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De Gavers Provincial Estate

De Gavers provincial recreation park is situated in the neighbouring town of Onkerzele, around a 20-hectare lake where you are welcome to cycle, hike, swim, mountain bike, lie on the beach and play to your heart’s content.

Day recreation

Off with the children, on a bike ride or just fancy a stroll? Or would you rather let off steam by engaging in a sport activity? Are you looking for something relaxing like a swim or sauna? Or are you someone who has peace of mind when the children are enjoying themselves? Then De Gavers provincial park is the perfect destination for a day trip.

The park offers many leisure facilities, some free of charge and some at a cost. The 20-ha pond, the woods, along with the hiking and cycling trails provide a green backdrop where you can enjoy the peace and quiet. Do nothing if you want, just listen to the wind in the trees or watch the children play. You can be more active too, because here, we have come up with sports and games for young and old!

List of possible day activities: 

  • Playing village
  • Swimming pool 
  • Swimming and beach area
  • Ball sports: basketball, mini-football, tennis and volleyball
  • Gaverveer ferry
  • Minigolf
  • Climbing tower
  • Archery
  • Water sports: rowing, kayaking, pedalo, canoeing, surf biking, surfing, sailing 


The contemporary sports and play park makes De Gavers a unique recreation area. So unique that many even want to stay here for a few days, a week or longer.

Avid cyclists and hikers can rent the hikers' cabins, families often opt for the four-star campsite, youngsters swear by the youth hostel, while still others choose the comfortable bungalows. As you can see, there’s something for everyone!

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