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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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Stelling recovers to win at TransCape Stelling recovers to win at TransCape

Despite riding with a broken rib, defending men's solo champion Billy Stelling won his second stage in a row on the third day of

New pro team set the pace at TransCape New pro team set the pace at TransCape

Despite wet conditions, Pieter Seyffert and Travis Walker kicked off their new partnership on a perfect note by winning the openin

New pro team set the pace at TransCape New pro team set the pace at TransCape

Despite wet conditions, Pieter Seyffert and Travis Walker kicked off their new partnership on a perfect note by winning the openin

Seyffert, Walker to tackle TransCape Seyffert, Walker to tackle TransCape

After a lengthy association with Hanco Kachelhoffer, mountain biking professional Pieter Seyffert will reveal a new partnership wh

Pioneering single-track at TransCape Pioneering single-track at TransCape

The TransCape MTB race organisers will pioneer a fresh single-track challenge by introducing the riders to the Greyton Black secti

Pioneering single-track at TransCape Pioneering single-track at TransCape

The TransCape MTB race organisers will pioneer a fresh single-track challenge by introducing the riders to the Greyton Black secti

TransCape on a charity drive TransCape on a charity drive

In partnership with the Africa Foundation, the TransCape MTB race will use its reach in the cycling fraternity to contribute towar

New tweaks give TransCape better balance New tweaks give TransCape better balance

Riders in next year's TransCape mountain bike event will find a better balance across the board as the organisers continue pushin

The ultimate Overberg motorbike route: Cape Town to Mossel Bay The ultimate Overberg motorbike route: Cape Town to Mossel Bay

Chris Davies and Tyson Jopson did that on this spectacular motorbike route through the Overberg, in search of the best dirt...

11 vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Cape Town 11 vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Cape Town

We went looking for some of the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Cape Town, and we found some great eateries – whether...

Antiques of the Overberg: 23 spots for bargain-hunters Antiques of the Overberg: 23 spots for bargain-hunters

I set off to find antiques and great deals in the Overberg, and discovered the only thing I didn’t bargain for is how many...

Zip through a World Heritage Site with Cape Canopy Tours Zip through a World Heritage Site with Cape Canopy Tours

Cape Canopy Tour was recently placed second on the list of the world’s hottest new tourism experiences for 2015 by Lonely Planet.

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 ...