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Cape Overberg

The Cape Overberg, Western Province, South AfricaThe Cape Overberg, discovered early in South Africa’s history by pioneering farmers, who had to haul ox wagons over the Hottentot Mountains, is today a firm favourite with visitors. Luckily, the stunning Sir Lowry’s and Franschhoek Passes, allow for easy access over the mountains into this beautiful diverse Overberg region. The N2, headed for the Garden Route and Port Elizabeth by an incredible drive, divides the Overberg into two distinct but equally compelling areas. The first region, mai...

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Gorgeous Greyton ...offers a good life Gorgeous Greyton ...offers a good life

"We bought a plot!" announces Willow Constantine enthusiastically as she and Fred von Heyer, both from Hout Bay, arrive rather ...

Stanford birding Stanford birding

In this Overberg village, a nature reserve, dam,. lagoon, river and fynbos offer abundant birdlife. And then, nearby, there are ..

Greyton’s Better Nature Greyton’s Better Nature

It’s an easy and beautiful drive through the Overberg countryside to Greyton Nature Reserve, the third-largest reserve in the ...

Take the Plunge Take the Plunge

If you have a sense of adventure, bum-sliding, rock-hopping and swimming through a kloof will give you an adrenalin kick.

Whines and Wails Whines and Wails

On the mountain above Somerset West is an old wagon trail. Back in the 1860s, 4500 ox wagon's climbed it every year. In 2012,...

Going Large with Little People Going Large with Little People

Sarah Borchert grabs the opportunity to share boat-based whale watching with her family. Mom?' My five-year-old daughter's sea-..

Precious piece of The Cape Precious piece of The Cape

Just an hour-and-a-half's drive southeast of Cape Town is the mountainous Kogelberg Nature Reserve, a place that rivals the ...

Hiking the Perlemoen Trail Hiking the Perlemoen Trail

A superb 'no pack drill' saunter on the Overberg coast with several options, many points of interest and tasty seafood treats.

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