Blue crane mama and chicks near Napier, Overberg

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Driftwood Cottage guide to the Overberg

If you've seen enough sea for awhile, take time
off to explore the picturesque Overberg

Ostriches in the Overberg

Sometimes the winds blows too strong, sometimes the sun burns too hot,
and thoughts turn to other activities. Well, there are plenty of  places
to visit in the Overberg region, and all within an easy day's trip.

Don't let that sun get to you. If you've spent too many hours soaking it up on those balmy summer days and need to stay in the shade, or you just feel like a change in scenery, why not jump in the car and explore the Overberg?

Day trips from Langezandt  abound; the roads are quiet and before you
know it you're at your destination, whether it be marine and nature reserves or mountains, wine tasting, cheese making, whale watching, great white shark cage diving or simply a picnic at De Mond. Here is a sample of attractions to suit many tastes:

  • The local wine route. See Links.
  • The southernmost tip of Africa where the two oceans meet, Cape Agulhas lighthouse and museum.
  • Bredasdorp Shipwreck Museum,  world famous Kapula Candles, the arts and crafts centre.
  • Arniston/Waenhuiskrans, fishermen's cottages (Kassiesbaai) and cave
  • Struisbaai beach, harbour, fresh fish and chips, then on to L'Agulhas.
  • Elim mission village, Geelkop Nature Reserve, arty Baardskeerdersbos
  • Die Kelders, Hermanus, whale watching. Stanford.
  • Reserves: Agulhas National Park; De Hoop Nature and Marine Reserve; De Mond Nature Reserve
  • Hiking trails: Spookdraai (Ghosts' Corner); Grootberg; De Hoop 5-day whale trail; Shipwreck 2-4-day trail.
  • Great white shark diving at Gansbaai
  • Malgas pont and on to Witsand.
  • Caledon, Greyton, Franschhoek.
  • Robertson, McGregor, Breede Valley wine tasting, Montague. 
  • Swellendam, Suurbraak, Barrydale, the gateway to the Klein Karoo.

But if you're travel-weary,
 just put your feet up . . .
and enjoy Castaway Cottage!

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Canola fields

Willeens at Kassiesbaai

Fresh fish at Arniston harbour

Fynbos in the Overberg


Misty Pearly Beach


Arniston fishermen's cottage, Overberg

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