Vredendal has one of the country’s largest cooperative wine cellars, Namaqua Wines. The town was originally known as Bakkeley Plaats. A Place of interest is the Old Roman Catholic Church.

Located on the West Coast Way Wild Route

Vredendal is located on the West Coast Way Wild Route. Vredendal lies on the Olifants River about 370 km north of Cape Town on the R27, and is the region’s largest town with a population of 20 000. The town’s economy is based on mining and agriculture. The Olifants River Irrigation Scheme has made it possible for farmers to grow grapes, potatoes, tomatoes, onions, pumpkins, watermelons and sweet melons.

Vredendal has one of the country’s largest cooperative wine cellars, a modern grape juice concentrate plant, and thriving dried fruit and a food canning industries.

The town was originally known as Bakkeley Plaats, apparently due to an altercation between the Dutch and the Khoi in 1668. Once peace had been declared, the name was changed to Vreedensdaal – valley of peace.

Find Vredendal on the West Coast Way Wild Route.

Open 7 days a week
Distance from Cape Town: 302.3 km
Where: N7
Contact: +27 (0)27 201 3376 | [email protected] | www.visitnwc.com

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