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Swan Gables

11 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...
from R360
per night for 2 guests

Agulhas Country Lodge

7 Reviews
Sleeps 20 in 8 rooms

The southernmost tip of the African continent is only 2 hours’ drive from Cape Town. In keeping with this, the Agulhas Country Lodge is...
from R1590
per night for 2 guests

The Elgin Grabouw Country Clu...

3 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

The Elgin Grabouw Country Club was founded in 1987 by passionate people who saw the potential of...
from R1320
per night for 2 guests

Arumvale

13 Reviews
Sleeps 17 in 5 rooms

Arumvale is a country house situated in the Hermitage Valley, offering self-catering apartments and separate cottages in a pastoral...
from R500
per night for 2 guests

Bibi's Joy

6 Reviews
Sleeps 9 in 4 rooms

In Suurbraak, on the other side of the river, is the quaint self-catering cottage, “Bibi’s Joy”, belonging to Peter and Bibi Present. Its...
from R500
per night for 2 guests

Middeldam Plaashuis

3 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

This is a charming old farmhouse that is tastefully renovated and a sure treat for a friend and/or family farm escape. The Oregon floors...
from R1000
per night for 2 guests

Weltevreden House - Greyton

3 Reviews
Sleeps 8 in 4 rooms

Weltevreden House is a rustic, country, upmarket self-catering family home situated along the Main...
from R2800
per night for 2 guests

Tangleberry Cottage Self-cate...

4 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Tangleberry Cottage is situated 45 minutes to an hour from Cape Town and 30 minutes from Cape Town...
from R1440
per night for 2 guests

Deo Volente Guest Farm

1 Review
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Enveloped by the Langeberg majestic mountains and the Breede River, sits Deo Volente Guest Farm. The tranquil essence of the farm is best...
from R300
per night for 2 guests

White Water Farm

Sleeps 27 in 10 rooms

Escape to historic White Water Farm. We offer guests a welcoming rural haven with magnificent mountain scenery in the Kleinriver valley...
Coppull private nature reserve offers self catering accommodation in the heart of the Overberg....
from R3500
per night for 2 guests

Augusta de Mist Country House...

1 Review
Sleeps 15 in 7 rooms

Augusta de Mist is a lifestyle retreat set on 1.5 hectares of eclectic fynbos, away from the hustle...
from R1880
per night for 2 guests

Roosje van de Kaap Guest Hous...

4 Reviews
Sleeps 26 in 13 rooms

Roosje van de Kaap Guest House and Restaurant is a beautiful and historic establishment situated at...
from R850
per night for 2 guests

Schoone Oordt Country House

5 Reviews
Sleeps 26 in 10 rooms

Schoone Oordt Country House is a charming country hotel in Swellendam South Africa, possibly the...
from R1485
per night for 2 guests

The Thatch House Hermanus

Sleeps 20 in 10 rooms

The Thatch House Hermanus is a private and luxurious villa located at the foot of the Maanschynkop Mountain and nature reserve, alongside...
from R19665
per night for 2 guests

Naartjie Cottage

1 Review
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Naartjie Cottage is a quaint and cosy three-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage tucked away in a private lush garden surrounded by beautiful...
from R1900
per night for 2 guests

Wurth-It Artists' Home

1 Review
Sleeps 7 in 3 rooms

Wurth-It Artists' Home is situated in the quaint town of Barrydale, overlooking the mountains and within walking distance to amenities. ...
from R1000
per night for 2 guests

Arolela Guest Farm

Sleeps 19 in 4 rooms

Arolela (meaning 'sharing') is a guest farm in Caledon in the Western Province of South Africa. It co-exists with a working farm,...
from R1000
per night for 2 guests

Farm 215 Nature Retreat & Fyn...

1 Review
Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

Farm 215 is a private and secluded country house in the middle of a private nature reserve of 800...
from R1700
per night for 2 guests

A Little Farmhouse

1 Review
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

A Little Farmhouse is situated in a leafy, wind-free glade which takes you back in time. The cottage is tranquil and comfortable with only...
from R1500
per night for 2 guests

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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