The small town of Botrivier is situated at the foothills of the Houw Hoek Mountains in the Overberg Region of the Western Cape. With the Bot River gently meandering through the village it is peaceful and quaint with a small population living here.
En-route to Hermanus Botrivier sits perfectly in this fertile valley of historical wine farms and the wetlands of the lagoon. The lagoon is perfect for trout fishing and to see the thousands of waterfowl that flock to the marshes. The Houw Hoek Pass provides endless possibilities for mountain biking and hiking with chances of spotting the prolific wildlife found here. Not to mention the incredible fynbos.
Botrivier is home to many talented artists and crafter's showcasing their talent in the brightly painted shops. The village is filled with history which is told through the various points of interest in the town. Visit the tourism office for more information on the area and the historic walks available.
Every year the town becomes a hive of activity during their popular events. Some of the annual events includes the Barrels and Beards Harvest Celebration, the Barrel Fest and the Christmas Market.
There is no shortage of accommodation options in Botrivier, from Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts to self-catering units - there is something to suit any taste and budget. Restaurants are varied each with their own unique styles and flavours.
Some of the things to see and do in Botrivier are as follows: