BOTRIVIER

Botrivier is situated on the ultra-scenic line that goes over Sir Lowry's Pass, past Elgin and to Caledon, Bredasdorp and Protem in the area known as the Overberg. Indeed, Botrivier marks the start of the Overberg as the line clears the Hottentots-Holland mountain range and descends into the river valley that gives the village its name. Although the station is no longer manned, it has been preserved in good condition. A small signal box with eight levers controlled train movements in the station area, but the signalling was removed in the 1980s. However, a single semaphore arm has been preserved, although this actual signal is from Potchefstroom in the North West province.

The station and yard area. The signalling area was in the front of the station building. Pictures on this page were provided by Dylan Knott.
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