Porterville

Porterville is the only region in South Africa where the very rare Disa Uniflora flower is found. Go paragliding, hiking or taste organically produced wines.

Located on the West Coast Way Berg RoutePorterville

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West Coast Way is South Africa’s road trip with the most twists. Explore a unique collection of 101 road trip stops along themed routes by planning a self-drive trip or guided tour for a nature and adventure-filled Cape West Coast vacation. The new West Coast Way “basket” of free routes on offer include the West Coast Way Tractor Route, the West Coast Way Berg Route, the West Coast Way Foodie Route, the West Coast Way Cultural Route, the West Coast Way Wild Route – as well as the newly launched Cape Way Route – all of which are designed to showcase the many attractions and activities that are already on offer on the Cape West Coast and inland areas – but may be unknown to many.

For more information on West Coast Way, the other routes on offer, and the list of 101 Things to Do on the West Coast visit westcoastway.co.za or call West Coast Way on 0861 321 777. Connect with West Coast Way on Facebook and Twitter at WestCoastWaySA.

Porterville is a town famous for the rarest of flowers and picturesque mountains

Porterville is located on the West Coast Way  Berg Route. Flying under the banner “Enjoy Our Heritage”, Porterville is a picturesque Cape West Coast town located at the foot of the Olifants River Mountains.

The region around Porterville is famous as the only place where the very rare Uniflora Disa, a beautiful yellow flower, can be found. Even more remarkable is Porterville’s small sulphur yellow Disa colony – the only one of its kind in the world.

Porterville has a variety of hiking trails to intriguing destinations like De Hel (the hell) and De Tronk (the jail) where impressive rock formations can be found. There is also a waterfall trail dotted with waterfalls.

Go hiking, star gazing (the town has a special stargazing event) or take on a 4×4 route.

Porterville Farmer’s Market is a community focused event, that supports local Porterville producers. It is a great weekly opportunity for locals to meet, visitors to experience our town and everyone to have the opportunity of enjoying fresh, high quality produce at low prices.
Supporting this market is supporting the individuals and families that sell their produce here and helping create and develop our beautiful town’s community spirit.
Locally sourced goods are delivered fresh every Saturday morning to our stunning Farm venue on Houdconstant Farm. Our suppliers range from pensioners to young students, as well as local charities who all benefit from the opportunity to sell at the market and who we are proud to help support.
How to join? You can find us every Saturday, 9 am to 2 pm, on Houdconstant Farm… drive up Basson Street towards the mountain, past Porterville Hoerskool and take the first dirt road right at the Porterville Farmer’s Market sign.
They are open on Saturday:
Market opens 9 am to 2 pm
The Food Bar opens 8 am to 2 pm
Call 0840495757 if you would like to find out more 
There are a few great things to do in Porterville, especially on weekends…
  • Paragliding. You can join the folks from various paragliding clubs and enjoy the best-ranked spot in South Africa to paraglide, Dasklippas.
  • Porterville Farmer’s Market. Spend the morning with family and friends at the market. Great food, produce and loads for kids to do while adults relax in the big fresh air. They are also looking at doing events and dinner soon, so watch this space.
  • Art studios. Get in contact with numerous artists and visit them at the spectacular studios. Die Mosiak Huis is one that is not to be missed.
  • Jewellery workshops. Contact the local goldsmith at Ebonymoon and join one of her fabulous workshops where she guides you through making your own unique jewellery.
  • Take an amazing hike up the gorge at 22 Watervalle as a day visitor and enjoy the rock pools.

Find Porterville on the West Coast Way Berg Route.

Distance from Cape Town: 144.6km
Where: On the R44
Open 7 days a week | Free entry
Contact: [email protected] | +27 22 931 3732 |   www.portervilletourism.co.zaPorterville

Road-Trip-Southern-Africa-West-Coast-Way-Routes

West Coast Way is South Africa’s road trip with the most twists. Explore a unique collection of 101 road trip stops along themed routes by planning a self-drive trip or guided tour for a nature and adventure-filled Cape West Coast vacation. The new West Coast Way “basket” of free routes on offer include the West Coast Way Tractor Route, the West Coast Way Berg Route, the West Coast Way Foodie Route, the West Coast Way Cultural Route, the West Coast Way Wild Route – as well as the newly launched Cape Way Route – all of which are designed to showcase the many attractions and activities that are already on offer on the Cape West Coast and inland areas – but may be unknown to many.

For more information on West Coast Way, the other routes on offer, and the list of 101 Things to Do on the West Coast visit westcoastway.co.za or call West Coast Way on 0861 321 777. Connect with West Coast Way on Facebook and Twitter at WestCoastWaySA.

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