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Fire Department & Disaster Management: Porterville076 695 7454
Fire Department & Disaster Management: Velddrif;Dwarskersbos;Redelinghuys076 694 8683
Fire: PB;WW;GVW;Aurora;Eendekuil079 349 8619
Traffic Department- Piketberg/Velddrif/Porterville083 272 4126/083 272 4129/072 657 1801
Ambulance services10177 / 022 433 8700
Electric services-Piketberg/Velddrif/Porterville083 655 4846/083 272 4117/083 272 3294
Roads and Storm Water: Velddrif/Porterville083 272 4136/083 800 1763
Roads and Storm Water-Piketberg/Redelinghuys083 272 3850/083 272 4130
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Published: 24 Oct 2017Title: WATER RESTRICTIONS IMPLEMENTED FROM 13 DECEMBER 2018.Status: Bergrivier Municipality has since 13 December 2018 implemented Level 3 Water Restrictions (25%) until further notice. All water users are required to use no more than 105 litres of municipal drinking water per person per day in total irrespective of whether you are at home, work or elsewhere. Municipal drinking water may be used before 09:00 or after 18:00 for water purposes. We encourage residents to flush toilets with non-potable water (e.g. grey water or rainwater). Sprinklers are allowed, on condition that they are strictly managed to keep the water usage as low as possible. Swimming pools may be filled with municipal drinking water, on condition that ‘backwash water’ gets recycled and where it is practically possible, to use rainwater to fill up the pool. Vehicles, trailers and boats may only be washed with drinking water if a bucket is used. Washing vehicles with non-potable water or cleaning with waterless products or using dry cleaning processes is strongly encouraged. Commercial Car Wash businesses may use municipal drinking water if the business’s best practice standards for water conservation are met which includes recycling at least 50% of the water used. Water and sanitation tariffs will be reduced accordingly.
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Fire Department & Disaster Management: Porterville 076 695 7454
Fire Department & Disaster Management: Velddrif;Dwarskersbos;Redelinghuys 076 694 8683
Fire: PB;WW;GVW;Aurora;Eendekuil 079 349 8619
Traffic Department- Piketberg/Velddrif/Porterville 083 272 4126/083 272 4129/072 657 1801
Ambulance services 10177 / 022 433 8700
Electric services-Piketberg/Velddrif/Porterville 083 655 4846/083 272 4117/083 272 3294
Roads and Storm Water: Velddrif/Porterville 083 272 4136/083 800 1763
Roads and Storm Water-Piketberg/Redelinghuys 083 272 3850/083 272 4130

Tourism

BERGRIVIER TOURISM

Tourism is recognised as one of the major contributors to the Bergrivier region’s economy. The area boast a diverse landscape stretching from Velddrif on the Atlantic Ocean coastline in the West, to the towering mountains of Piketberg and Porterville in the East. The hinterland is the region’s rural heartland – and is crisscrossed with a network of dusty farm roads, wheat fields and small Sandveld villages such as Redelinghuys, Aurora and Eendekuil. The Sandveld, known for its arid landscape, in spring blooms into a kaleidoscope of colour. The Bergrivier Region is a mere 160 kilometres from Cape Town and makes for the perfect weekend destination. Come and recharge your batteries in a calm and tranquil environment – come to Bergrivier where visitors become neighbours!

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The Berg River provides for numerous water activities, as well as birding. The Velddrif estuary is known for its wader colonies and its spectacular flamingo displays. The coastline and river also attracts anglers all year round.
Another cultural experience is a visit to historic Bokkomlaan in Velddrif. Here one can smell and see how, since early times, the bokkom has been dried and sold as a local delicatessen.

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Phone: 022 783 1821
Email: velddriftoerisme@telkomsa.net
Website: www.velddriftourism.co.za

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The Moravian Mission Station, Goedverwacht is nestled in the valley directly behind the Piketberg Mountain and has a rich history. Visitor experiences include guided walking tours, the Mill Museum and homestays. The people of the ‘Kloof’, as they refer to themselves, has many stories to tell and visitors can easily spent a weekend here.
Major annual events in the region include the Snoek en Patat Fees, Piket-Bo-Berg Cycle Challenge, Berg River Canoe Marathon and international paragliding competitions.

Contact Us
Phone: 083 872 7149
Email: toerismegoedverwacht@gmail.com

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Bergrivier also offers three mountain escapes, Aurora-on-the-Mountain, Porterville-on-the-Mountain and Piket-Bo-Berg, where a wide variety of crops are harvested. Between August and November proteas are prolific in numbers, but the rest of the year will not disappoint floral enthusiasts. Fruit orchards, protea plantations and the spectacular views makes these hide-outs all year round destinations.

Contact Us
Phone: (022) 913 2063
Email: tourism@piketberg.com
Website: www.piketbergtourism.co.za

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Waterfalls and rock pools are prolific in the Porterville area and are popular attractions.
The Bergrivier Region is a perfect destination for a seaside holiday; from hardcore adventure activities to eco-tourism options; breath-taking mountain escapes; birding excursions; waterfall hiking trails; wild flower drives and photography.

Contact Us
Phone: 022 931 3732
Email: info@portervilletourism.co.za
Website: www.portervilletourism.co.za

Last published 05 April 2019