Welcome to the Theewaterskloof region of the Overberg.
Dotted along the N2, as you make your way to and from the Overberg, the Theewaterskloof’s beautiful country towns welcome you with open arms.
Theewaterskloof starts at Grabouw’s apple and pear orchards, zigzags its way across the fruitful valley of Villiersdorp, historic Greyton and agricultural Caledon, then ends at Swellendam.
Making your way through this region of the Overberg will take you past relaxed and wholesome towns located at the foot of mountain ranges and tucked into lush valleys.
Many of these towns focus on farming with various fruits and livestock. These agriculturally focused towns produce various exports for South Africa such as apples, pears, peaches, apricots and of course, grapes and award-winning wine.
Although located more towards the interior of the Overberg, most of the activities in this area are surprisingly water-based. The main attraction is the Theewaterskloof Dam, this body of water is not only life-giving but also offers a dam good time for water-sport enthusiasts. The calm waters are ideal for sailing, kayaking, swimming and fishing.
Caledon is home to the world-renown natural hot springs. With some of the pools’ temperatures reaching up to 49°C, it is no wonder people travel from all over the world to take a dip in the rejuvenating mineral waters.
The people in the Theewaterskloof are focused on living close to nature and villages like Greyton pride themselves on being very eco-friendly. Making away with plastic bags and often hosting green educational events, the village is fondly known as the Green Heart of the Overberg.
So why not meander along the N2 and discover which is your favourite Theewaterskloof town within the Overberg.