Bonnievale is a great place for outdoor activities.  We are blessed with the surrounded mountain ranges and the ever flowing Breede river. There are many activities in and around Bonnievale but you have to know how to find them. Please contact 023 616 3563 for help making your personal choice.


Melozhori Guided Horse Trails
Guided Horse Trails

Cell: 072 419 4933
Web:  www.melozhori.co.za

We offer guided horse trails and game viewing. The horse trails are catered to individual experience and requirements.
Our horses have been chosen for their specific temperament and our groups are very small and intimate.
We offer picnics during the trail with prior arrangement.

Leopard Trail
4 x4 Trails

Tel / Fax: 023 616 2482
Cell: 082 413 4021

Guided tours against the mountain Slopes of the Langeberg with a breath taking view over the Breede River Valley.Booking essential.

Leopard Trail
Hiking Trails

Tel: 023 616 2482

Excursion to waterfall. Sightseeing and lecture over: Indigenous trees, nearly extinct Breede River Redfincarp, old leopard trap, rock formations, historic stonewall and black eagles nest. Swimming in water pools.

Melozhori Game Drive
Game Drive

Cell: 072 419 4933
Web:  www.melozhori.co.za

We offer daily game drives on arrangement. Our game drives are designed per individual group and includes refreshments.
Minimum of four guests. Picnics, breakfasts or lunches can be offered with prior arrangement.

The Breede River Goose
Boat Trips

Tel: 082 759 5727

Daily Trips available subject to the weather. Celebrate a birthday, office party or small conference etc with THE RIVER GOOSE any time of day. Special events, Vegetarian and Halaal catered for on request. For a totally different experience, THE RIVER GOOSE is also availabale for wine tasting.  Bookings essential.


Cell: +27 84 549 2924 / +27 84 581 9687

Our farmstall offers a choice of breakfasts, roosterkoek and light lunches.  The farmstall sells fresh fruit in season, a range of locally made jams, preserves and olive oil.
We stock Kasselshoop cheese and the wines from Bonnievale Cellar.
If you travel along the R60 between Ashton and Swellendam make this your stop. Sit on the stoep and enjoy a good cup of coffee and something sweet while the kids have some fun in the fenced playground.  The farmstall is open Monday to Sunday from 08:30 to 17:00.

Cafe on Weltevrede

Tel: 023 616 2141

Come and enjoy a Weltevrede platter with all sorts of local cheeses, olives, breads, spreads and cured meats. Paired with some fine Weltevrede wines and a breathtaking view over the vineyards.

Irena Coetsee

Tel/Fax: +27 23 616 3968
Cell: +27 72 278 5148

Irena can be commissioned for still-life, nature, buildings, farms, sceneries, etc. She also works from photographs.

Irena studies with Wendy Martel, and a number of her paintings are now in foreign hands.

De Wijngarten Wine Shop & TIMJAN Wonder Juice Factory

Tel: 023 616 2367
Fax: 023 616 2699


We have a large selection of wines from our region, all under one roof. You can shop around at leisure and taste the cellar of the week's excellent wines.

Die Boek Hoek

Cell:  079 081 0091
E-mail: dieboekhoek@gmail.com

Parmalat Cheese Shop

Tel: 023 616 2370

Here a wide variety of Parmalat products are available, including cheese produced locally. Other Parmalat products produced at their other plants are also on offer such as milk, a range of yoghurts including their exciting new drinking yoghurt, cottage cheese, cream and butter – including their newly launched flavoured butters. Pop around for their specials!

Bonnievale Antiques

Tel: 023 616 2668

Antiques / reproduction antiques.

Myrtle Rigg Memorial Church

Christopher Forrest Rigg was the founder and first owner of Bonnievale. He saw the potential prospect of creating an irrigation scheme from the Breede River in Bonnievale, and therefor bought most of the valley. He then divided it into plots which he sold to farmers, who cultivated Lucerne and grapes.
Mr. and Mrs. Rigg had three children, but two died in infancy. Mary Myrtle was the youngest and the apple of her parents' eyes. She did voluntary work and when she died in 1911, her father built the church in her memory. The stones used in building the church came from Bonnievale; the doors were imported from Zanzibar (when bought, they were already two hundred years old!) and the tiles were imported from India. The church was completed in 1922. Bonnievale Municipality restored the church in 1977. The Tourism Bureau of Bonnievale is currently applying to have the church declared a National Monument Museum. Read more on the history page.

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