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Overberg

Overberg Travel Directory

General Information

The Cape Overberg is situated in the southernmost region of South Africa and is one of the six regions in the Western Cape province.

The singularly unique experience of witnessing the meeting of the mighty Atlantic and Indian Oceans at Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of the African continent, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

As part of the World Heritage Site Cape Floral Kingdom, the region is rich in fynbos, which in turn offers many walking and hiking experiences and turns it into a bird-watchers’ paradise.

The Overberg region is blessed with remarkable floral variety. It is covered with fynbos, characterised by proteas, ericas and the russet reeds that carpet the damp lowlands. The best flower displays usually occur from August to mid-October. Weather patterns, particularly hot berg winds, determine the duration of the flower season.

The rich history in the Cape Overberg is depicted in museums, some of which occupy an entire village. Among others are the Fishing and Shipwreck museums and one of the only Apple Museums in the world that is situated in the Elgin Valley.

Midway between Hermanus and Gansbaai is Stanford, situated on the banks of the Klein River. Stanford's surrounding valleys feature numerous vineyards, an award-winning cheese maker and a micro-brewery.

Overberg is a region that stretches along coasts with beautiful beaches, and over mountain ranges with interesting geological formations.  There is an abundant birdlife here.  Memories from the past – as illustrated by Overberg’s rich collection of mission stations, ship wrecks and old architectural treasures – exist harmoniously with new developments in towns, ensuring visitors find all they need.

Activities in Overberg

Overberg region caters for sport enthusiasts and eco-adventurers alike, with a broad range of activities including :

  • 4x4 trails
  • golf
  • horse riding
  • go on a sunset cruise
  • fly fishing
  • whale watching
  • shark cage diving

Accommodation in Overberg

Accommodation is plentiful in the Overberg regionranging from backpackers, bed and breakfasts, self catering, lodges and hotels.

Business Directory

Overberg has a thriving business community and provides a wide range of goods and services to its residents as well as surrounding communities. See our business directory for a list of businesses in Overberg or add your own free business directory listing.

There are many restaurants and eateries around here, with something for everyone.  Have a look at our restaurant directory to see what is on offer. 

Tours

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MaFaRi Beach House

MaFaRi Beach House

MaFaRi Beach House - Luxurious, fully equipped villa which can accommodate a total of 14 guests, in Sandbaai, Hermanus, ...
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MOSSELBERG On Grotto Beach

MOSSELBERG On Grotto Beach

Mosselberg on Grotto Beach - Luxury 5 Star Guesthouse in Hermanus boasting with majestic mountain and ocean views, Weste...
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WALKER BAY MANOR

WALKER BAY MANOR

Walker Bay Manor - Charming Guest House in Hermanus which boasts spectacular views towards the mountains and the Atlantic Oce...
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LifeHouse Hermanus

LifeHouse Hermanus

LifeHouse - Upmarket, yet affordable, self-catering holiday home in the heart of the picturesque coastal village of Hermanus ...
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ABALONE GUEST LODGE

ABALONE GUEST LODGE

Abalone Guest Lodge - Luxury 4 Star Guest Lodge in Hermanus offering 12 en-suite bedrooms, wellness centre, gym, sauna and ma...
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KABELJOU HOLIDAY FLATS

KABELJOU HOLIDAY FLATS

Kabeljou Holiday Flats - Self Catering Accommodation in the coastal town of Witsand, The Whale Nursery of South Africa ...
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INFANTA WHALES ACCOMMODATION

INFANTA WHALES ACCOMMODATION

Infanta Whales Accommodation - Self Catering Holiday House in Infanta, Malgas near Witsand in the Overberg, Western Cape ...
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OUDE POST BISTRO

OUDE POST BISTRO

Trading hours: Monday -Thursday 7am-5pm, Friday 7am-6pm, Saturday 7am-5pm, Sunday 7am-6pm ...
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DE WAGENHUIS GUEST HOUSE

DE WAGENHUIS GUEST HOUSE

DE WAGENHUIS GUEST HOUSE WITH WEDDING & CONFERENCE VENUE AND RESTAURANT IN BUFFELJAGRIVIER, SWELLENDAM De W...
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GOEDVERTROUW Wine Estate and B&B

GOEDVERTROUW Wine Estate and B&B

Goedvertrouw Wine Estate and B&B - Hand-crafted wines, quaint accommodation and home-style cooking on a Wine Estate near Botrivier, Overberg, Weste...
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