Bonnievale is a beautiful community that is perfectly suited for relaxation and comfort. The small farming town is tucked between two mountain ranges, the Riviersonderend and the Langeberg mountains, and the lush green fields are fed by the Breede River and a series of canals. The land is fertile and soft, producing beautiful fruit, wines, and dairy. This peaceful area calls back to a simpler time and is a perfect getaway destination for anyone who needs a break from busy city life. Just 180 kilometers from Cape Town you can take a quick, relaxing weekend break to prepare you and restore you for the week ahead.
The well-known Robertson Wine Route includes Bonnievale so you can stop in if you’re following that route. We hope that you might choose to stay a little longer to fully take in all that Bonnievale has to offer as you stay in some charming, special Bonnievale accomodations. It’s also located right off of Route 62 if you’re headed in from another direction. This charming oasis is a little less known than other tourist hot-spots so you’ll get a more down-home, quaint feel and get more personal attention with the locals. You can’t beat the superior customer service and charm that Bonnievale has, especially compared to some other overcrowded sites and stays.
There are so many activities to take part in in Bonnievale – if you decide to put down your book under a view of the beautiful lush landscape! There are many tours available throughout the community from wine tasting at vineyards to tours of the property at a running dairy farm. You can learn a little bit more about how your food gets to the table and experience nature up close and personal.
Hiking is another beloved activity with guided 4×4 trails as well as independent hiking and walking areas to explore. You can also ride bikes or just take an easy stroll to get some fresh air and take a look around the serene area. One of the most pleasant charms of Bonnievale is the independence and freedom that you have while exploring it. Don’t get caught up in itineraries and tour schedules, just enjoy all that Bonnievale has to offer while you’re there and keep a fond memory of it when you return home.
Fishermen will find their paradise in Bonnievale where angling and fishing are common activities. There are well-stocked ponds on farms that you can take advantage of or you can spend an afternoon on the Breede River where the views are promised to be breathtaking.
Of course, Bonnievale has other things to offer that you can take advantage of indoors, namely very good food. With fresh produce, cheese, and wines from the surrounding farms your table will be local and crafted to match your specific tastes. In Bonnievale your taste buds can take a delicious adventure and you can meet some of the beautiful residents of the town in the restaurants, cafes, stores, and pubs.Bonnievale is a true paradise in nature where you can experience something new and beautiful on any level. Known as the ‘Cinderella of the Breede’, it’s a well-kept secret that allows the unique location to preserve its quaint charm.