The historic Western Cape town of Piketberg looks half-asleep as we arrived on a Tuesday afternoon but with its rigged mountains and settled beauty, it’s no wonder people prefer admiring the town in stillness instead of making it a sort after tourist attraction.
“We’re off to Porterville for my birthday”, I said too many who had asked what I’ll be doing to celebrate. “But there’s nothing to do there”, said a few more. Boy, did we all underestimate this town dearly.
Nestled firmly between the ‘castle mountain’ of Kasteelberg Nature Reserve lies one of the oldest towns in South Africa; Riebeek Kasteel and it’s sister town Riebeek West, known as the perfect retreat for any city dweller.
Alluring towns with a rich heritage make the drive up all the more special, especially since it’s the third oldest town in South Africa. Settled at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains, one can see why Swellendam is so exceptional.
If you looking to do something out of the ordinary besides staying at luxury apartments and hotels then I’ll definitely recommend you try something called Glamping (modern camping) and you’ll be surprised by the outcome.