Walking in Rosendal

Walking + Hiking

The town itself is very safe to walk around in so enjoy a slow meander through the peaceful roads of Rosendal.

For informal hikes conveniently located near town, click here.

Kindly be aware that the nearby farms are privately owned. Please refrain from trespassing by jumping fences or passing through closed gates.

Labyrinth
A labyrinth is located in Hobhouse Park, Botha Street.

Cycling in Rosendal

Rosendal Cycling Club
Rosendal is a very popular mountain biking destination with over 300km of gravel roads in the area. The town has an informal cycling club that welcomes all participants and skill levels. Routes vary every week and cover the regional and farm roads, with distances ranging between 20 and 70km – depending on interest and conditions.

You can also request information on various route options and GPX files if you would like to ride in your own time. 

Contact: Debbie
083 294 5260

Rosendal Tennis Club

Rosendal Tennis Club
The Club invites all visitors to come and play on Saturday afternoons from 14h00. Farmers, artists, other locals and visitors play very relaxed, non-competitive tennis. New balls are provided. Appropriate clothing and shoes must be worn at all times. Racquets are available free of charge.

Fees
Once-off: Adults – R50, under 16 – R30
Monthly: Adults: R200, families: R350 (children under 18)
* Your first tennis day is free

Contact: Peter
082 818 2461

Rosendal Village Market, monthly

Rosendal Village Market

The monthly Rosendal Village Market has become a red letter day in the calendar of Rosendallers. Market stalls display a mixture of home cooked pies, cookies, pancakes and handmade items, with visitors from the surrounding towns also exhibiting their talents.

Held on the first Saturday of each month.

Contact: Liela
082 878 3139

Historic Rosendal, Post Office

Self-walk history tour
Discover the history of our town at your own pace with our self-guided history tour. Immerse yourself in the stories of the past as you stroll through iconic landmarks, uncover hidden gems and learn about the events that shaped our community.

Listen to the whistling pastor’s wife, how the state allegedly stole Rosendal’s rain and why ringing of the church bell can be life-threatening.

All you need is a phone that can read QR codes.

Contact: Liela
082 878 3139

Rosendal Ghost Walk

The Rosendal Ghost Walk
Step into the shadows and tragic past of our town with the local ghost tour. Join me as we explore landmarks, hear chilling tales and (hopefully) encounter the spirits that linger in the night.

The tour is a walking tour of about an hour and a half to two hours.

Contact: Liela
082 878 3139

bokmakierie, bird tours

Bird watching tours 

Bird watching tours in Rosendal offer a captivating experience for nature enthusiasts and bird lovers alike. These unique tours are a blend of adventure, education, and appreciation for the natural world, making them a memorable experience for all.

Contact: Liela
082 878 3139

Join us for yoga

Yoga

Experience holistic wellness with Rosendal’s diverse yoga sessions, catering to all levels, including children and those seeking gentle chair yoga. Guided by Bunty, an experienced instructor who loves both practicing and sharing Yoga.

Monday: Chair Yoga 16h00
Tuesday: Adult Yoga 17h00
Wednesday: Kids Yoga 16h00
Thursday: Adult Yoga 17h00

Contact: Bunty
082 968 9174

massage, reiki, colour therapy

Massage, Colour Therapy and Reiki 

Prism
Rosendal resident Cathy Perkins trained in therapeutic massage, aromatherapy, colour therapy and reiki. She offers aromatherapy with deep tissue massage where required for muscular tension.  Colour therapy sessions include an assessment of colour selection, and massage with oils selected for colour resonation, colour light and energy balancing. Reiki treatment is also available. 

Appointments are available in the first and third weeks of each month.

Contact: Cathy
083 486 9241
cathyp@mweb.co.za

Mani & Pedi

That Little Salon

Manicure & pedicure salon services
Enjoy professional manicure and pedicure services in town, offering classic designs and contemporary trends. Additional salon services also available.

Contact: Robin
WhatsApp 082 492 5613 for bookings

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Enneagram in Rosendal

Integrative Enneagram

Rosendal resident Marna van den Berg has been an accredited Integrative Enneagram practitioner since 2018. The Enneagram is a rich and powerful tool for self-discovery that many clients describe as a life-changing experience. The Integrative Enneagram Report works with an individual as a complex, layered, unique and distinct being. It creates an awareness of what motivates an individual and provides a framework for understanding behaviours that stem from core motivations.

Contact: Marna
082 493 7711
unlockpe@yahoo.com

poetry in rosendal

Poetry with a Punch

‘Poetry with a punch’ is a fun event where everyone is welcome to share their own poetry or the poetry of their choice! The idea to create an opportunity for poets / lovers of poetry to get together originated in 2023 and kicked-off with a weekend event. Since then, bi-monthly events are held at Agterplaas restaurant from 18h00 to 20h00. 

Contact: Marna
082 493 7711
unlockpe@yahoo.com

Rosendal Baken van Hoop

The church is over a century old and every Sunday at 09h30 there is a service where everyone is welcome to join. The church is called ‘Rosendal Baken van Hoop/Rosendal Beacon of Hope’, and although the weekly services are attended by about 30 people the service is broadcast over social media to more than 300 people, The church is privileged to still have an organist that plays every Sunday.

Contact: Liela
082 878 3139

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