New tourism route for Theewaterskloof (South Africa)

The municipality of Theewaterskloof in Cape Overberg is planning to make a self-drive route to present even more the beautiful region.

Theewaterskloof includes the towns Grabouw, Villiersdorp, Botrivier, Grenadendal, Greyton, Caledon, Tesslesdal, and Riversonderend and visitors unfortunately are overlooking these towns when they make a tour along the Atlantic coastline. And that happens although the region is offering fruits and wine farms and actually the Bot River’s Chenin Blanc wines have won international prices. There you have also the possibility for numerous outdoor sports like mountain biking, water skiing, boating, fishing, hiking and cross-country marathons.

The Theewaterskloof Municipality is planning to launch the “Cape Country Meander Route” in September 2010 to improve the competitiveness of the region in the tourism. Simultaneously, a tourism development strategy to stimulate the local economy and that will occupy local communities, small as well as medium companies, and tourism product is being implemented.
The “Cape Country Meander Route” will be offered as a self-drive discovery experience and not as a typical A to B route. Wine, nature and adventure sport lovers are looking to get out of town and discover country back roads, will be able to compose their own routes, and travel at their own pace, using the variety of attractions, restaurant and accommodation options along the road.

Theewaterskloof is largely undiscovered and because of the new modification the region’s stakeholders are hoping that it will lure local and international visitors to the area.


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