Vredendal lies on the banks of the Olifants River at the southern edge of Little Namaqualand.
It was laid out in 1933 as part of the Olifants River Irrigation Scheme. ‘Vredendal’ is Dutch for ‘valley of peace’, and was taken from the name of an old farm. It refers to a peace settlement that reconciled two opposing parties.
Vredendal is the commercial and agricultural hub of Matzikama. It is home to the largest wine cellar in the country, as well as a number of boutique wineries. But Vredendal is best known for its wild flowers in spring, when the mountains turn into a kaleidoscope of colour. Visitors are offered a warm West Coast welcome by the many hospitable guesthouses and restaurants.
Thanks to the Olifants River there is extensive agriculture and viticulture in the area. The valley is green and fertile and is surrounded by the majestic Gifberg, Maskam and Koebee peaks, creating the ideal escape from busy city life.
Nature lovers can enjoy the The Matzikama Eco-Park, which offers wonderful hiking trails, bird hides, botanical gardens and an eco-centre overlooking the Gifberg Mountain. The annual October ‘Rittelfees’ brings together eight towns from the district for music, arts, crafts and celebrities.
Nearby is the Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve – it includes attractions like the West Coast National Park, the town of Darling and the West Coast Fossil Park, fishing villages, lagoons, rivers, flora and birdlife. There is a network of five trails that are well worth doing.
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