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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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Free-range living in the fynbos: guide to Stanford Free-range living in the fynbos: guide to Stanford

Locals warned him of Stanford’s pull, but it wasn’t until he made a right-turn to this Overberg village that Fred Hatman felt...

The Republic of Swellendam The Republic of Swellendam

Nestled at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains, lies Swellendam, the third oldest magisterial district (after Cape Town and...

Baardskeerdersbos and the art of seeing Baardskeerdersbos and the art of seeing

Seeing and Light are the two words that seem to sum up the quality of Baardskeerdersbos, the small rural settlement in the Over...

The Overberg is not for sissies. Paddling on Zoetendalsvlei The Overberg is not for sissies. Paddling on Zoetendalsvlei

Have you ever asked yourself how you came to be in the midst of madness? Climbing onto Titanic ll should have been warning enough.

Bot River - van der Stel Pass. Bot River - van der Stel Pass.

"Bot River's story is as much tied up with arrival of the first train in 1902, as with the first wagons back in the early 1700's."

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 ...

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