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Eating out - We only spent one evening in Bredasdorp, but must put in a good word for Flames Pub and Grill! The food was absolutely amazing and well-priced! Will recommend it to anyone!

Debbie van Rensburg
South Africa

Warm, lovely, friendly - This was my first time in Bredasdorp and what a wonderfull little town in the heart of the Overberg. Bredasdorp hosts the famous Voet of Afrika marathon and the townsfolk treat every runner with love - they looked after us with so much love. The Spur is definitely on my list again. Their food was far more outstanding then a normal Spur. So from now on every year there will be a Bredasdorp weekend on my calender.

Carima Jonker
South Africa

Bredasdorp - A Tapestry - Bredasdorp (established in 1838) is a delightful town situated in a magical part of South Africa – the Overberg. It has a rich history, peppered with colouful characters such as van Breda and vand der Bijl . The country side is a wonderful tapestry that changes colour each season – from shades of bare brown and red and yellow soils in the summer (visitors have even asked if the farmers farm stones) to soft shades of green early in autumn and deep shades of green as the grain and other winter crops grow with bright flashes of yellow when the canola starts flowering in August. Then the grain fields start turning different shades of gold, and it is harvest and there is a hive of activity and we are left with huge bales of hay dotted all over the fields. All throughout the year sheep and some cattle are dotted about the fields. This after all is Merino country – this is where the Merino was developed! This is a very rich farming area. Apart from the grain, sheep and cattle there are ostrich farmers, boutiques wineries, fig and pomegranates, honeybush tea, fynbos, and small game farmers. Bredasdorp is the ideal town to stay over in for a few days as a base to do daily trips into the Overberg. There is so much to do and see in Bredasdorp and in the district. In Bredasdorp there is the Shipwreck Museum, the big NG Church (commissioned by Michiel van Breda) and other fascinating old buildings. There are a number of ceramic factories and potters, candle factories, a goose down shop, a delightful book shop, antique shops and a good selection of excellent coffee shops and restaurants. The area is blessed with rich fauna and flora and large flocks of blue cranes are visible on many of the farms. There are a number of National parks in the area including De Hoop, De Mond, and L'Agulhas. Take a picnic basket and go on a hike for the day. Day trips can made to the neighbouring towns, villages, beaches and wine farms. Struisbaai offers turquoise sea and long white beaches, a quiant harbour with colouful fishing boats and manta rays swimming around the in the water at the harbour. It is also the ideal spot to kite sail. In L'Agulhas one can visit the light house and the Southern Most Tip of Africa with its rocky beaches. Arniston is another quaint fishing village with beautiful white beaches and of course the big cave know as the Waenhuiskrantz cave. Elim is one of the oldest Moravian settlements in South Africa. Stroll though this fascinating little village and stop for tea at the old water mill, the go on to some of the local wine farms nearby. In Napier you can visit a local micro brewery, wine farms, a candle factory, a sugar stick factory, a goat farm, various flower farms, antiques shops, art galleries and many delightfulcoffee shops and restaurants. Take some time out and come and chill in Bredasdorp and get to know the Overberg.

Janet Cook
South Africa

Bredasdorp - What would you like to know? Bredasdorp was founded on the farm Langefontein in 1838, by the Hon. Michiel van Breda, who was the first mayor of Cape Town and a member of the Cape Legislative Council. The old farm homestead together with the old Independent Church alongside, are both national monuments and both buildings today house a unique and fascinating collection of shipwreck memorabilia. The Shipwreck Museum in Bredasdorp, tells the tale of the fate of many a soul who encountered the rough seas.

Gavin Conolly
South Africa

Bredasdorp - We didn't explore Bredasdorp too much but we did compete in the Napier Petatfees half-marathon and mountain bike challenge. I would use it as a good base camp for events in the area, such as as 'the foot' and the De Hoop mountain bike races.

Craig Whittaker
South Africa

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  • EnviroWines Wine Shop EnviroWines Wine Shop

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    Situated in the heart of Bredasdorp, EnviroWines Wine Shop offers exceptional wines produced through...
  • Shipwreck Museum Shipwreck Museum

    Theatre, Gallery or Museum in
    Bredasdorp

    This treasure chest of a museum specialises in shipwrecks along the South African coastline and contains...
  • Black Oystercatcher Wine Tasting Black Oystercatcher Wine Tasting

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    26.3km from Bredasdorp

    At the Black Oystercatcher Winery, we produce top quality wines of a world-class standard. Our grapes,...
  • Kapula Candles Kapula Candles

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    1.5km from Bredasdorp

    The 'warm art of Africa' lives in Bredasdorp! Visit the colourful Kapula Candles shop in...
  • Napier Dutch Reformed Church Napier Dutch Reformed Church

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    17.4km from Bredasdorp

    Visit the beautiful stately Dutch Reformed Church in the main street of Napier. Built in 1838, it...
  • Napier Brewery Napier Brewery

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    17.7km from Bredasdorp

    One dark autumn night in the beautiful Overberg town of Napier, three friends got together and started...
  • Napier Village Market Napier Village Market

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    18.0km from Bredasdorp

    Every Saturday morning sees the sleepy village of Napier come alive as the industrious local residents...
  • De Mond to Arniston Trail De Mond to Arniston Trail

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    20.9km from Bredasdorp

    The De Mond to Arniston Trail follows the De Mond Nature Reserve coastline to Waenhuiskrans Cave....
  • Sterna Hiking Trail Sterna Hiking Trail

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    21.7km from Bredasdorp

    The Sterna Trail starts near the De Mond Nature Reserve office and meanders to an atmospheric suspension...
  • Arniston Beach Arniston Beach

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    25.5km from Bredasdorp

    Picturesque Arniston Beach is typified by soft undulating sand dunes in stark contrast with dark jagged...
  • Kassiesbaai Fishing Village Kassiesbaai Fishing Village

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    25.8km from Bredasdorp

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Bredasdorp Restaurants

  • Flame Grill Pub and Grill Flame Grill Pub and Grill

    South African Restaurant in
    Bredasdorp

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    Dating back to the mid 1800’s, in what was once the childhood home of Audrey Blignauit – a renowned...
  • Julian's Gallery Restaurant Julian's Gallery Restaurant

    South African Restaurant in
    Bredasdorp

    1 Review
    Julian's Restaurant offers a ‘full day culinary experience’ start with breakfast at 9am and end with...
  • Fiddlers Green Pub and Restaurant Fiddlers Green Pub and Restaurant

    Pub Meals Restaurant in
    Bredasdorp

    1 Review
    Fiddler's Green is located on Church Street, in Die Bars in Bredasdorp. This is a very casual and...
  • Wyoming Spur Wyoming Spur

    South African Restaurant in
    Bredasdorp

    There are over 237 local Spur steak branches and 28 international ones. Spur offers hearty and...
  • Big Boyz Deli and Coffee Bar Big Boyz Deli and Coffee Bar

    South African Restaurant in
    Bredasdorp

    The menu is ideal for any occasion dining and the pies laden with twelve different fillings are simply...
  • Adrian's Bistro Adrian's Bistro

    Bistro Restaurant in
    Bredasdorp

    This lovely bistro with large tranquil tea garden is situated in the heart of Bredasdorp. Enjoy...
  • Bredasdorp Square Restaurant and Coffee Shop Bredasdorp Square Restaurant and Coffee Shop

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    Linger over lunch or start the day with a mouthwatering country breakfast - A myriad of dining choices...
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Top Destinations near Bredasdorp

  • Struisbaai Struisbaai

    29.4km from Bredasdorp

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  • Arniston Arniston

    22.5km from Bredasdorp

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  • Suiderstrand Suiderstrand

    32.2km from Bredasdorp

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