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Umoya

19 Reviews
Sleeps 2 in 1 room

Umoya offers comfortable accommodation in the quite seaside village of Betty’s Bay. The airy and spacious private suite offers a...
Umoya offers comfortable accommodation in the quite seaside village of Betty’s Bay. The airy and spacious private suite offers a self-catering retreat ideal for two people. The open plan unit has a private bathroom and a spacious living room. The living room has a TV with DStv and a DVD player. The well-appointed kitchen has a fridge, a two plate stove, a microwave, an electric frying pan and a toaster. All cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils are provided. The comfortable lounge looks onto the private elevated wooden deck. Enjoy sun downers and beautiful sunsets from the private deck. The deck overlooking the ocean and Betty’s Bay mountains. The ocean is a mere two hundred meters away.
from R660

Kassiesbaai Cottage

10 Reviews
Sleeps 2 in 1 room

This is a quaint self-catering chalet situated in the picturesque fishing village of Kassiesbaai in Arniston. Kassiesbaai. Known for it's...
This is a quaint self-catering chalet situated in the picturesque fishing village of Kassiesbaai in Arniston. Kassiesbaai. Known for it's white washed cottages with thatched roofs is a National Heritage site and any photographer or artist's dream to visit. stay will not only be relaxed, but also an experience of a lifetime. The unit consists of one double bedroom, a private bathroom, an open-plan living area, and a fully equipped kitchenette. A small loft area with two single beds are ideal for children. There is a TV with DStv channels in the lounge area. Guests can relax in the lovely sunroom with a built-in braai and a dart board, or on the balcony with outdoor furniture.
from R500

Villa Felicita

14 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Felicita is a 100 hectare untouched alien-free fynbos and wildlife farm. Although located a mere 15 minute drive from the quaint village of...
Felicita is a 100 hectare untouched alien-free fynbos and wildlife farm. Although located a mere 15 minute drive from the quaint village of Stanford, Felicita is a sufficient distance from the hustle and bustle of town, offering ease of access and privacy. It is a true piece of heaven on earth. Felicita is self-sufficient; the farm is off the national electricity grid, and un-phased by load shedding. All the facilities on the farm are powered by solar and gas. Further, our water supply is sourced directly from a natural spring flowing in to a stream passing through the farm. It is delicately processed with a chemical free filtration system and is 100% pure and safe to drink. With a vast variety of fynbos and our own Milkwood forest, much care and maintenance is done to keep the farm free of alien plant species and to promote the growth of indigenous flora. The Villa is a contemporary, 3 bedroom self-catering house. Fully equipped and can comfortably accommodate up to 8 people. The Villa consists of a spacious living area with subtle décor that gives an instant feeling of warmth and comfort. The fireplace adds ambiance, setting the perfect mood in any season. The fully equipped kitchen will add the feeling of being home away from home with all the necessities when it comes to cooking up a good meal. The rooms are set out simplistically for maximum space with fresh white linen and fluffy towels. The main bedroom, with a queen size bed, is en-suite with a lovely bath cum shower. The second bedroom also has a queen size bed, while the third bedroom is set out with four single beds which can easily be converted into a doubles if required. Each room has sufficient cupboard space. The second bathroom has a comfortable shower. The patio has amazing panoramic views of the landscape and is great for experiencing breathtaking sunsets. The "kraal braai" is a fantastic place to relax with family and friends, with the wood burning under the magic starry nights. For those windy days the patio offers an under roof built-in braai.
from R800

Bijou Hermanus

4 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Guests hoping for a relaxing coastal escape will not be disappointed when choosing to stay at Bijou Hermanus. It is the ideal retreat in...
Guests hoping for a relaxing coastal escape will not be disappointed when choosing to stay at Bijou Hermanus. It is the ideal retreat in the seaside suburb of Voelklip in Hermanus. The property has a main house which has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is also an open plan living room which consists of a comfortable lounge and a dining area. The fully equipped kitchen is ideal for all of your self-catering needs. There is also a studio with a separate entrance on the property. It can accommodate an additional two guests and has its own bathroom. The house and studio are situated within a fynbos garden which is great for bird watching. The property is conveniently located close to the beach and the town centre with its many shops and restaurants, making it the ideal base to explore the area from. Guests can return to the house to enjoy a delicious braai outside, or to enjoy a good book next to the fireplace.
from R2160

Foot of Africa

3 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

The spacious Foot of Africa offers a lounge and a bedroom area. The room has a comfy extra-length king-size bed, in addition two single...
The spacious Foot of Africa offers a lounge and a bedroom area. The room has a comfy extra-length king-size bed, in addition two single beds can be brought in to accommodate extra guests. All quality white cotton linen, towels and swimming towels are supplied and changed every fourth day. The en-suite bathroom has a shower and there is an additional outside shower with hot and cold water for rinsing off after a swim in the tidal pool or the sea. The accommodation offers a sea view from a side window with a gate to the seafront from a private garden. The adjoining sunny kitchen is fully equipped with two induction cookers, a microwave oven, a large fridge/freezer, a kettle, a toaster, a dishwasher and a washing machine. Pots and pans, utensils and crockery for four are included. The garden has a Weber braai, a table and four chairs and a washing line. A welcome pack of fresh milk, bread, butter, eggs and jam will be in the fridge on arrival for all our self-catering guests. Living in such a beautiful unspoilt place has made us conscious of the need to keep it that way. We have two solar geysers for our hot water, water tanks to catch the rain, a large compost bins to reduce our kitchen waste to nourishing food for the garden and an indigenous garden that attracts birds and frogs. Guests are welcome to enjoy our sunny courtyard and fynbos garden that leads directly to the seafront. There is a flat screen monitor and a DVD player. You are welcome to use our library of over 350 movies as we do not have a TV connection. Free Wi-Fi available. We also have a selection of boogie boards, snorkelling and scuba gear for loan and hire. The tidal pool is right on the doorstep with the historic Agulhas Lighthouse a 5 minute stroll away. A gentle walk along a boardwalk will take you to the southern tip of Africa. The path starts outside the gate. We are on the threshold of the Agulhas National Park.
from R1150

Die Sandkasteel

12 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Die Sandkasteel, or “Sand Castle”, is located a mere 50 m from the beach, offering a unique location on an endless white beach that is...
Die Sandkasteel, or “Sand Castle”, is located a mere 50 m from the beach, offering a unique location on an endless white beach that is ideal for whale watching. Die Sandkasteel is situated in the colourful fishing village of Struisbaai on the southernmost tip of Africa, where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. Struisbaai offers a wide range of marine activities, such as scuba diving, rock angling, whale watching, and charter pleasure trips, while L’Agulhas National Park offers guests unique fynbos and bird-watching experiences.
from R1000

Tiggywinkle Cottages

3 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Tiggywinkle Cottages offers comfortable accommodation in lovely garden cottages situated in the beautiful Grabouw area. The accommodation...
Tiggywinkle Cottages offers comfortable accommodation in lovely garden cottages situated in the beautiful Grabouw area. The accommodation is ideal for families or couples looking for a peaceful, and romantic holiday destination. The property has one cottage available at the moment which can comfortably sleep four people. The Afsaal Cottage is situated in a private garden overlooking the horse paddock. This cottage has two lovely bedrooms, a cosy sunroom and a kitchenette. From Tiggywinkle, there is easy access to wonderful mountain biking routes, hiking trails, wine tasting, open-water swimming and canopy tours.
from R700

Coliz House

25 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Located in Hermanus in the Overberg region of the Cape Province Large self-catering, family house. One of the oldest houses of Sandbaai has...
Located in Hermanus in the Overberg region of the Cape Province Large self-catering, family house. One of the oldest houses of Sandbaai has now been lovingly restored, it is character filled and comfortable, sleeping six guests. Muted neutral and earthy tones throughout add to the relaxed atmosphere for your holiday getaway, within a mere 3 km of Hermanus. The three bedrooms comes with fresh, crisp linen. The lounge with it’s French doors leading to the garden also have a television with DStv and DVD player. The separate dining room with fire place also lends itself to a games room. The kitchen is fitted with dishwasher and washing machine and all utensils for self-catering. Two bathrooms and a large enclosed private garden, just 300m from the main beach. There is safe parking in a double lock-up garage on premises. Please note: Pets are allowed - to discuss with owner when making booking.
from R1300

Stanford Nestle-In

9 Reviews
Sleeps 2 in 1 room

In the village of Stanford, just a few meters away from the Klein River, the Stanford Nestle-In draws its inspiration from the areas calm...
In the village of Stanford, just a few meters away from the Klein River, the Stanford Nestle-In draws its inspiration from the areas calm and tranquil beauty. This large self-catering suite is equipped for two with a fridge and freezer, an extra-length queen-size bed, four-seater oak table, two easy chairs, built-in cupboard, kettle, crockery, and an en-suite shower room. The kitchen area is equipped with a microwave and a one-plate induction stove, including pots and a pan. No TV. French doors lead to the north-facing patio that overlooks the majestic Klein River Mountains where a table bench and braai make outdoor eating a pleasure. Tea, coffee, milk, sugar and rusks are provided. Wake to the sounds of a variety of bird calls from the bird-friendly environment. The markets, shops and restaurants in Queen Victoria Street are within easy walking distance. Use of a variety of board games and a two-seater plastic fishing kayak, with paddles and life jackets, are included in the price. Owner, Viv, is a registered tour guide, and is willing to accompany novice paddlers on the river.
from R700

AmaKhosi Guesthouse

16 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Spoil yourself and enjoy your holiday at the AmaKhosi Guesthouse, your first choice accommodation. AmaKhosi is a luxury guest house with...
Spoil yourself and enjoy your holiday at the AmaKhosi Guesthouse, your first choice accommodation. AmaKhosi is a luxury guest house with spacious en-suite rooms, individually decorated and furnished to themes of Southern Africa. We are located in Hermanus-Sandbaai, only one block from the sea and 5-minutes-drive from the town center. Cape Town - International Airport is just one hour drive away. The AmaKhosi Guesthouse is just a short stroll away from the beach and provides you with the earned recreational escape from the daily hustle and bustle. Our lovely garden with its indigenous flora and a cosy swimming pool invite you to stay and relax. There is a cozy lounge with fireplace and dolby surround TV, a large breakfast area with honesty bar and a patio outside the breakfast room for your convenience. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere at the swimming pool and our spacious rooms with private bathrooms and balconies with views to the mountains, sea or gardens. Take a sundowner on your balcony while you listen to the roar of the ocean and the whisper of the mountains. We offer a delicious breakfast buffet as well as English breakfast and will not hesitate to provide any effort to make your stay unforgettable and as comfortable as possible. Each of our newly renovated rooms reflects a unique character and charm and is fully appointed with everything you would expect of luxury accommodation. All rooms are equipped with DStv and SABC, minibar, coffee and tea tray, safe, hairdryer, various bathroom amenities, radio alarm clock, ceiling fan, heater and etcetera. For the convenience of all our guests all our rooms are non-smoking rooms. We provide save off-street parking as well as shuttle service on demand. There are numerous possibilities for spending the most valuable time of the year, for which we will gladly assist you.
from R600
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River Goose

2 Reviews
Sleeps 2 in 1 room

Long stay special offer   River Goose is situated in the village of Greyton in the Cape Overberg. The fully equipped room has a double bed and an en-suite bathroom....
River Goose is situated in the village of Greyton in the Cape Overberg. The fully equipped room has a double bed and an en-suite bathroom. There is a private entrance, a patio with a table and chairs, Wi-Fi Internet access, tea and coffee facilities and secure parking. Attractions in and around Greyton area include the Greyton Nature Reserve, the Riviersonderend Conservation Area and the Mountain and Meadows Route.
from R700

Nacht Wacht Self-catering Cottages

13 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 2 rooms

Nacht Wacht Self-catering Cottages is situated in the heart of the magical Overberg region, 8 km...
Nacht Wacht Self-catering Cottages is situated in the heart of the magical Overberg region, 8 km from Bredasdorp and a 20-minute drive from the beautiful and historic coastal town of Waenhuiskrans, at the southernmost tip of Africa. Nacht Wacht is a historical building on one of the oldest working farms in the region and has been lovingly restored by its owners. It has been turned into a beautiful, cosy, self-catering cottage with all amenities to make your stay an unforgettable, comfortable experience. Guests can enjoy the farm atmosphere in two cottages sleeping four people each. Both cottages have two bedrooms, one with a double and one with two single beds. The units also comprise fully-equipped kitchens with two-plate stoves and microwaves, quality towels and linen, and indoor braai facilities. At Nacht Wacht you can spend the day birdwatching, fishing, hiking, cycling and canoeing. Try a tasty home-made meal at our restaurant just around the corner from the guest house, but most of all, unwind and relax.
from R700

Marula Lodge

37 Reviews
Sleeps 16 in 7 rooms

Marula Lodge is a modern-african styled Guesthouse with a friendly atmosphere, situated in the picturesque town of Swellendam. The...
Marula Lodge is a modern-african styled Guesthouse with a friendly atmosphere, situated in the picturesque town of Swellendam. The Guesthouse is within walking distance of various fine restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisine. Amenities and a variety of shops are also within walking distance. We offer comfortable accommodation, a sparkling swimming pool with stunning mountain views and serve a sumptuous breakfast on the garden terrace. Stay a while - you may not be able to take in all that Swellendam and its beautiful surrounding areas can offer in merely one day. The area offers many activities and excursions such as beautiful mountain trails, horse riding, whale watching, wine tasting and many more. It can be used as the central point to visit surrounding areas, each one unique in its own right. We will gladly help you organise your tour, which may include wine tasting, riverside picnics, boat trips, river crossing by hand drawn ferry or a trip to a natural cave at the sea.
from R760
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Sugarbird House

1 Review
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Winter Specials   Pringle Bay is set within the protected natural wonder of the Kogelberg Biosphere. This charming coastal village lies nestled at the foot...
Pringle Bay is set within the protected natural wonder of the Kogelberg Biosphere. This charming coastal village lies nestled at the foot of the Hangklip Mountain and is enviously safeguarded by its local residents. Pringle Bay is a small, vibrant community with loads on offer. There are great restaurants, a small theater with live music, bars and the most beautiful beaches on offer. In the area we have one of the only 2 mainland African penguin colonies and a unique biodiversity botanical garden to visit; not to mention the amazing hiking trails, great surf spots, wine routes and much more. If you are an adventure seeker, nature lover or just wanting to get away to relax, this is the perfect spot to visit. Only an hour's drive from Cape Town, 40 minutes from Stellenbosch and Hermanus, it is centrally situated to explore the Western Cape and Overberg. Walking distance to the beach and shops, you won't have to drive anywhere while on holiday if you stay at Sugarbird House. The house is large, spacious, clean, light and airy sleeping 6 comfortably with a sleeper couch for an extra 2 people if necessary. The garden is large and secluded. Designed to have a wind-free, spacious braai and outdoor entertainment area; perfect to unwind in the hammock with plenty space for the pets and kids to run around (the garden is enclosed but there are areas of thick bush through which the more adventurous dog can escape). Situated at the end of a Cul de Sac, it is a safe environment for kids and your car. There is a TV/ games room with a DVD player and USB plug for external hard drives (there is no dstv or local TV reception) as well as free uncapped Wifi and a washing machine and iron for your convenience. The house has 3 bedrooms (2x doubles and 1x twin) and a futon sleeper couch, 2 fully equipped kitchens and 2 bathrooms (1x Bath/shower/toilet/basin and 1x shower/toilet/basin), a large dining area, open-plan lounge and separate TV/ games room. There is an upstairs balcony with breakfast table and another large outdoor eating area downstairs in the entertainment area as well as a spacious braai zone. As we are local residents, I, Milly, will meet you with the keys and I will be available to answer any queries and help where necessary ... otherwise you are left alone to unwind. There is no public transport in the area. You will have to self drive.
from R1550

Kunguru Lodge / Tri Active Events Management.

9 Reviews
Sleeps 65 in 26 rooms

Kunguru Lodge is in the heart of the Elgin Valley, just past the town of Grabouw. The magnificent...
Kunguru Lodge is in the heart of the Elgin Valley, just past the town of Grabouw. The magnificent gardens, with an array of natural Fynbos and a swimming pool deck provide a perfect setting for the lodge. The accommodation comprises 19 rooms, seven en-suite timber cabins and 12 en-suite safari style tents under canvas. All rooms have coffee stations, hairdryers on request from reception and electric blankets. The lodge has a very relaxed ambiance, offering a home away from home feel. The Wildcats Pub and Restaurant is available to all in-house guests and pre-booked functions. It is a popular venue for individuals, companies, conferences and special functions. Just one hour from Cape Town, it is very conveniently, placed as a base to visit many major attractions such as the Great White Sharks, Hermanus, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and the burgeoning Elgin Valley wine estates. Adventure activities are also offered from the lodge, and these include clay pigeon and hand gun shooting, archery and air rifles, amazing races, volley ball, quad bikes, nature walks and incredible single track mountain biking trails. Our conference facilities offer an alternative to the norm of the city hotels and conference venues. In a rustic setting, surrounded by lush gardens and orchards, our venue can accommodate up to 70 delegates for day conferences and smaller groups in different seating formats. A total of 38 guests based on twin sharing can be accommodated in the lodge for overnight groups. An option of triple share for groups up to 50 pax is available. Facilities include standard equipment of flip chart, white board, data projector, conference area set up including peppermints, jugs of water, cordial, note pads and pens. Choose from theatre style, seating 70 delegates; Classroom style seating 40 delegates, U-shape seating 30 delegates, Board Room seating 20 delegates. Half day, full day and overnight conference and teambuilding packages are available. As specialists in the teambuilding arena, Tri Active Events Management tailors programs to maximise the benefit to the client. Our experiential outcomes based programs have incredible positive results and are highly recommended in the informal teambuilding category, which stands us apart from other companies. The very wide array of fun to formal teambuilding activities and programs are available on our website.
from R650

Fijnbosch B&B

11 Reviews
Sleeps 2 in 1 room

Fijnbosch B&B is a lovely duplex apartment situated in Rooi Els, a quiet village located in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve which forms...
Fijnbosch B&B is a lovely duplex apartment situated in Rooi Els, a quiet village located in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve which forms part of the Cape Floral Kingdom. While attached to the main house, the apartment features a private entrance and although perfect for a couple, additional guests can be accommodated on arrangement. The apartment is available for guests looking to self-cater or on a B&B basis. The lower level consists of a bathroom, bedroom and veranda that open onto the garden. The upper level offers partial sea views across False Bay to the Cape Peninsula. The bedroom is furnished with two comfortable single beds and the bathroom has a shower only. The open-plan lounge is equipped with a TV and also has a designated dining area. To add to your comfort, the bedroom and lounge has a wall heater for the winter chill. The kitchen is equipped with a microwave and two-plate oven, and tea and coffee facilities are provided. In addition, barbecue facilities and off-street parking are also available to guests. The duplex apartment is within 100 m of the rocky Rooi Els shoreline and only five minutes’ walk from a safe swimming beach. Situated 15 minutes from Gordon's Bay, via the scenic Clarence Drive, it is also ideally situated en route to Hermanus and approximately an hour’s drive from Cape Town’s Northern Suburbs. Rooi Els is an internationally recognized birding hotspot where the Cape Rock jumper and the African penguin can be seen. The town is reached along the R44 which boasts spectacular sea and mountain views and also offers whale and dolphin sightings, while the surrounding mountain protects beautiful fynbos and fauna such as buck and the occasional leopard.
from R890

Hermanus | A Peace of Paradise

10 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 2 rooms

Hermanus | A Peace of Paradise offers 180-degree breathtaking sea and mountain views from the...
Hermanus | A Peace of Paradise offers 180-degree breathtaking sea and mountain views from the upstairs lounge, balcony and bedroom. Great sea and mountain views are available from the downstairs lounge, kitchen, one bedroom, and also from the outside covered verandah. The self-catering home is situated just one house from the sea, and is a mere two-minute stroll to the local beach. A holiday in this beach community is the ultimate in relaxation, with the quaint seaside village of Hermanus, famous for outstanding land-based whale watching, is just 4 km away. The fully equipped four-bedroom, four-bathroom house sleeps eight guests. Choose from three barbecue areas, one indoor and two outdoor, all overlooking the sea, or sit and watch the stunning sunsets and whales frolicking in the bay in season. Features include an enclosed garden, double lock-up garage, ceiling fans in all areas, TV and DVD player with Full DSTV (connection fees are applicable). All linen and towels are provided, including beach towels, along with other little extras to make your stay a comfortable one.
from R850

Aire del Mar Guesthouse

15 Reviews
Sleeps 21 in 8 rooms

Aire del Mar is ideally situated only two hour’s drive from Cape Town, in the quiet and small seaside resort of Kleinbaai, world known for...
Aire del Mar is ideally situated only two hour’s drive from Cape Town, in the quiet and small seaside resort of Kleinbaai, world known for viewing of the great white sharks. From your room you can see the boats leave from the harbour which is walking distance from the guest house. We offer you a friendly personal service and quality accommodation. There are five Luxury En-suite Rooms, three Self-catering Units and one Backpacker Flat.
from R760

Swan Gables

10 Reviews
Sleeps 12 in 4 rooms

Swan Gables is situated in the tiny village of Botrivier in the breath-taking Overberg. It offers a selection of accommodation consisting...
Swan Gables is situated in the tiny village of Botrivier in the breath-taking Overberg. It offers a selection of accommodation consisting of three garden rooms with shower rooms and sharing a communal kitchen/lounge. These rooms are within walking distance of the hotel, Beaumont Wines and the Shuntin' Shed restaurant on the station. There are also three garden cottages with shower rooms and kitchenettes; one with private pool and braai area and a flatlet with lounge, shower room and coffee making facilities. Rates include linen, towels, coffee, tea, milk, sugar and rusks. All cottages offer secure off-street parking behind lockable gates in quiet garden settings overlooking the beautiful valley and surrounding mountains. Swan Gables can satisfy your requirements, whatever they may be.
from R360

De Volkshuijs

3 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 2 rooms

Have you ever wondered what living in a National Monument would be like? Whether you're on a business trip, on vacation or doing sport, De...
Have you ever wondered what living in a National Monument would be like? Whether you're on a business trip, on vacation or doing sport, De Volkshuijs is the place where memories are made; where dreams take flight. It is a place that comforts you and holds you tight. Here guests can experience humble living as provided over centuries by the cottages, Sakkie and Saartjie. Tastefully decorated and very well equipped for easy self-catering, each cottage has a bedroom with a double bed, bedside tables and a built-in cupboard. White bed linen and towels, double electric blankets and heaters are provided for the comfort of our guests. The bathrooms are fitted with a bath and/or a shower. Each living area is furnished with two single beds, a wooden dining table with seating for four plus a flat-screen TV with local channels. The kitchens are equipped with electric stoves and ovens, microwaves and refrigerators with freezers as well as ironing boards and irons. The wooden cupboards are built-in and very neat. Coffee, tea, milk, sugar and rusks welcome our guests. Each cottage has its own private courtyard with vine covered pergola and cobble paving. Traditional barbeque facilities are provided. The parking areas are secure to ensure your peace of mind. We offer families the unique chance of relaxing in a cosy, well equipped slave's cottage, close to town. Share good times at the dining table or under the covered pergola or play games on the lawn. Feel at home, safe and cared for.
from R650

Overberg South Africa

Overberg  Accommodation

In the early days of the European occupation of the Cape, very few people ventured far from the foot of Table Mountain. The vast Cape Flats to the east of the fledgling city were a treacherous stretch of shifting sands, wetlands and - of course - wild animals. And at the eastern extreme of that huge, sandy plain was a formidable mountain range, which is now - a couple of hundred years later - easily traversed by virtue of the scenic Sir Lowry's and Houwhoek Passes on the N2. But in those days, these mountains presented a serious barrier to movement and the land beyond them, which was visited only by the very adventurous and became known as the 'Overberg' - the land over the mountains.

The Overberg extends from the high-lying apple orchards of the area between the two passes in the west, to just past the lovely historical town of Swellendam in the east and - to the south - as far as you can go. Cape Agulhas is the most southerly point of the African continent and - officially - the place where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. The interior is dominated by grain farms interspersed with cute country towns, and the coast is a series of beautiful bays, beaches, wetland and dramatic headlands. Walker Bay, which lies between the towns of Hermanus and Gansbaai, has two claims to fame.
It is reputed to be the best land-based whale watching in the world, as the huge southern right whales swim close in shore and there is a beautiful and convenient, fragrant, flower-rich cliff-top walk that offers an excellent vantage point to observe these, South Africa's biggest tourists.

They turn up here in late winter to escape the harsh Antarctic, give birth, nurse their calves and - while they're in a nice romantic honeymoon destination - work on the next crop of baby whales.
The second claim to fame is as the most southerly vineyards in Africa - and it's well worth doing a tasting. This is not just a gimmick.
The other big attraction of this area is the great white shark. Dyer and Geyser Islands, off the small fishing village of Gansbaai offer probably the best shark cage diving in the world. A number of boats operate in the area - chumming to attract the sharks' attention and vying with each other for the best position. Do it soon, as there is increasing resistance to a practice that many people consider to be morally indefensible, ecologically destructive and dangerous.

There's loads more to do. There are three great nature reserves. Kogelberg in the west, which is a major hotspot of botanical diversity, offers fantastic hiking and an exciting white water rafting day trip. De Hoop, in the east, has some small game, great easy mountain bike trails, an escorted, portaged hiking trail, fun snorkelling, wonderful beaches and some awesome land-based whale watching. Slightly further east, the Bontebok National Park was proclaimed to protect the last few remaining bontebok - a beautiful antelope that is found only in the Western Cape. The Breede River, in the eastern part of the Overberg, has some quite fun rafting and canoeing trips and the only remaining hand-operated ferry in the country and fantastic fishing.

There is great paragliding and fun canoeing and sea kayaking near Hermanus, a gliding club in Swellendam, a good horse trail, great hiking and some fabulous mountain biking trails. There are fun boat trips and a long and exciting foefie slide (flying fox) on the Buffelsjag Dam, near Swellendam.

For the more culturally inclined, the mission villages of Genadendal and, particularly, Elim, hark back to a much quieter era. Interesting museums include the Drostdy Museum in Swellendam, the Old Harbour Museum in Hermanus, which has exhibits relating to fishing and whaling, and the small but fascinating Shipwreck Museum in Bredasdorp. This area is, in fact, littered with historic wrecks. A noble tradition was born when the troopship Birkenhead went down near Gansbaai in 1852. For the first time in recorded history, the troops and sailors lined up on the deck in disciplined ranks while the women and children passengers got into the lifeboats and were ferried to shore. The men then took their chances with the icy water and the legions of sharks. Another historic wreck nearby was the Arniston, which gave its name to the town that has officially been called Waenhuiskrans - which means wagon house cave, and refers to an enormous sea cave big enough to house an ox wagon (although you'd struggle to get a bicycle to the spot, never mind an ox wagon). But everyone knows the place as Arniston - a great beach destination.

In the early days of the European occupation of the Cape, very few people ventured far from the foot of Table Mountain. The vast Cape Flats to the east of the fledgling city were a treacherous stretch of shifting sands, wetlands and - of course -...

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