Heidelberg

HeidelbergSituated on the N.2 from Cape Town, geographically Heidelberg is hemmed in by one of the last remaining indigenous forests (Grootvadersbos), surrounded by pristine indigenous shrubs and flowers (fynbos) to the North. To the south lies the Indian Ocean which is home to one of the best Southern Right whale whale watching destinations in South Africa, where scores of whales visit the shores of San Sebastian Bay at Witsand to give birth to -and suckle their young.

The laid back town is known for its hospitality and “arty” nature. Only the stories and the one shop “Boer en die Brit” remains to remind us of the struggles and strife during the Anglo Boer war which used Heidelberg as a sought after strategic base both the ‘Boers’ and the British. 

The source of the Duivenhoks river is in the Langeberg mountains close to the town, offering a diverse range of hiking trails and watersports.

Homestays in Heidelberg