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.

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Paragliding Porterville - Male Malachite Sunbird during breeding season.

Malachite Sunbirds are found in hilly fynbos including protea stands which makes Porterville an ideal habitat for them.

The species is monogamous and the adult male is a beautiful metallic green when breeding and also has an elaborate display flight. He is hardly present during this time, only occasionally bringing food to the female or chick.

The female has brown upper parts with some indistinct streaking on the breast

Sunbirds have long thin down-curved bills and brush-tipped tubular tongues for feeding mainly on nectar.


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