Villiersdorp, known as the Pearl of the Overberg, was established in 1844 by Veldkornet P.H. DeVilliers and declared a municipality in 1885. The village was given the name of De Villiers Dorp in order to reflect the French influence amongst the inhabitants of that time, due to the fact that many were descendants of French Huguenot families. 

On the outskirts of Villiersdorp is the Theewaterskloof lake which is the 5th largest lake in South Africa, with a yacht club providing watersports, bass fishing and scenic catamaran cruises. Bordering on this spectacular lake we have Theewaterkloof Country Estate, a private secure village with 24-hour access control, offering a 9-hole golf course, tennis courts, swimming pool and private beach to the residents of the estate.

Explore Villiersdorp



The seaside town of Hermanus, which boasts an annual whale festival, is only an hour's drive away. 



Situated between the Waterval and Baviaans Mountains Villiersdorp boasts the best terrain for sports of all kinds which include climbing, hiking, biking, camping and riding. 

Food and Drink

Food and Drink

Stop by one of our cellars for a refreshing glass of wine or visit our restaurants and coffee shops for something to to satisfy any hunger.



There are a multitude of  spectacular old buildings in the town and on surrounding farms. Take a long stroll around the quaint tree lined streets and experience Villiersdorp's heritage.

Living in Villiersdorp

Areas near to Villiersdorp

Arabella Country Estate, Arniston, Bettys Bay, Bredasdorp, Caledon, Cape Agulhas, Elgin, Gansbaai, Greyton, Hermanus, Kleinmond, Napier, Onrus, Pringle Bay, Rooi Els, Stanford, Struisbaai, Swellendam,


Villiersdorp has its own medical centre as well as local practices offering all services from optometry through to dentistry.


Visit the towns local arts, crafts, décor and deli items for some retail therapy.


Villiersdorp is situated just over an hours drive from Cape Town, 25 minutes from Caledon Casino and the picturesque town of Franschhoek. 


The Mediterranean climate allows for many outdoor activities and plays an important role in our fruit export.

Villiersdorp Art & Wine

Art & Wine Villiersdorp celebrating an art exhibition of 2 local artists on the 8th October 2016 held at Dagbreek

For more information, please contact the Info Centre - 028 840 0082

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