Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Struisbaai (27.5 km from Bredasdorp)
The longest, uninterrupted white beach in the Southern Hemisphere? It's right here at Struisbaai - all 14 kilometres of it! Struisbaai beach is a wonderful walking beach with safe swimming. The quaint, bustling fishing harbour attracts photographers and artists alike and is an impressive sight when the fishing boats come in. Most of their catch is...
Arniston (25.8 km from Bredasdorp)
The alluring fishing village with its humble cottages and unusual houses hugging the soft sand cliff above a majestic bay sets an ever-changing canvas of brilliant whites and blues.
Arniston (26.6 km from Bredasdorp)
Arniston, Waenhuiskrans or Kassiesbaai? In reality all three names apply to this multi-faceted gem of a Southern Overberg coastal town. Arniston is a true mixture of, not only name, but many other things too.
The name Arniston commemorates an 1815 shipwreck; the Waenhuiskrans (wagon-house cliff) is so named after a massive limestone cave close...
Agulhas (33.5 km from Bredasdorp)
Yes, it’s official, this is the spot to get your photo taken at the southernmost tip of Africa.
Ocean currents between Cape Agulhas and Cape Point may be constantly moving and mingling, however, the official meeting place of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, according to the International Hydrographical Organisation, is Cape Agulhas. This...
Game Reserve in Bontebok National Park (65.9 km from Bredasdorp)
The smallest of South Africa’s National Parks lacks nothing in beauty. As part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, it’s one of the country’s 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and you’ll always see something in flower.Bontebok National Park plays a significant role in biodiversity conservation. Along with protecting endangered birds and plant species so rare...
Galleries and Museums
Napier (17.4 km from Bredasdorp)
Visit the beautiful stately Dutch Reformed Church in the main street of Napier. Built in 1838, it features a teak interior and a stunning pipe organ.
Napier (17.7 km from Bredasdorp)
One dark autumn night in the beautiful Overberg town of Napier, three friends got together and started discussing what they could do to bring some extra sparkle to their village.
As they sat drinking beer after beer, the answer became obvious. It was staring them in the face. A quality local beer! Napier Bier was conceived that night and over...
Napier (18 km from Bredasdorp)
Every Saturday morning sees the sleepy village of Napier come alive as the industrious local residents disply their wares at the local market. Goods for sale include jams and reserves, olive products, ceramics, home made ice cream, locally produced cheeses, clothing and much more.
De Mond Nature Reserve (20.9 km from Bredasdorp)
The De Mond to Arniston Trail follows the De Mond Nature Reserve coastline to Waenhuiskrans Cave. Historical landmarks along the way include stonewall fish traps and middens that were constructed by the Khoisan. Also of interest is the relic of an old shipping beacon.
Duration: 4 hours
Game Reserve in De Mond Nature Reserve (21.2 km from Bredasdorp)
As it name suggests, De Mond is a nature reserve located at the mouth of the Heuningnes River, between the two small towns of Arniston and Struisbaai.The reserve's vegetation is typical of coastal estuarine environments, comprising dominantly of dune milkwood forest and fynbos. This forms a habitat for many small antelope such as the grysbok,...
De Mond Nature Reserve (21.7 km from Bredasdorp)
The Sterna Trail starts near the De Mond Nature Reserve office and meanders to an atmospheric suspension bridge over the Heuningnes River. From here it leads through coastal forest and fynbos to the estuary and beach. This circular trail is named after the rare Damara tern, Sterna balaenarum.
Duration: 3 hours
Distance: 7 km
Arniston (25.5 km from Bredasdorp)
Picturesque Arniston Beach is typified by soft undulating sand dunes in stark contrast with dark jagged cliffs. This pretty area in the Overberg is a sought after destination for artists and photographers, and the entire fishing village is one of the country’s National Monuments.
Local fishermen still live in the lime-washed and thatched cottages...
Game Reserve in Agulhas National Park (30.7 km from Bredasdorp)
Agulhas National Park is situated on the southernmost tip of Africa and boasts a number of exciting things to see, such as the southern right whale, African black oystercatcher, damara tern and Cape platana. The most popular attraction, the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse and Museum is the second oldest working lighthouse in southern Africa, with 71 steps...
Agulhas (32.1 km from Bredasdorp)
Agulhas Beach offers great swimming in the tidal pools or surfing in the open sea where two oceans meet. Other beach activities include hiking, whale spotting, tennis, bowling, horse riding or rock and surf angling.
Suiderstrand (32.8 km from Bredasdorp)
The beach found at Suiderstrand is a gorgeous stretch of pristine white sand set across this sleepy seaside village.
The coast also sports plenty of rock pools, a marine lagoon, and pebbly bays to explore.