Vineyards and orchards surround the thoroughly modern little town of Vredendal; its name meaning 'valley of peace'.  It is the administrative and commercial center for the surrounding area.

Vredendal is possibly best remembered for its beautiful wild flowers in spring when the mountains metamorphose into a tapestry of exquisite colour, are a true joy to behold and a photographer's dream.

The R362 leads to the popular resort of Strandfontein on the coast.

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