district municipality in the Western Cape, South Africa

Overberg is an area rich in biodiversity between Cape Town and the Garden Route

Towns edit

Map of Overberg
Gansbaai harbour
  • Arniston
  • Betty's Bay
  • Bredasdorp
  • 1 Caledon — home to mineral-rich hot springs
  • 2 Gansbaai — fishing village surrounded by unspoilt marine and terrestrial nature where you can do a Great White Shark cage dive in season.
  • 3 Hermanus — heart of the Whale Coast, a great place to whale-watch or visit a wine region
  • 4 Kleinmond — holiday town, and 5 Pringle Bay
  • 6 Swellendam — one of the oldest European settlements in South Africa, with many buildings of Cape Dutch architecture
  • Struisbaai – fishing and holiday town, popular for spearfishing.

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  • 1 Agulhas National Park — the southern tip of Africa, with plenty of birdwatching opportunities
  • 2 De Hoop Nature Reserve — offers coastal and mountain walking, with spectacular views and plenty of opportunities for whale watching
  • 3 Bontebok National Park — a 28-km² park dedicated to the preservation of bonteboks, a type of antelope

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Get in edit

From Cape Town, either take the N2 highway, or drive around False Bay to Pringle Bay, then cruise along the coast (R44) to Kleinmond and beyond.

Get around edit

  • The R43 and R44 connects all the towns to the N2.

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Cape Floral Region

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Go next edit

Take the N2 through Swellendam and on to the Garden Route.


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