Self-caterings close to Breede river
A holiday in the Overberg region really should be on the cards for everyone. This quiet, picturesque corner of the Western Cape has become quite the hotspot for travellers, both locally and internationally. The good news is, the towns still maintain their rustic, country charm and the people are genuinely warm and welcoming. Book into accommodation in Swellendam and see for yourself just how incredible this place is to visit.
A very popular option for accommodation is self-catering close to the Breede River. You get complete control over your holiday and are situated in an ideal location for exploring and being one with nature. The river is one of the biggest highlights of the region. You can canoe, kayak, fish and swim in it, or just spend your days lazing along the banks as the water flows by you. For many, the Breede River is a challenge that must be conquered and there are regular river rafting trips organised from various points along its track through the land.
When staying in the Greater Swellendam area, having the freedom to go at your own pace is wonderful. The region is ripe for exploration and adventure, but it’s also peaceful, tranquil and quiet. You can make of it what you want. This is why self-catering accommodation is so popular. You don’t have to stick to any routines imposed by the place you’re staying at.
In hotels and bed and breakfasts, your meal are at a certain time and then there’s people coming in to tidy the rooms every day. While these touches might be nice, they can impact the run of your holiday because you have to plan around them. With self-catering accommodation, you can get up before the sun, eat your own breakfast and head off on an adventure. Alternatively, you can sleep late and have a leisurely brunch before you curl up in a comfortable spot with a good book. No one but you will tell you what to do and when to do it.
Choosing accommodation close to the Breede River has several excellent advantages too. You’ll be close to the Bontebok National Park, where you can go on game drives and explore the various trails through the rolling hills. The banks of the river also offer up prime spots for bird watching. There are over 60 different species of birds living in the area. It’s an exceptionally beautiful region that can be enjoyed by both the adrenalin junky and those who prefer a quiet holiday.