Suidpunt

Suidpunt (South Point) is at the southernmost point of Africa and is a subregion of the Overberg. Suidpunt stretches from Gansbaai in the west through Buffeljagsrivier, Struisbaai and Arniston to the mouth of the Breede River in the east. The region includes the towns of Arniston, Bredasdorp, Elim, L’Agulhas, Malgas and Struisbaai. Stock-farmers settled in […]

Barrydale

This town is on Route 62 and is the gateway to the Overberg and the Klein Karoo. Three different vegetation types grow within a 30-km radius of the town – lush forests in the east, arid Karoo in the north and fruit farms in the west. Needless to say, hikers make frequent use of the […]

Bot River Lagoon

Nestling at the foot of the Houw Hoek Mountains, this town overlooks expanses of wheat fields. The Bot River Lagoon and Walker Bay are close to the town and attract many visitors to the area. Adventure And Sport Klein Paradys Equestrian Centre: The centre offers rides on well-trained horses. Cuisine Bot River Wine Route: The […]

Bredasdorp

Bredasdorp is surrounded by gentle rolling hills, wheat fields and sheep farms. It was South Africa’s first “dorp” (town) and was established by Michiel van Breda in 1838. Van Breda and another leading personality, Pieter van der Byl, disagreed about where the church should be built. The result was that two churches and two towns […]

Caledon

Caledon was founded in 1813 near the place where hot mineral springs are found. The springs were first used by KhoiKhoi tribes. It is named after a former Governor of the Cape, the Earl of Caledon. Adventure And Sport Four-by-four Routes: 4×4 expeditions can be organised with the local farmers. Cuisine Beer and Bread Festival: […]

Elim

Moravian missionaries founded Elim in 1824 and the whitewashed, thatched dwellings are reminiscent of this period. The quaint village is a national monument and today only members of the Moravian Church live in it. The fynbos in the area is truly magnificent. Adventure And Sport Spookdraai: The Spookdraai (“Ghost’s Corner”) Hiking Trail takes the hiker […]

Gansbaai

The village, whose name means “Goose Bay”, looks out over beautiful Walker Bay. The name refers to the colony of Egyptian geese that once nested in the nearby freshwater fountain. Several conservation areas have been established to protect the considerable natural attractions of the area. Adventure And Sport Angling: Gansbaai is a popular rock- and […]

Genadendal

The town was established in 1738 around the oldest Moravian Mission Station in Africa. Genadendal means “Valley of Grace” and was founded by George Schmidt, a Moravian church missionary sent to preach to the Khoi people. With a little imagination, the beautifully preserved village could transport you to life in the Cape two centuries ago. […]

Grabouw / Elgin

Grabouw, founded in 1856, lies in the fertile Elgin Valley, the main apple-growing region of South Africa. The other main products grown in the region are fresh flowers and grapes, which also make for beautiful scenery. Adventure And Sport Hottentots-Holland Hiking Trail: The Hottentots-Holland Hiking Trail starts in a forest and ends in Franschhoek. Steenbras […]