Nice down-to-earth farming folk in this little town, who seem genuinely interested in your well-being. Driving off the N2, the approach towards Bonnievale is a scenic one, marked by aloes – the punks of the botanical world, we thinks – crusty mountains and terraced vineyards. The village itself is nothing to look at, but when you can float down the Breede River with the warm morning sun on your back, who cares about a town? Bonnievale is getaway Mecca and there is no need to compromise. Most of the cottages described here are either on the Breede River or very close to it; others are on the slopes of the Langeberg, accurately referred to as Little Switzerland.