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 ...
The Strandveld Museum is situated in Frikkiesbaai, Franskraal 5km south of Gansbaai.
The quaint building dates back to the 1860s where it was originally used as a retreat by managers of Dyer Island and ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Hermanus is popular for its whale watching and water sports; a sleepy seaside village that comes alive every year for the holidays, when the southern right and humpback whales make their elegant appearance in ...
Where? Pringle Bay
Pringle Bay’s stunningly beautiful main swimming beach is approximately 2 kilometers long and only 100m - less than 3 minutes walk from Dreams. The beautiful white sandy beach is surrounded by sand dunes on ...
The Western Cape’s Heidelberg is a gold mine of artists and crafters that create gorgeous, personal pieces amidst the beauty of the Hessequa region, just east of the Overberg. The Langeberg Mountain Range ...
Where? Bettys Bay
John the Potter gallery on the main road of Bettys Bay is a lovely pottery shop and working studio. All the ceramics are hand made on the premises by John Ellis.
Spend some time admiring the huge ...
Start: Genadendal Moravian Mission Church
Finish: Genadendal Moravian Mission Church
Duration: 25.3 km, 2 days
Fitness: fairly strenuous
Our tip: take plenty of water with you during summer as it can get ...
Gansbaai is one of the Western Cape’s little treasures; popular for a number of water activities, not least of all, the shark cage diving on offer. This is also the scenic seaside home of the African Penguin ...
Mogg’s Country Cookhouse can be found along the long winding roads, in the Hemel and Aarde valley. Drink in delicious views of the vineyards and rolling hills of the valley when you dine at this family run ...