Heidelberg is set on the banks of the Duivenhoks River and offers
great natural beauty and real country hospitality.
The lovely Dutch Reformed church, in Gothic architecture, forms
the hub of the town, from where visitors can venture out on different
From here you can visit the Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve in
the Langeberg Mountains, or journey into the Small Karoo via the
Tradouws- or Gysmanshoek Passes.
Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve is situated in the Langeberg,
about 22 km northwest of Heidelberg, and comprises 250 ha of forest.
The indigenous forest is the most noteworthy in the southwestern
Cape and the largest remaining example in the Langeberg. It is
the only home of a subspecies of the ghost frog and forest emperor
Heidelberg has a moderate climate, plentiful water, rich soil,
clean air, rural tranquility, a friendly community and advanced
infrastructure - an ideal place to visit and stay over.
About 40km from Heidelberg is Witsand - a popular sea-side resort
offering a multitude of water sports, angling, deep sea fishing
and whale watching. The Breede River at Witsand is navigable for