Tag: overberg

  • Swellendam

    Located in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, halfway between George and Cape Town, the picturesque town of Swellendam lies at the foot of the majestic Langeberg Mountains. As the third-oldest immigrant settlement in South Africa, Swellendam is steeped in history, which is reflected in the town’s many architectural treasures, and is surrounded by breath-taking natural beauty.

  • Botrivier

    Are you looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life? Perhaps you would like a little rest and relaxation in the country. Or maybe you're interested in some outdoor adventure activities. If so, the quaint village of Botrivier is the ideal destination for you. Beautifully located along the foothills of Houw Hoek Mountain range and looking out over the golden wheat-fields of ...

  • Jackass Penguin

    Jackass Penguins or African Penguins are a species of flightless bird found only on the southern African coast. Colonies of African Penguins are located on several offshore islands and nests can be found in only three spots of South Africa's mainland. One of these areas is Stony Point at Betty's Bay in the Overberg. It is therefore vital that colonies of Jackass Penguins are protected.

  • De Hoop Nature Reserve

    De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Western Cape is a well-known marine protected area boasting some of the greatest whale-watching opportunities. Located in the Overberg, just 3 hours drive from Cape Town, De Hoop Nature Reserve encompasses 34,000 hectares. In addition it takes in the De Hoop Marine Protected Area which includes 5 km of sea and is amongst Africa's largest protected marine sanctuaries.

  • Overberg

    Located to the east of the bustling city of Cape Town, beyond the majestic Hottentots-Holland Mountains, the Overberg region has long been considered to be the breadbasket of the Cape, and when traveling through wheat fields stretching as far as the eye can see, it soon becomes clear why this is so. But there is much more to the Overberg than its flourishing farming community, and visitors ...