The Overberg region is full of natural disparity and spectacular scenery. It is filled with rugged mountain ranges, kilometres of fynbos, rolling fields of wheat and canola, as well as extravagant coastal views. If you need some time to reflect, discover who you are, or have the adventure of a lifetime, the Overberg is the place for you.
The Overberg is a region where everything from the soil, to the mountain ranges, the sea and locals tell a story. The area stretches along the coast and boasts beautiful sandy beaches, green mountaintop ranges and fascinating geological formations, as well as an abundance of bird species and fynbos. The Overberg Mountain passes will take you on an amazing journey through breath-taking valleys with scenic vineyards, charming orchards and gorgeous landscapes.
The Overberg caters to everybody with a diverse list of activities. Some of the must see areas with attractions not to be missed include Hermanus, the finest land-based whale watching location on the globe, Cape Agulhas – the most Southern tip of Africa where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet as well as the quaint seaside village of Pringle Bay which has the only South African reserve proclaimed as a UNESCO (United Nation Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) Heritage Site.
- Tackle a 4×4 adventure trail
- Pack in the golf clubs
- Ride a horse on the beach
- Go on a sunset cruise
- Learn to fly fish
- Do some whale watching
- Challenge yourself and go shark cage diving
- Enjoy a day of hiking
The Overberg towns are trendy holiday destination for nature lovers, and are generally not too overcrowded to enjoy if you are visiting during the popular hot summer months. The best time to visit the Overberg is between February and April when the peak tourist season is over, but the weather is still warm and sunny. Accommodation and restaurants are in abundance in the Overberg region so hungry, weary and thirsty travellers are all welcome!
- Rugged coastline
- Canola Fields
- Holiday atmosphere