the cape west coast - velddrif

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(alfabetical list)

atlantis
blaaubergstrand
darling
hopefield
langebaan
mamre
melkbosstrand
milnerton
paternoster
saldanha
st helenabaai
velddrif
vredenburg
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yzerfontein
HOW TO GET THERE
(GPS: 32 47S 18 10E)
On the R27, 146km from Cape Town.

TOURISM OFFICE
·  Tel: 022 783 1821
·  e-Mail

PLACES OF INTEREST
◊  Fish Houses and related Bokkom Industry
◊  Salt works
◊  Rocherspan and other birding spots

WHAT TO DO AND SEE
•  Birders paradise
•  Whale watching
•  Wildflowers in season
•  Fishing
•  Hiking
•  Boat trips
•  End of annual Berg River Canoe-marathon
ORIGINS OF THE NAME
Where the road to the north crossed the Berg River. The Afrikaans name can be translated to "ford in the veld"

POPULATION
7500

HISTORY
Velddrif lies at the mouth of the Berg River and offers the perfect spot for a holiday.

It is a birdlover’s paradise with a number of important birding sites nearby.

At the Velddrif, salt is harvested from sea brine pumped into a series of pans where the salt concentration increases as it moves from pan to pan.

Laaiplek is a fishing port adjacent to Velddrif and so named because it was the loading area for ships from Europe.
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