Breede River Resort & Fishing Lodge “Start of Summer” SPECIAL From Only R225 Per Person Sharing, Double En suite Room, Bed & Breakfast The Breede River Lodge is a hidden jewel of the Western Cape, South Africa. Situated in Witsand at the mouth of the mighty Breede River which flows into St Sebastian Bay, it is witness to the greatest concentration of Southern Right Whales in the world during the winter months.
The Breede River, which is the largest river in South Africa (volume wise) and is the longest estuary in South Africa with the sea water pushing 50 kilometers up river, offers unparalleled fishing both in the river and at sea. The whole area has a surreal beauty with white beaches, open farm lands, a river mouth the size of a lagoon, nature reserves and many historical sites. Take a local trip around the area, including the famous hand drawn pont at Malgas. See the two churches in the area that were built in the 1800’s as well as other places of interest. Swellendam is an old historical town dating back to not long after Van Riebeeck’s arrival in the Cape, and lies at the foot of the majestic Langeberg Mountains. But, first a visit to the Bontebok Park on the banks of the river.
Then on to the Berry farm before enjoying a good lunch, after which you could call in at the Museum and art gallery. A cruise across the river followed by a short hike to the quaint little village at Infanta; then on to the well-known lookout “St Sebastian Point” before returning to the river for a picnic lunch, then back to the Hotel. St Sebastian Bay is home to the largest winter migration of Southern Right whales who come to calf off these shores. The Boosmansbos Wilderness Area is situated in the majestic Langeberg Mountains, of which over 14 000 hectares forms the Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve. It is regarded as a hiker’s paradise.