Experience a true eco-retreat where you can relax in one of the most tranquil and relaxing settings nature could offer. 

We are open with Covid-regulations in place!  Hope to see you soon all hikers, nature lovers, campers & 4 x 4 enthusiasts. 




Our log & stone chalets, authentic rondavel, ox-wagons and camping facilities provide for your every need. We have added two converted ox-wagens with decks, bathrooms with exquisite views and catering areas during lockdown. 

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This is a paradise for birdwatchers, hikers, mountain bikers and more. Many other activities may be enjoyed in the area. Bergrivier is a perfect place to relax and do as little as possible, but if you are looking to explore the area there are lots for your to do. 

We have added a new and exciting addition to Bergrivier in 2020. A 17,6 km 4 x 4 route.

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The retreat is conveniently located in the scenic Eastern Cape, only 50 km west of Port Elizabeth, and close to the N2.

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About Bergrivier Eco Retreat

Situated on the world-famous Baviaanskloof route close to the hamlets of Loerie, Hankey and Patensie, this beautiful farm has been home to the Williams family for the past 150 years.

Ready to come and stay?

Looking for the ultimate escape? 



Dit was voorwaar die beste wegbreek ooit! So rustig, sielskos. Ons plekkie, Kroonarend, was pynlik netjies, dit voel of jy by jou ouerhuis gaan kuier. Die natuur kalmeer jou gemoed, dit is regtig baie mooi! Ons sal defnintief weer by Bergrivier gaan kuier!

Rebecca Bevan - "Thank you for the Ghokum jam - it is really delicious. I wish we could have stayed longer at beautiful Bergrivier and explored the veld. Happy Christmas from BBC Gardeners' World."

Amy Nazar - "The experience was great. Peaceful. Relaxing. Great for those who appreciate nature and each others company."

Zane O'Connel - "Amazing Place, fantastic hike to waterfall. Spotted a lot of wildlife."

Gary Koekemoer - "Have enjoyed every one of our many stays there. Such peace and tranquility..."

Dries Pauley - "If you are looking for a quiet and restful place. .This is it!"

Lynette Clenell -"Perfect retreat near PE. Great hiking and stunning views."


The RECCE Filming Location

We are very proud to have been chosen as one of the primary filming locations for the proudly South African war drama, 'The Recce'!

Ready to find out more about filming at Bergrivier? Drop us an email for more info or a quote:

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Contact Us

Japie and Dorie Williams

Email: japiewms@bergrivier.com

Cell Dorie: 083 230 6910
Cell Japie: 082 200 3350


Box 161, Thornhill, 6375 South Africa

Rates: Available on request

Terms & Conditions:

No dogs / pets / firearms / fire crackers or loud music allowed

CORONA VIRUS UPDATE: We are open again for everyone!