Bonnievale is a small country village situated along the banks of the Breede River in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Bonnievale is surrounded by the Langeberge and Riversonderend Mountains. What makes Bonnievale so unique is that it is the only town in South Africa that can offer you an abundance of cheese, wine and river scenery all in one!
Bonnievale has a lovely history of how one man, against all odds, tamed the Breede River by building a 35km long water channel, to supply the rich soil with enough water for sustainable farming. Most of the town still gets its water from this source to this day, which is why the little town sits in the centre of all the vineyards.
Activities and Attractions of Bonnievale
Situated on the Cape Wine Route, Bonnievale offers up typical old farm scenes that date back from its noble beginning at the end of the 1800’s.
For a tourist, the 64km scenic circle route along the Breede River and adjacent countryside is a must. The scenery offers hectares of vineyards, cows, fruit trees and stud farms, all with the river in constant sight. On this route you can visit well known cheese factories, which manufacture more than a 100 tons of cheese a day, or stop over at one of the nine wine cellars for some great wine tasting. If you are hungry after all this activity, there are lovely restaurants in the area.
The activities directory provides a list of advertisers for Bonnievale.
Bonnievale has a variety of accommodation options available ranging from Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts to Self-catering units. Business in Bonnievale caters mostly for the tourism industry with a good infrastructure for residents alike.
Visit www.cape-winelands-info.co.za for more information.
|Bonnievale Tourism Office Information|
|Telephone:||023 616 3052 or 083 688 0186|
|Address:||59 Main Road, Bonnievale 6730
Contact : Chantel la Grange