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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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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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R700.0

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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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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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R700.0

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Elianthe Guesthouse

Guest Houses in Swellendam

Elianthe's Guest House is situated in a charming old Victorian building which is 180 years old, with original yelloww...

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R620.0

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Flametree Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Swellendam

Set in Swellendam, 5 km from Bontebok National Park, Flametree Guesthouse features free WiFi access and free private ...

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R830.0

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Moolmanshof Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Swellendam

Moolmashof (1798): Manor House, Traditional Cape Dutch H-Shaped Farmhouse

Said to be the oldest house still stand...

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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...

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R500.0

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Old Mac Daddy Luxury Trailer Park

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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R1195.0

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Guesthouse LaRachelle

Guest Houses in Swellendam

The non-smoking en-suite bedrooms have an ambience of tranquility and style. Each unit has a separate entrance openin...

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R530.0

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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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Peace Valley Guesthouse

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Napier

Peace Valley Guesthouse offers high quality accommodation at affordable prices. It sleeps up to 8 people and is suit...

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R600.0

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Frog Mountain Getaway

Self Catering in Swellendam

The Kilpin family would like to welcome you to their beautiful secluded farm in the Langeberg Mountains near Swellendam.

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R1600.0

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Cape Agulhas Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Cape Agulhas

Luxury guest house within 2 minutes walking from the sea. Hearty South African breakfasts served in spacious breakfas...

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R670.0

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Bo Kapie - Swellendam

Cottages, Self Catering in Swellendam

BO-KAPIE (1833) is, as its name implies, a typical example of the multi coloured houses found in the Bo-Kaap. Nestlin...

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R1760.0

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Paul Wallace Wines and Guest Cottages

Cottages in Elgin, Grabouw

Paul Wallace Wines and Cottages is situated on the Wallovale Vineyard farm (Paul Wallace Wines), with gorgeous sunset...

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R1800.0

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Oceanview B&B

Bed and Breakfast in Struisbaai

Ships, far out on the horizon, pass the Southernmost Tip of Africa and whales display their majestic elegance while ...

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R800.0

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Chris-Elle Wedding & Self Catering

Camps, Caravan Parks, Cottages, Self Catering in Swellendam

The free-standing cottage with a double bed, and sleeper couch that is open-plan to the kitchen area. There are 2 sin...

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R60.0

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Windmill Guesthouse

Guest Houses in Swellendam

A hidden gem in the historic town of Swellendam

Situated just of the main street of Swellendam, the Windmill Guestho...

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R650.0

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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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R880.0

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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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R800.0

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Wildebraam Berry Estate

Cottages in Swellendam

Wildebraam offers several lovely accommodation units on a youngberry farm in Swellendam. Nestled in the Hermitage Val...

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R550.0

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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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Somerset Gift Getaway Farm

Guest Farms, Self Catering in Swellendam

The setting is simply idyllic, with stunning views of the mountain, green pastures where cattle and horses graze, a s...

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R1100.0

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Elgin Valley Inn

Guest Houses in Grabouw

Bed and Breakfast accommodation in 10 luxurious double rooms.

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Bergview

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Swellendam

Situated in Swellendam, 200 m from Drostdy Museum, Bergview features free Wi-Fi access and free private parking.

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R650.0

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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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R1455.0

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Hermitage Huisies

Cottages in Swellendam

Our little farm, in the picturesque Hermitage Valley, is situated just 2km’s outside of Swellendam at the foot of the...

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Schoone Oordt Country House

Guest Farms, Guest Houses in Swellendam

Schoone Oordt Country House is a charming country hotel in Swellendam South Africa, possibly the best of Swellendam a...

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R1650.0

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Bibi's Joy

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Swellendam

In Suurbraak, on the other side of the river, is the quaint self-catering cottage, “Bibi’s Joy”, belonging to Peter a...

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R300.0

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African Shades Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast in Swellendam

We offer six en-suite rooms (four twin rooms, one family cottage and one luxury King-size room). All our rooms are lo...

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R595.0

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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.