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Things to do in Hessequa

Come and discover Hessequa with us and experience the Explorers Garden Route. As this region is mostly undiscovered, we’re adding activities and attractions as we go and explore ourselves, so check back often or subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know about new adventurers! If you have an activity in Hessequa you wish to share, do feel free to contact us with more information.

Adventure

Garden Route Game Lodge

This malaria free, family owned and operated private game reserve is home to an abundance of animal and birdlife including the Big 5.

Korentepoort Dam

The huge Korentepoort Dam just outside Riversdale is popular among watersport enthusiasts (you can go waterskiing, windsurfing, parasailing, canoeing) and fishermen (bass-fishing).

Witsand Whale Hike

Join Liza from PiliPili Adventure Centre for an unforgettable SUP and hike adventure to view the magnificent Southern Right Whales in San Sebastian Bay.

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Culture & Heritage

Barry Memorial Church

Today a National Monument, the church was built by the Barry family in 1859 and is still in use

Julius Gordon Africana Centre

The internationally recognised Julius Gordon Africana Centre (Versfeld House), built in 1880, houses the largest collection of Thomas Bowler paintings

Ancient Fish Traps

Ancient fish traps dating back more than 3000 years still visible at low tide today.

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Lifestyle

Aloe Ferox

A well researched method of utilising the whole leaf of the aloe and not only the white inner gel makes Aloe Ferox products unique.

Model Trains

It's hard to tell if this miniature country landscape creation of Chris Benade, complete with model trains whistling past, amazes the kids or the adults more.

Newly Defined & African Pickers

Enjoy a good old treasure hunt at Newly Defined & African Pickers in Heidelberg, Western Cape. This huge showroom boosts an endless variety of modern and retro antiques, collectables, design and lifestyle articles.

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Nature

Gouritsmond Commonage Hiking Trails

There is a choice between 4 trails of various lengths, the black, blue, red and green trails. These trails

Garden Route Game Lodge

This malaria free, family owned and operated private game reserve is home to an abundance of animal and birdlife including the Big 5.

Korentepoort Dam

The huge Korentepoort Dam just outside Riversdale is popular among watersport enthusiasts (you can go waterskiing, windsurfing, parasailing, canoeing) and fishermen (bass-fishing).

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Wine & Cuisine

Inverroche Distillery

Inverroche Distillery produces a range of uniquely South African spirits, which are distinguished by the fact that they are small batch, handcrafted products, incorporating a range of rare indigenous Cape Fynbos flora.

Eureka Mills

Eureka Mills uses uses quality local wheat to produce traditional unbleached stoneground flour, which they also use to bake delicious rusks and cookies with.

Biltong Factory

The most popular Biltong shop along the Garden Route, no road trip is complete without stocking up on biltong and droewors at Biltong Factory in Heidelberg, Western Cape.

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