females and their calves swim in the clear waters, while males put on spectacular displays. These endangered mammals ensure that the De Hoop Reserve in South Africa, is one of the world’s best land based whale watching areas. Birders observe wading birds on the shores of the vlei while the Potberg Mountains are home to a colony of endangered Cape vultures.
Hikers and cyclists have close-up encounters with bontebok, Cape mountain zebra, eland, baboons and ostrich. Activities are diverse and guests choose between various day walks through the rich fynbos plains or along the deserted coastline, or mountain biking along the many gravel roads or scenic game drives. Lazing on the beach and snorkeling in the many turquoise rock pools is simply another way to pass a rewarding day. Day visitors welcome. De Hoop Collection has a lovely restaurant called the The Fig Tree Restaurant. They offer day and overnight visitors a welcoming and comfortable setting in which to enjoy local culinary creations.
Contact Marc Woof Charters and Excursions at the Breede River Lodge. Marc caters to those who want to do bird watching, river fishing, river cruises, deep sea fishing, scenic and eco tours and bush pub trips.
The Breede river Lodge offers many activities including bird watching, boat trips, fishing, kite surfing, and stand up paddling. They have a restaurant called Pili Pili Xtreme Sport Centre River Bar, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant offers unpretentious food in a relaxed atmosphere. The pizzas are thin based & wood fired, the ribs are famous, the seafood is amazing and the beers are ice cold. It’s the perfect spot to recharge or unwind after a days’ adventure.
Between Malgas and Swellendam
Felix Unite River Adventures offers Breede River trips on the Breede River, just outside Swellendam (on route to Malgas). The trips are suitable for all ages and fitness levels. The Breede River trips are customised to suit Leisure Family Groups, School Groups and Corporate Getaways. Breede River Trips are the perfect getaway for young and old. They supply 5 star bush cuisine, comfortable chalet accommodation en-suite and much, much more… Felix Unite River Adventures has been taking clients on river trips for over 26 years.
The Berry Farm Guest Farm is situated in the lovely, peaceful Hermitage Valley at the foot of the Langeberg mountains. They have a Tasting Room on the premises where you can try their Homemade liqueurs, Jams & Ice cream or just relax with a Berry Smoothie or have a cup of coffee while enjoying the view. You can purchase fresh (in season) and frozen berries throughout the year. Young-, Black- & Blueberries.
VISITING HOURS: Mon – Fri : 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Sat : 9 am – 2 pm, Sun : Closed
SEASON VISITING HOURS: Nov & Dec. Mon – Fri : 8 am – 5 pm, Sat : 8:30 am – 3 pm, Sun : 9 am – 3 pm, closed on Public Holidays.
The Drostdy Museum is a collection of several historical buildings. It is a beautiful museum that includes large grounds and a typically nineteenth-century Cape garden, but is also one of the country’s finest museums in South Africa, perched on Swellengrebel Street, a particularly pretty road in Swellendam. You can also find the fabulous Field and Fork Restaurant in the same building as the museum.
Bontebok National Park is a place of simplistic beauty and peaceful charm. The majestic Langeberg Mountains provide a picturesque backdrop for this Park of colourful riches.