Vanwyksdorp is a small rural village situated in the valley between the Langeberg and Rooiberg mountain ranges. The town can only be accessed on a gravel road. The Rooiberg Pass leads you 45km towards Calitzdorp and the Cloete and du Plessis passes 81km towards Herbertsdale. These three passes are gravel and very popular with mountain bikers and off road motorbikes.
Vanwyksdorp is the principal village of the area known as Kannaland and is renowned for its dried flower industry. Wildflowers are harvested from the mountain sides, dried, dyed and exported. Stock is also present in this farming community with some of the popular stock being angora goats, sheep, cattle and ostriches. Crop farming includes fruit; and particularly apricots are grown in the area.
The source of water for Vanwyksdorp is a mountain spring known as 'the eye', a fault in the Rooiberg Mountain Range.
Popular tourism activities in Vanwyksdorp include 4x4 trails, hiking trails, mountain biking and camping. Local farmers are inviting and engaging and many offer visitors the opportunity to witness farm operations, walk, hike and mountain bike on their properties. There are plenty of dirt roads leading to other interesting spots and one can head out and about for a day and still be in nature. Stargazing is a popular pastime and the sunsets are amazing. Vanwykdsdorp is a birders paradise and one could stay for days watching the abundance.
Vanwyksdorp is special in that there is so much to do but one can enjoy doing nothing just as much. It is a little piece of earth for you to explore and leave your mark. It seems like there are endless outdoor activities in Vanwyksdorp.
Vanwyksdorp is the kind of spot where you could purchase a little weekend cottage, allowing you to escape with family and friends, well supplied with wine, cheese, firewood and a good book. And, of course, your walking gear. You're in the rocky heights where the air is fresh and the village is fed by a mountain stream. Vanwyksdorp maintains its charm, and is known as something of a hideaway for those prepared to go the extra mile.
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