Arniston is a quaint little fishing village of yesteryear, unspoilt by development. The warm, turquoise ocean laps the golden sands of St Sebastian bay where you can see fishermen going about their daily work as they set sail early in the morning for their catch of the day. Here you will find Kassiesbaai Village which has been declared an historical monument in its entirety. Visit the Waenhuiskrans cave at low tide or trek over the beautiful sand dunes which are a feature of this area. Arniston is ... Learn more
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Struisbaai So named from a Dutch word meaning “huge” because of its 14km long beach, is on the R319 further to the south of Arniston and is a popular holiday town for its beach, which is apparently the longest beach in the Southern Hemisphere. Struisbaai is about 25kms from Bredasdorp. ... Learn more
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Napier A small farming community famous for its hospitality, and holds a potato festival each year. Stop for a cup of coffee and a scone en route and then continue through Napier to Bredasdorp. ... Learn more
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Bredasdorp Historically South Africa’s first town with a railway terminus for the area’s wool and wheat farming. Here you will find a Ship Wreck Museum to transport you into the past, a candle factory (Kapula Candles) with its amazing hand painted and scented candles to delight you; wonderful for gifts and mementos. Also visit the Heuningberg Nature reserve. Hermanus to Bredasdorp is an hour’s drive; on the R43, left at Stanford on the R326 and then right on the R316, +- 100kms in t... Learn more
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L'Agulhas The southernmost tip of the continent of Africa where the warm Indian and cold Atlantic Oceans meet. Visit the interesting Lighthouse Museum. Access the Agulhas National Park by hiking or hiring quad bikes for the day. Enjoy fish and chips at a pavement café of this small fishing village where the ocean is steeped in history and where you will come to understand why this area is known as the “Graveyard of Ships”. L’Agulhas is about 30 kms south of Bredasdorp, on th... Learn more
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Stanford A countryside village with a charming character and boasts a number of restaurants, an historic hotel, antique shop and gallery. It offers family picnic spots along the river as well as activates such as canoeing, fishing and sunset cruises. On the outskirts of Stanford you can find a wonderful cheese factory with farm animals, wine tasting at the wine estates and the famous Birkenhead brewery which offers lunches and dinners. Stanford is also well known for its fynbos flower growing area.... Learn more
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Gansbaai A working fishing village, lies further south on the R43 and is famous for its Great White Shark cage diving and viewing. Tours from the small boat harbour of Kleinbaai run daily, weather permitting. Varied restaurants, hiking trails through fynbos, tidal pools, pearly beaches and spectacular sunsets across Walker Bay make this town a must to visit. Continue further to the Danger Point Lighthouse. Danger Point Lighthouse is clearly visible from Hermanus on a clear day and its light can be ... Learn more
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Franskraal An attractive settlement further along from Kleinbaai and is purely a holiday village. Continue to Pearly Beach which is also one of the Overstrand’s developing holiday towns. You may return along the R43 or you can cut inland from Quoin Point along the R317 to visit Elim and Baardskeerdersbos on your return journey ... Learn more
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Salmonsdam Nature Reserve (R48 km) Take the R43 east from Hermanus, towards Stanford and turn right onto the R326. Visit the Cheese factory and Birkenhead Brewery and then watch out for the Salmons dam turnoff. Visitors can hike and picnic in the kloof and mountains. The reserve is home to many bird species and indigenous mountain fynbos. ... Learn more
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Kleinmond, Arabella Golf Estate and Hotel and Spa. From Hermanus proceed in a westerly direction along the R43 until you get to the R44 turnoff. Take the R44 towards Kleinmond. Arabella Golf Estate and Hotel and Spa. A round of golf on the Arabella course is a must for avid golfers. For those who would prefer a thorough pamper, a day at the Spa will rejuvenate you. ... Learn more
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Botriver lagoon, Kleinmond, Betty’s Bay, Harold Porter Botanical Garden Reserve, Stony Point Nature Reserve Drive from Hermanus on the R43 and then take the R44 to the Arabella Sheraton Hotel and stop for tea and cake and view the lush golf greens and the Botriver lagoon. Proceed on the R44 to Kleinmond harbour waterfront where you can wander around the quaint shops with local art and ceramics and a have tasty lunch before proceeding to Betty’s Bay. En route from Kleinmond remember to glance up to the summit of the mountain on your right as you pass Elephant Rock restaurant on your... Learn more
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Greyton Drive west from Hermanus on the R43 and take the N2 towards Caledon and then the R406 through the wheat fields and farm lands to Greyton, a peaceful and picturesque village at the foot of the Riviersonderend Mountains. Be on the look out for the beautiful blue crane in its natural habitat. Greyton is a very special village where you will find coffee shops, art galleries, antique shops and beautiful surroundings to refresh the soul. Genadendal is close by and offers you a step back in time ... Learn more
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Caledon Visit the town of Caledon by following the R43 west and then taking the N2. Enjoy the hot springs, the casino, the Caledon Flower Garden and Reserve, The Caledon Museum, and Venster Rock. This farming area encapsulates the magic of the ever-changing face of the Overberg. The road leading through the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley from the Sandbaai intersection will in the near future, when it is tarred, be the ideal scenic route to Caledon through the vineyards, wheat fields and fa... Learn more
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