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Riversdale is a flourishing country town located along the National Road (N2) linking Cape Town – 300 Km to the west and Port Elizabeth – 470 Km to the east. Riversdale’s ideal location gives it the advantage of being a short traveling distance to seaside towns such as Still Bay, Gouritsmond and Witsand and is also an excellent base for one-day trips to explore the variety of natural beauty, interesting places, charming 19th century restored houses, breathtaking hiking, hang gliding, fishing and water sports, 4 x 4 trails, and absailing alongside waterfalls.
Riversdale, Home of the Sleeping Beauty mountain peak – a well known landmark which never fails to capture the imagination – has earned its name of the 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.
Riversdale is a town full of surprises and contrast. Experience the serenity of true country life, feel the caress of a fresh breeze, smell the fragrance of fynbos in the sweet country air, cherish the memories of sincere country hospitality. Where tradition and diversity blend to form rich character, charm and culture. Where old meets new.
With farming being the main industry, activities include wheat and grain, fruit, cattle and dairy farming, sheep, ostriches, export flower farms and honeybush tea production.
Safety – the utmost priority is afforded to safety and security in this crime-free environment. a proficient and caring police force and a number of security companies, as well as neighbourhood-watch patrols, exist.
Medical practitioners and paramedics service, operating from the local hospital, are available. Riversdal is a malaria free zone.
George airport is 120 km away but Riversdale has its own airfield. The town has an all year round moderate climate with rainfall throughout the year.