The Overberg is a mere two-hour drive from Cape Town, whether your route of choice is Clarence Drive or Sir Lowry’s Pass. Be welcomed by the small towns and villages that stretch along the southwestern coast of South Africa all the way to the southernmost tip of Africa and then back to where the Overberg meets the Klein Karoo.
Split up into smaller regions, the Overberg includes the Cape Whale Coast, Cape Agulhas, Theewaterskloof and the greater Swellendam area. Covering landscapes that stretch from ocean coastlines to fynbos fields and beyond, the Overberg includes marine and nature reserves, historical landmarks and national monuments.
Prolific ocean life includes whales, dolphins, sharks, seals and penguins also known as the Marine Big 5. The area with its unique vegetation is also home to hundreds of endemic bird species including the endangered black oystercatcher, fish eagles, Kingfishers and South Africa’s national bird, the blue crane.
The rugged, seemingly untouched natural landscapes also give way to a variety of exciting outdoor activities. From soaring up high between mountains on a scenic plane flight to hiking the many trails that criss-cross the landscape, the Overberg can almost be known as the outdoor adventure capital of the country.
Overberg is a region that stretches along coasts with beautiful beaches, and over mountain ranges with interesting geological formations. There is an abundant birdlife here. Memories from the past – as illustrated by Overberg’s rich collection of mission stations, ship wrecks and old architectural treasures – exist harmoniously with new developments in towns, ensuring visitors find all they need.
With an endless list of things to see and do in a stunning setting, and friendly faces happy to share inside information on just about any topic, what’s not to love about the Overberg!
We look forward to welcoming you soon.
“The Breede” Team