Velddrif

The fishing village of Velddrif lies at the mouth of the Berg River on the Capes' West Coast and is part of the Crayfish Route.  The annual Berg River Canoe Marathon ends in Velddrif and has a reputation for being one of the toughest courses in the world.  It is common to see the rickety wooden jetties with the dried fish speciality “Bokkoms” hanging up to dry.

Velddrif have a long list of accommodation options including camping, self-catering units and cottages, farm accommodation, bed and breakfasts, guest houses and hotels.  For details please contact Velddrif Tourism Bureaux at +27 (0)22 783 1821.

Porterville Paragliging - Velddrif Accommodation
Velddrif on the West Coast.

Did you know?

Porterville Paragliding - The Common Blue Butterfly.


The Common Blue are small butterflies attracted to wet mud with other blues. They also like visiting the blue flowers of the Plumbago plant which is one of its larval foods.

Male wing upper sides are an iridescent lilac blue with a thin black border. Females are brown with a row of red spots along the wing edges with some blue at the base of the wings.

The chrysalis is formed on the ground where it is attended to by ants which will often take it into their nests. The larvae create a substance called honey dew which the ants eat while the butterfly lives with them in the ant hill.


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Date : 2018/04/09
Time : 02:24:11
Temp : 24.5 °C
Dew : -7 °C
Wind Dir : ENE
Vmin : 12 km/h
Vmax : 24 km/h
Vavg : 18 km/h
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