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The Overberg is the southernmost region in Africa, and the gateway to the famous lighthouse at the tip of the continent where the two oceans meet. The Overberg – untouched and largely undiscovered in places due to its geographic isolation on the other side of the mountain.Nature has been generous to the Overberg blessing it with an abundance of beautiful beaches and the most bountiful of fine-leafed shrubs known as the (Fynbos "FINE BUSH").
  • Waenhuiskrans Cave "enormous cave eroded into the cliffs filled with picturesque pools
  • Tradouw Pass "stunning rock formation,waterfalls & swimming pools – Suurbraak/Swellendam
  • Slave Monument "only monument commemorating the liberation slave in 1834" – Elim
  • Kogelberg Nature & Biosphere Reserve (100 000 ha) host of Micro Frog- Kleinmond
  • Agulhas National Park "most southern tip of Africa"legendary "Cape of Storms" L'Agulhas
  • Hotagerklip "National heritage site – Cottages in Struisbaai
  • Bontebok National Park in the Langeberg Mountains – Swellendam
  • Rheenendal Water Mill – National Monument - Swellendam
Arniston/Waenhuiskrans, Barrydale, Betty's Bay, Bot River, Bredasdorp, Caledon, Elgin Valley, Elim, Gansbaai, Genadendal, Greyton, Hangkli/Kleinmond, Hermanus, L'Agulhas, Malgas, Napier, Riviersonderend, Stanford, Struisbaai, Suurbraak, Swellendam & Villiersdorp

Waenhuiskrans Cave:
An enormous cavern eroded into the cliffs and is 1km form the village. The cave is filled with picturesque pools and is only accessible through a rear antechamber at low tide.

Tradouw Pass - Suurbraak:
This breathtaking pass with its steep crags, deep gullies, stunning rock formations, winter waterfalls and secluded swimming pools will take you to Swellendam and the Garden route.

Slave Monument – Elim:
The only monument in South Africa commemorating the liberation of slaves in 1834.

Kogelberg Nature Reserve and Biosphere – Kleinmond:
The 100 000ha reserve comprises natural vegetation, with more than 1600 species of unspoilt indigenous fynbos, the Micro frog and the rare March rose. It was the first UNESCO-declared Biosphere Reserve in South Africa.

Agulhas National Park – L'Agulhas:
As the southern-most tip of Africa, it has always had it mysteries and adventure, and still captures the imagination of contemporary explorers. Amongst the mysteries associated with this region, is the legendary "Cape of Storms" which wrecked many ships and route to the east via Cape Agulhas. This windswept, ruggedly beautiful coastal plain at the southern heritage, has recently been proclaimed as the Agulhas National Park.

Hotagterklip – Cottages "Struisbaai":
National Heritage sites, some are used as holiday homes.

Bontebok National Park – Swellendam:
A Place of simplistic beauty and peaceful charm this majestic Langeberg Mountain provide a picturesque backdrop for this Park of colourful riches. This Park proud itself to promote achievements in biodiversity conservation from the endangered fynbos veld type, coastal Renosterveld to the namesake bontebok. Once these antelope numbered from a mere 17 and through effective management the proud themselves to affirm 3000 at present.

Rheenendal Water Mill:
National Monument


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