71 Places of Interest in Cape Overberg

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Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Napier Sundial

The Napier Sundial is generally accepted to be the largest sundial as well as the only vertical one in the country. It was erected by Danie du Toit in 1965, after years of his observing the movements of the sun and the shadows it cast, and researching ...

Popular Tourist Routes

Overberg Fynbos Route

The Overberg Fynbos Route, also known as the Southern Overberg Fynbos Route, is a route put together by a group of land owners in the southern Overberg, with the intention of promoting an area rich in fynbos, beauty, nature reserves and pretty towns ...

Uniquely South African / Popular Tourist Routes / Penguin Route

Penguin Route

The diminutive African Penguin is found mainly on islands off our shoreline. It has also taken up residence amongst us in mainland colonies, like Boulders beach and Stony Point, both of which have become major tourist ...

Forests

Platbos Indigenous Forest

Just off the coast of Gansbaai you will find Africa's southernmost forest. Platbos is an ancient, indigenous forest that lies on the slopes of the Baviaanspoort Hills on the Grootbos Road just outside Stanford, the largest remaining fragment of the ...

Nature Reserves

Riviersonderend Conservation Area

This is without doubt a particularly beautiful part of the Cape Overberg. The Riviersonderend Mountain range hugs the conservation area, which is predominantly rugged, filled with forested kloofs, rivers, gorges and peaks that beg to be climbed. It is a ...

Landmarks / Mountain Passes / Popular Tourist Routes

Rotary Way

Rotary Way may be a short route, but it is one that showcases some of Hermanus’ loveliest views within a space of just a few kilometres. It is a partially tarred road and climbs 188 metres up the mountains and ...

Nature Reserves

Salmonsdam Nature Reserve

Just 20 kilometres east of the pretty village of Stanford, in the hills of the Perdeberg Mountains, the Salmonsdam Nature Reserve is well known as both a hikers’ and birders’ delight, not least because of the particularly attractive mountain landscape, ...

Outdoor Activities

Shark Cage Diving

Shark cage diving in South Africa has grown greatly in popularity and there are now a number of commercialized locations to view these incredible monsters of the deep. Your adrenaline is sure to pump as you come almost face to face with the sea’s most ...

Landmarks / Mountain Passes

Shaw's Pass

Also known as Shaw's Mountain Pass, this passage into the Overberg links the Hemel en Aarde valley outside Hermanus to Caledon. It lies on the R320 a little way from Teslaarsdal, where you will see a turn-off indicating Shaw's Mountain Pass. It is a ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries / Penguin Route

Stony Point Penguin Colony

Stony Point is just over an hour's drive to reach the town of Betty's Bay - if you take the R44 the scenery and the views are well worth the trip. Those who make the effort to head to Stony Point rate it high on the following criteria - fewer coach loads ...

Golf Courses

Swellendam Golf Course

The nine-hole course can be played as such or as an 18-hole one with a par of 72. It is situated right at the base of the Langeberg Mountain Range and the surrounding vistas include the farms, town and the gorgeous Hermitage Valley. The course itself is ...

Activities / Popular Tourist Routes / Whale Route

The Whale Coast Route

The Whale Route begins in Cape Town and follows the particularly pretty R44, also known as Clarence Drive, through the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. It is a popular drive that easily rivals Chapman's Peak in Cape Town as one of the most scenic in the ...

Popular Tourist Routes / Activities

The Whale Trail

The Whale Trail is not a new trail, having been around since about 2002, but it has become extremely popular. Nonetheless, the five-day Whale Hiking trail must be one of South Africa’s greatest selling points. It is truly a unique experience, perhaps ...

Lakes / Dams / Nature Reserves

Theewaterskloof Dam

On the Sonderend River close to the little town of Villiersdorp lies Theewaterskloof Dam. It is a large, sprawling, remarkably unround dam that lies on the R45 that links Villiersdorp to Franschhoek. Parts of the drive past the dam are almost surreal ...

Popular Tourist Routes

Tip of Africa Route

Based on the Overberg Tourism map, the Tip of Africa Route starts in Cape Town, where you take the N2 via Grabouw and Caledon to the pretty town of Napier (make sure to stop off at the Napier Farmstall en route), after which you have a couple of choices ...

Mountain Passes

Tradouw Pass

Thomas Bain's Tradouw Pass is a masterpiece. A drive through this wonderfully rugged terrain will soon acquaint you with why he was known as 'the man with the theodolite eye' (an instrument used to measure horizontal and vertical angles), for the pass' ...

Landmarks / Mountain Passes

Van Der Stel Pass

The Van der Stel Pass lies between Bot River and Villiersdorp, a beautiful pass that takes one via the Theewaterskloof Dam. This part of the Overberg is filled with flowers, birds and wines, with scenery to match. The Bot River, after which the little ...

Botanical Gardens

Venster Kloof Nature Garden

Venster Kloof Nature Garden, also known as the Caledon Wildflower Garden, is a wonderful space in which to spend a little time. It is called Venster Kloof not only because it lies just on the edge of the kloof of that name, but also after a particularly ...

Lakes / Dams / Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Vermont Salt Pan

Vermont, a suburb of Hermanus, lies between Hawston and Sandbaai. It was developed with twenty percent of its area dedicated to retaining the original coastal fynbos, which forms natural green corridors between the homes, up the mountain and ...

Landmarks / Mountain Passes

Viljoen's Pass

Viljoen's Pass cuts through the Groenland Mountains to follow a gorge through which the Palmiet River flows, linking Villiersdorp with Grabouw. Named after local apple pioneer, Sir Antonie Viljoen, the pass is a wonderful drive overlooking the valley ...

Cape Overberg as a destination

In the neighbourhood

Baardskeerdersbos, Barrydale, Bettys Bay, Botrivier, Buffeljagsrivier, Caledon, Cape Agulhas, De Hoop, De Kelders, Elgin, Franskraal, Gansbaai, Grabouw, Greyton, Heidelberg, Hermanus, Kleinbaai, Kleinmond, Malgas, Onrus, Pearly Beach, Pringle Bay, Riviersonderend, Rooi Els, Sandbaai, Stanford, Suiderstrand, Suurbraak, Swellendam, Vermont, Villiersdorp, Witsand

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