Stormsvlei hamlet comprises a cluster of buildings on the farm Avontuur, on the road between Swellendam and Riviersonderend. It lies just off the N2 highway on a
trunk road leading to Bonnievale and is sited immediately before the bridge over the Sonderend River.
Stormsvlei has an interesting and colourful history and the name 'Avontuur' is first encountered when grazing rights were granted in 1732. From there it developed
into a self-contained settlement with its inn, smithy, trading store and other amenities.
The inn no longer provides accommodation and now houses Country Flowers, a hugely successful dried flower undertaking run by Mary Spies. Flowers are grown and
preserved for export. Edwina Köhler, who ran her restaurant in Swellendam for 16 years, has lived in Stormsvlei for the past 5 years running a restaurant.
She says for the travelers who venture off the N2 into this (as Edwina says "One horse town without the horse") town, she serves two different dishes everyday
like today 30 June 2009 was Pork Fillet with masala or Beef cutlets with Mushroom and cream sauce, fried potatoes (Brat Kartoffeln) and roasted season vegetables.
Edwina lives in the old Police Station and her brother in the revamped prison cells.