Hidden between patches of bluegum trees and surrounded by a rocky hillside lies the almost forgotten village of Redelinghuys. The famous Verlorenvlei (RAMSAR protected) stretches from the upper reaches at Redelinghuys, 30km north and flows into the Atlantic Ocean at Elands Bay. It makes an excellent base for day trips to the seaside or to explore the scenic country side. Verlorenvlei is renowned for its prolific birdlife (+180 species), indigenous fynbos, flora & fauna, potato farms and unspoilt nature.

During the annual flower season (July-September) a multitude of flowers carpet the vicinity with glorious colours and scents. Daisies, chinckerenchees, belladonna lilies, arum and also Pink Afrikaner (red lily), also called the Sandveld Lily are to be seen.

Redelinghuys is known as the Potato Capital of the Sandveld, as only the best potatoes are grown here. Different hiking trails lead through spectacular scenery, while ancient rock formation can be seen and nature lovers can get inner peace. This is also the area where the ever famous Rooibos grows in its natural state and fresh Rooibos tea is freely available.

Military history was made at Vegkop along the vlei, where Boer lead Brit into a skirmish at the end of the 19th Century. Resettling of wildlife is receiving attention and can be viewed at specific locations. The village & vicinity offer a welcome breakaway to all nature lovers.


Contact Information

Office Hours:

Open: Mon-Fri: 08:30 - 17:00

          Sat: 10:00 - 13:00

Emergency Numbers:

Police - 022 962 1620
Ambulance - 022 913 1865
Clinic (Mon- Fri: 09:00-15:00) - 022 962 1810


Redelinghuys Tourism Bureau
Voortrekker Street
PO Box 47

Contact Details

Tel: 022 913 2063
Fax: 022 913 2063


Towns in the Bergrivier


Location Map: Redelinghuys