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The Overberg region in the Western Cape of South Africa begins after cresting the Hollands-Hottentot Mountains in the west and extends along the southern coast to reach the Riversdale area in the east. It’s a vast area consisting of pristine fynbos, wheat fields, livestock farms, apple o... read more

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Old Mac Daddy Luxury Trailer Park

Bed and Breakfast, Caravan Parks in Grabouw

The Airstream Trailer Park idea was originally inspired by a natural rural setting so when The Daddy Long Legs Group ...

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R2095.0

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Breede River Resort and Fishing Lodge

Apartments, Backpacker, Guest Lodge, Resorts, Self Catering in Witsand

Waterfront units, standard and self catering units as well as backpacker rooms

Swimming Pool
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R521.0

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Appelsbosch Farm Cottage

Cottages, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Swellendam

Appelsbosch Guest House is a four-bedroom cottage sleeping up to seven guests, with two bathrooms and a fully equippe...

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R380.0

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Sun Touched Inn Travelers Lodge and Restaurant

Bed and Breakfast in Napier

The Suntouched Inn offers stylishly decorated double en-suite, twin and family rooms, inspired by our travels, as wel...

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R120.0

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Fleckvieh Guestfarm @ Grootvadersbosch Landgoed

Camps, Cottages, Guest Farms, Self Catering in Swellendam

Fleckvieh Guestfarm @ Grootvadersbosch Landgoed offers self-catering units and is located on a private WORKING farm s...

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R300.0

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Swallow Creek Cottages

Cottages, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Buffeljagsrivier, Swellendam

Swallow Creek Cottages are situated in Buffeljagsrivier on a quiet small holding with a beautiful view of the mountai...

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R700.0

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Sanctum Cottages

Cottages, Guest Farms, Guest Houses, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Elgin, Grabouw

SANCTUM COTTAGES:
* Apple Crumble cottage
* The Studio
* The Antique Studio
* Farm house bedroom

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R450.0

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Elianthe Guesthouse

Guest Houses in Swellendam

Elianthe Guesthouse is a Victorian building over 180 years old, which has been renovated to become a country retreat ...

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R550.0

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Rietspruit Country Cottage

Cottages in Villiersdorp

Experience country living at its best with breathtaking scenery, cozy and comfortable accommodation, endearing farm a...

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R900.0

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Paddatjiesrus

Self Catering in Struisbaai

It is as if it is your own home. Each unit has its own braai area and there is a big lawn for children to play.
Unfor...

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R600.0

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Braeside Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast in Swellendam

5 en-suite rooms all beautifully and individually decorated. Quality beds and linens. Swimming pool and spacious gard...

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R800.0

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Trails End Bike Hotel

Health Resorts, Hotels in Elgin, Grabouw

Accommodation ranges from 8 affordable dormitory-styled bedrooms on the ground floor and 8 en-suite bedrooms upstairs...

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R800.0

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Kwetu Guest Farm

Guest Farms in Buffeljagsrivier, Swellendam

Three comfortable self-catering one bedroom cottages. Two are alongside a dam. Sleeps two privately. Bed/s in lounge....

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R850.0

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Carmel Cottages

Cottages in Grabouw

Carmel Cottages and Guest Rooms are beautifully decorated with luxury and comfort in mind. Spoil yourself with soft s...

Braai Area
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R600.0

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Kunguru Lodge (Tri Active)

Guest Farms in Grabouw

Our lodge, surrounded by lush gardens and orchards, nestled in the heart of the Elgin Valley, with easy access from t...

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R690.0

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South Point

Bed and Breakfast, Self Catering in Cape Agulhas

South Point self catering accommodation and B&B, is situated 100metres from the gates to the Agulhas National Park, i...

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R900.0

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Swaynekloof Farm

Cottages, Self Catering in Botrivier

Swaynekloof is a life-style farm with sweeping paddocks and a picturesque game reserve. Accommodation includes a four...

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R750.0

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Wolfkloof Boerdery

Backpacker, Camps, Cottages, Self Catering in Swellendam

Wolfkloof Boerdery has several accommodation options to cater for a range of guests. From cosy cottages to camping yo...

Braai Area
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R110.0

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Houw Hoek Hotel

Bed and Breakfast in Grabouw

The family-friendly Houw Hoek Hotel is the perfect retreat, a combination of natural beauty, peace and comfort. Join ...

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R1050.0

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El Gallo Guest Accommodation

Guest Houses, Self Catering in Napier

In an original old homestead, in the heartbeat of the charming village of Napier, you will find the gem that is El Ga...

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R350.0

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Marloth Lodge Swellendam

Bed and Breakfast, Cottages, Guest Lodge, Self Catering in Swellendam

The Lodge offers quality accommodation for groups, families and solo travelers alike. Entertainment outside braai fac...

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R350.0

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Winterson en Somerkoelte

Guest Houses, Self Catering in Swellendam

Winterson en Somerkoelte is situated in Swellendam and offers guests a choice of self-catering units that can sleep b...

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R320.0

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A Log Home at Buffalo Creek

Self Catering in Buffeljagsrivier, Swellendam

Our self-catering Log Home may be rustic but it has everything that you need for your break away. It can sleep up to ...

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DSTV
Braai Area
Full Kitchen

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R1200.0

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Berg en Dal Guest House

Guest Houses in Villiersdorp

Berg en Dal is a luxury retreat surrounded by beautiful views. You will find us in the picturesque town of Villiersdo...

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R495.0

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Paddavleitjie Self Catering

Self Catering in Swellendam

Paddavleitjie (Frog pond) is a walled property with electric gates and a garden. Every apartment has a covered patio ...

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R500.0

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Gaikou Lodge

Guest Houses in Swellendam

The luxury units with their great feeling of space will invite you to relax to the cooling sound of bird song and run...

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R1055.0

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A Hilltop Country Retreat

Bed and Breakfast, Self Catering in Swellendam

Add an "experience" to your memories. A Hilltop Country Retreat offers a variety of self-catering rooms to choose fro...

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Full Kitchen
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R725.0

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Elgin Vintners Manor House

Guest Houses in Elgin, Grabouw

Elgin Vintners has recently opened the beautiful renovated Victorian style Ridgelands Homestead as Elgin Vintners Man...

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R950.0

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Augusta De Mist Country Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Cottages, Guest Houses in Swellendam

Give us a quick call at +27285142425 to see if we are running any specials. We have 2 five-star cottages, 2 garden su...

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R1140.0

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Skipskop Self Catering Chalets

Chalets, Self Catering in Swellendam

Situated in Swellendam in the Western Cape, Skipskop Chalets consists of three luxurious chalets situated in the main...

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R400

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More info about Overberg

The Overberg region in the Western Cape of South Africa begins after cresting the Hollands-Hottentot Mountains in the west and extends along the southern coast to reach the Riversdale area in the east. It’s a vast area consisting of pristine fynbos, wheat fields, livestock farms, apple orchards and spectacular coastline flanked by the Langeberg range of mountains and the warm Indian Ocean.

The word Overberg means Over the Mountain in Dutch and was for many years an obstacle in the path of Dutch expansion. Negotiating the Hollands-Hottentot Mountains was a major problem and it was only after the Sir Lowry’s Pass was established in 1830 that the area began to flourish.

Travellers to the Overberg are greeted to rambling green fields with a vast mountain range ever present in the north. Charming towns and interesting road stalls are dotted along the way and the coast is only a short detour off the main highway.

The area lends itself to outdoor recreation, with activities ranging from shark cage diving to hiking, cycling, water sports and lazy beach days. Set aside at least a week to truly enjoy the fabulous attractions this region has to offer.

 

Top 10 reasons to visit the Overberg

1. The town of Elgin is best known for its apple orchards, however, it has a cosy wine route and is a popular mountain biking destination. Cape Canopy Tours offers a thrilling series of zip line slides, 13 in total and some over 300m in length, through the dramatic Elgin valley.

2. Enjoy a wine tasting on a river boat cruise in Robertson. Aside from the town’s popular wine route, Robertson is also a renowned racehorse breeding centre.

3. The De Hoop Nature Reserve gives the visitor an opportunity to explore fynbos through the various hiking trails in the reserve. Highlights are the bat-occupied Windhoek cave, the Cape vulture breeding grounds, animal sightings, remote beaches and swimming in delightful rock pools.

4. Picturesque Bonnievale is popular for its brandy, peaches and cheeses. The town has several interesting road stalls and restaurants to sample the goods. Visit the tiny Myrtle Riggs church, built by her father at her behest before she died at age 7. 

5. The Genadendal Moravian Mission Station is the oldest in South Africa and has been beautifully restored. Nelson Mandela visited the station in 1995 and was so affected by its amazing history that he changed the name of the presidential residence in Cape Town to Genadendal.

6. Hermanus is regarded as the world’s best land-based whale watching site. Walk the 12km cliff path to view the Southern Right, Bryde’s and Humpback whales that regularly frequent the bay.

7. The fishing village of Gansbaai is the country’s shark cage diving hub. Daily boat trips take the adventurous to Dyer Island where the great white shark feeds on the resident seal colony.

8. Lovers of architecture and history will appreciate Swellendam, once considered the last outpost of civilisation. The town is the country’s 3rd oldest and a sheep farming district. Stop in at the Drostdy, a museum complex depicting life in the 18th and 19th century. The Bontebok National Park is nearby, a reserve that has successfully ensured the continuation of the threatened Bontebok antelope.

9. Named after an 1815 shipwreck, the quaint town of Arniston with its bright fisherman’s cottages and craft centre is a worthwhile stop. Check out Waenhuiskrans cave, a large cavern accessible at low tide and capable of housing a wagon and span of oxen, thus the name.

10. Visitors flock to Cape Agulhas to stand at the most southerly point of Africa and where the Indian Ocean meets the Atlantic Ocean. Many a ship has come to grief here on the shallow bank stretching 250km out to sea. Visit the lighthouse and an old wreck, still visible on the beach.

 

Transport

If based on the western half of the Overberg region, the Cape Town International Airport is anything between 55km and 255km away. If in the eastern section, George Airport is between 100km and 190km for domestic flights to Cape Town International. Car rental agencies are located in all major towns and cities, otherwise order a vehicle online and collect at a convenient location. The area is best travelled using a hired vehicle.

 

Did you know?

The Langeberg range of mountains runs parallel with the coastline for approximately 250km and divides the Overberg from the open plains of the interior. Four passes cross the mountains at various points, the most scenic being the Tradouws Pass near Barrydale.

Cape Agulhas was possibly given the name by early Portuguese mariners who found that their compass needles (agulhas in Portuguese) showed no magnetic deviation from true north.

The Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve extending from Rooi Els to Kleinmond is a UNESCO heritage site.