Geography and History
The town is located at the edge of the Nama Karoo, an area of semi-desert succulent vegetation.
If you wish to explore the Olifants River Valley, Vanrhynsdorp is the ideal village to use as a base. It is within an hours drive from the ten surrounding towns.
Vanrhynsdorp has a variety of accommodation options available from Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts to Self-catering units.
Vanrhynsdorp has a distinct Victorian character and offers a wide range of experiences, from cultural and historical to several eco-encounters. Three botanical kingdoms converge here, namely the Nama-Karoo vegetation, succulents in the Knersvlakte and Cape Fynbos in the mountains. This botanic diversity bursts into a kaleidoscope of colour every spring, offering excellent flower viewing. Hiking trails, scenic drives, historical buildings, stargazing and outdoor activities are but a few of the attractions offered by Vanrhynsdorp.
There are many restaurants on offer to suit every visitors budget. There is a great selection of restaurants, coffee shops and pubs to choose from!
This town has a thriving business community and provides a wide range of goods and services to its residents as well as surrounding communities.
For more information, please visit www.west-coast-info.co.za.
|Vanrhynsdorp Tourism Office Information|
|Telephone:||027 201 3376|
|Fax:||027 213 4819|