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Overberg is an area rich in biodiversity between Cape Town and the Garden Route


Map of Overberg
Gansbaai harbour
  • Arniston
  • Betty's Bay
  • Bredasdorp
  • 1 Caledon — home to mineral-rich hot springs
  • 2 Gansbaai — fishing village surrounded by unspoilt marine and terrestrial nature where you can do a Great White Shark cage dive in season.
  • 3 Hermanus — heart of the Whale Coast, a great place to whale-watch or visit a wine region
  • 4 Kleinmond — holiday town, and 5 Pringle Bay
  • 6 Swellendam — one of the oldest European settlements in South Africa, with many buildings of Cape Dutch architecture
  • Struisbaai – fishing and holiday town, popular for spearfishing.

Other destinations[edit]

  • 1 Agulhas National Park — the southern tip of Africa, with plenty of birdwatching opportunities
  • 2 De Hoop Nature Reserve — offers coastal and mountain walking, with spectacular views and plenty of opportunities for whale watching
  • 3 Bontebok National Park — a 28-km² park dedicated to the preservation of bonteboks, a type of antelope


Get in[edit]

From Cape Town, either take the N2 highway, or drive around False Bay to Pringle Bay, then cruise along the coast (R44) to Kleinmond and beyond.

Get around[edit]

  • The R43 and R44 connects all the towns to the N2.


Cape Floral Region




Stay safe[edit]

Go next[edit]

Take the N2 through Swellendam and on to the Garden Route.


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