It took roughly forty years after a major shipwreck on the coast at Gansbaai with a great loss of lives, for a lighthouse to finally emerge in 1895. A memorial plaque is on one of the walls of the lighthouse, ...
Route: Hermanus, Elim, Cape Agulhas, Waenhuiskrans, Bredasdorp, Napier
Description: beautiful bays, sand dunes, villages, caves and shipwrecks
Length: roughly 280 km
Time: a day, at least
Overnight: Any of ...
Start: Gansbaai harbour
Finish: Klipgat caves, De Kelders
Duration: 7 km, around 4 hours
Fitness: easy, children can do this hike
Our tip: this is a one-way trail, so you will need to arrange another car ...
Where? De Kelders
Cameras and binoculars at the ready everyone, Franskraal Beach is not only beautiful but is a popular birding hotspot and you are bound to see some interesting species in the area.
Climb among the rocks ...
Start: Grootbos Nature Reserve, Growing the Future College
Finish: Grootbos Garden Lodge
Duration: 26 km, 3 days
Our tip: this Green Flag trail comes as both a slackpacker version, and an ...
Where? De Kelders
Stanfords Bay in De Kelders is a protected cove popular for fishing and swimming. Anglers can be seen amongst the rocks baiting their hooks and casting their lines with a good chance of reeling in a great ...
Start: De Dam
Finish: Die Plaat
Duration: 3 days with an optional 4th and 5th days
Fitness: relatively fit but there are easy options for each day
Our tip: there are one or two-day options as well, and you ...
Start: Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve, near the little village of Suurbraak or Heidelberg
Finish: Grootvadersbosch Reserve
Our tip: their campsite, which has only a ...
The Bredasdorp Museum is primarily a maritime Museum whose primary theme is 'Shipwrecks along the dangerous Southern Cape coast and their influence on the development of the Strandveld'.
There have been ...
The Napier Farm Stall has set the standard in Napier for top quality ‘plaaskombuis’, or as the English refer, a wholesome country meal. Created by Ilze Vos in 1999, this farm stall has become an Overberg ...
Where? Bettys Bay
The wind swept Blesberg dune in Bettys Bay is a prime location to experience down-hill adventure to the max. At 200 m atop the dune one can reach great speeds and enjoy the ultimate adrenaline buzz.
Where? De Hoop
Start: Potberg, De Hoop Nature Reserve
Finish: Koppie Alleen, De Hoop Nature Reserve
Duration: 54 km, 5 days
Fitness: moderate to difficult (this is a relatively easy walk; you will need endurance to ...
There is no secret behind the name of this hiking trail at Cape Agulhas.
There have been so many shipwrecks along this coastline that even if you do not believe in ghosts (spook) you would have to at least ...
Route: Swellendam, Bontebok National Park, De Hoop, Malgas, Witsand
Description: the rolling countryside of the Duineveld (west of the Breede River) and Ruggensveld (south of Riviersonderendberg and east of ...
Tucked within the ancient milkwood groves of Mosaic Sanctuary, Mosaic Rain Spa offers guests and visitors a range of pampering treatments within this Overberg hideaway, just outside the quaint village of ...
Temenos was opened in 1997 as an open space where visitors and guests would be welcomed to experience an encounter with the sacred, irrespective of whether one follows a traditional spiritual path or not. Our ...
One of only two apple museums in the world, the Elgin Apple Museum depicts the history of the apple and fruit industry in South Africa. Situated on the banks of the Palmiet River, the museum is housed in the ...
Situated in picturesque Greyton under the majestic oak trees on DS Botha Street you will find The Oak & Vigne Café, a warm and vibey espresso and sandwich bar and delicatessen.
The Oak & Vigne’s winning ...
Sitting on the banks of the glorious Breede River, surrounded by the greenery of the Western Cape Province and the sound of the prolific bird life, one can scarcely remember the stresses and strains of city ...
Too busy to make it to market during the day? Now you can enjoy a trip to the market in the evening!
Visit the Stanford Evening Market throughout the winter at the new venue; the Birkenhead Brewery Wine ...
The cliff path at Hermanus is one of the town's most beautiful features. It meanders for 11 km along the rugged coastline, between the New Harbour to the west, and Piet-se-Bos, just beyond Grotto Beach, to the ...
Nothing delights little ones more than the opportunity to interact with animals. It enlightens them, giving them an important insight into the needs and personalities of animals, while creating a place where ...