Riversdale at a glance
Riversale is a flourishing country town situated on the N2 highway between the Langeberg mountain range and the sea, and within easy reach of surrounding towns.
Riversdale makes an ideal stop-over or base for exploring the area. Riversdale's ideal location gives it the advantage of being within a few kilometres of seaside towns such Still Bay and Witsand and also an excellent base for one-day trips to explore the variety of natural beauty,& charming 19th century restored houses, breathtaking hiking trails and exquisite mountain scenery. There are countless activities on offer such as 4x4 routes, abseiling alongside waterfalls, horseback safaris, hang gliding, fishing and water sports.
Nestled at the foot of the Sleeping Beauty mountain peak - a well-loved landmark which never fails to capture the imagination - Riversdale has earned the name of Floral Paradise of the Garden Route because of the abundance of indigenous flora - referred to as Fynbos - which covers the mountains and surrounding areas. This floral rainbow is in full bloom throughout the winter months.
The bustling and expanding business centre with a clustering of large chain stores and banks services residents, tourists and shoppers from the surrounding towns.
Farming is the main industry of the region. Activities include wheat and grain, fruit, cattle and dairy farming, sheep, ostriches, export flower farms and honeybush tea production. Riversdale has a all year round moderate climate with rainfall throughout the year.