Cape Agulhas Tourism - Bredasdorp, Overberg

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Cape Agulhas Tourism

Bredasdorp, Overberg - Things to do

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The Cape Agulhas area, which forms part of the Cape Overberg, is the southernmost region in Africa, with the town of L'Agulhas being the southernmost on the continent.

Cape Agulhas is also the official meeting place of the Atlantic and Indian oceans and its name - Portuguese for "needles" - refers to the rocks and reefs that have wrecked many ships.

The region offers a veritable paradise of nature in all her glory, which will delight even the most discerning tourist, botanist, hiker, photographer, historian, bird watcher or angler. Bordered by blue mountain ranges, set in undulating hills in a kaleidoscope of gold, green and brown, with endless beaches and dunes. Fragrances of fynbos merge with mountain and sea air.

Stretching from Die Damme in the west to the De Hoop Nature Reserve in the east, the Cape Agulhas region includes the towns of Napier, Elim, Bredasdorp, Arniston/Waenhuiskrans, Struisbaai, L'Agulhas and Suiderstrand, as well as De Mond Nature Reserve and the Agulhas National Park.

The undulating landscape north of Bredasdorp has the Riviersonderend and Langeberg mountain ranges as background and is known as the Ruggens, whereas the southern coastal region beyond the Bredasdorp-Napier mountain range is known as the Strandveld.

The region is best reached from Cape Town by travelling along the N2 and turning off at Caledon onto the R316. Alternatively take the scenic coastal route from Cape Town along the R44, and approach from Hermanus or Gansbaai in the West. From the Garden Route, turn off the N2 just past Swellendam onto the R319. A less popular but interesting route involves crossing the Breede River at the small riverside settlement of Malgas. Here you will find the last remaining hand-drawn pontoon in the country.

Accommodation near Bredasdorp, Overberg

The Arniston Spa Hotel - Arniston, Hotels and Resorts

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This Arniston accommodation is set in one of the Cape`s most exquisite locations, next to an old fishing village, surrounded by pristine beaches and nature reserves. The luxurious 4-star accommodation in Arniston is internationally known as one of the world's great getaways, elegantly decorated with the comforts of a world-class hotel. Some bedrooms have fireplaces for those cosy winter ...

Die Herberg Hotel and Conference Centre - Arniston, Bed and Breakfast, Hotels and Resorts, Lodge

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This accommodation in Arniston is close to the De Hoop Coastal Nature Reserve where there is a unique diversity of plant and animal life. Die Herberg (the name means "The Inn") is just over two hours' drive from Cape Town - and a worthwhile divergence on your way to the Garden Route. You can reach us this accommodation from the N2, via Caledon and Bredasdorp. At this Arniston accommodation you will ...

Botrivier Hotel - Bot Rivier, Hotels and Resorts, Self Catering

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A Vintage Cape country hotel in the heart of the Cape Floral kingdom only 9km from the ocean as the crow flies. Botrivier Hotel lies just off the Whale Route to Hermanus. The town of Botrivierforms part of the Cape Country Meander Route and is situated in the first Biodiversity and Wine Route in the World. It is a very favourable environment for cultivating top class vineyards and to ...

Bredasdorp Country Manor - Bredasdorp, Guest House

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Anna-Mare Human, live-in owner of Bredasdorp Country Manor, invites you to enjoy the country hospitality of the Western Cape in this charming guest house situated in quiet surrounds in the rural town of Bredasdorp. Five Spacious, luxurious en-suite rooms with French country flair will welcome the weary traveler at Bredasdorp Country Manor. The guest house is situated in a quiet area within ...

Wheatlands Lodge - Bredasdorp, Guest House, Lodge

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Bredasdorp is a picturesque 2-hours drive from Cape Town via the N2 to the heart of the Overberg wheat and sheep farming area. Wheatlands Lodge, located in the centre of Bredasdorp offers 5 en- suite bedrooms in a beautifully restored old home built in 1913, crisp, clean fresh rooms with quality service. Weatlands Lodge offer a variety of breakfasts to choose from and serve full cream ...

Black Eagle Lodges - Caledon, Self Catering

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Tucked away in the Overberg Mountains outside Caledon, Black Eagle Lodge and Villa offer a tranquil farm-style retreat just 90 minutes from Cape Town. Revive your soul, surrounded by nature, from the privacy of these beautiful self-catering lodges, spaced nearly a kilometer apart, on the mountain slopes of a working farm, hidden halfway between Caledon and Botriver. Offering ...

Kelkiewyn Guesthouse - Caledon, Bed and Breakfast, Guest House, Self Catering

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Discover South Africa has the perfect Caledon accommodation for you. Kelkiewyn Bed & Breakfast has comfortable semi self-catering rooms where you can come and relax after a long day on the road. This Karoo style accommodation in Caledon has nine beautifully decorated en suite rooms that are equipped with a TV, fridge, coffee & tea making facilities. Kelkiewyn Guesthouse was built in the 1800's, ...

The Bay Lodge Gansbaai - Gansbaai, Bed and Breakfast

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A warm welcome awaits you at this friendly B&B with its relaxed, homely atmosphere. We offer cosy, comfortable rooms with sea and mountain views, including the beautiful Walker Bay with its magnificent scenery and breathtaking sunsets. We are in walking distance of a little secluded beach called Standford's Cove, in De Kelders, which is situated approximately 3kms from Gansbaai known as the Great ...

Aire Del Mar Guest House - Gansbaai, Backpackers Lodges, Bed and Breakfast, Guest House, Self Catering

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Aire del Mar is perfectly positioned for shark-diving and whale watching with breathtaking views over the ocean from all luxury B&B rooms. There are 5 luxury B&B rooms on the first floor and three self-catering studios on ground floor. All rooms have en suite bathrooms, and are smoke free. Self-catering studios have equipment to prepare light meals and there is a communal BBQ area behind the guest ...

The Oystercatcher - Gansbaai, Self Catering

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Overlooking the picturesque Walker Bay, you will find the most sought after holiday destination situated only  40 km from Hermanus and only 145 kilometres from Cape Town International Airport. Experience unparalleled whale watching  without the hustle and bustle of Hermanus. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of listening to the sounds of whales in the comfort of your bed instead of listening ...

Things to do near Bredasdorp, Overberg

Arniston Tourism - Arniston, Tourism Information

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Arniston is a village where time has stood still; where the practices of generations of fishermen quietly continue without interruption. But this sleepy little coastal town has seen its fair share of drama. Today, however, Arniston is a favourite hideaway for holidaymakers. You will not find a pumping nightlife and adrenalin-packed attractions here, only an azure sea, peace and quiet. Besides ...

Betty's Bay Tourism - Bettys Bay, Tourism Information

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Betty's Bay is a coastal town situated between Kleinmond and Pringle Bay. This piece of land was bought in 1938 to preserve its beauty for future generations. Lovely walks can be taken here and there is also a restaurant within the Gardens that could be visited for light meals or drinks. This is a breeding colony to the Jackass Penguin. You can take a stroll along the boardwalk and watch ...

Bot River Tourism - Bot Rivier, Tourism Information

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Bot River is one of those towns that is easily by-passed as one heads for a destination on the horizon. But this cheerful hamlet is well worth the short detour! What used to be a "˜sleepy hollow' is fast becoming a very busy corner of the growing wine industry which is new to the area. Don't be surprised if you bump into film makers, either. The beautiful area with its pleasant ...

Cape Agulhas Tourism - Bredasdorp, Tourism Information

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The Cape Agulhas area, which forms part of the Cape Overberg, is the southernmost region in Africa, with the town of L'Agulhas being the southernmost on the continent. Cape Agulhas is also the official meeting place of the Atlantic and Indian oceans and its name - Portuguese for "needles" - refers to the rocks and reefs that have wrecked many ships. The region offers a veritable paradise ...

De Hoop Whale Hiking Trail - Bredasdorp, Hiking trails

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The De hoop Whale trail is one of the best South African hiking trails I've done (December 2001) and the nature, sea, caves and whales are breathtaking - a trail well worth doing. An unequalled experience awaits hikers who embark on the five-day Whale Hiking Trail that has been developed by Cape Nature Conservation at the De Hoop Nature Reserve near Bredasdorp. The trail traverses one of the Western ...

Caledon Tourism - Caledon, Tourism Information

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Essentially the heart of the Overberg, Caledon is situated on the slopes of the Klein Swartberg mountains on the N2, 120 km east from Cape Town. Caledon is most famous for its hot water springs which were discovered by the Khoikhoi, the indigenous people who roamed the land long before the first settlers arrived. The first sanatorium burnt down in 1946 and from the ashes rose the now famous Caledon ...

Elgin Valley Tourism - Elgin, Tourism Information

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The Elgin Valley borders the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, a protected area of magnificent fynbos. More than 1600 plant species occur here, of which 150 are endemic. Also known as a forest town with its pine plantations, the pristine environment of Grabouw offers a rich and varied experience to visitors. The area is well-liked by nature-lovers who come to explore its hiking and mountain bike ...

Gansbaai Tourism - Gansbaai, Tourism Information

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Get away from the hustle and bustle of busy city life, let down your hair, kick off your shoes and come to Gansbaai. Get back to basics with warm friendly people to welcome and pamper you. So what makes Gans Bay cool? Simply it's natural, rugged and unspoilt beauty. From the spectacular cliffs of De Kelders to the miles of white sandy beaches of Pearly Beach, you will find one of the most unique ...

African Parks and Safaris - Grabouw, Tours and Safaris

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Within South Africa and Beyond our Borders African Parks and Safaris is a small company focusing on personal attention and working out the best African National Parks and Game Reserves safari packages for their fellow travellers and friends. They are experts in specialised tailor made safaris throughout Southern and Eastern Africa. They are passionate about travel and have gained extensive ...

Greyton Tourism - Greyton, Tourism Information

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Greyton is picture-perfect and a haven for artists and like-minded souls who appreciate the gifts that Mother Nature has bestowed. The essence of this peaceful hamlet with its Cape Vernacular architectural environment is largely intact. The out-of-context and unresponsive development that has destroyed so many small towns has up to now passed Greyton by. Oak-lined streets and lush country gardens ...

Cape Whale Coast Tourism - Hermanus, Tourism Information

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This pristine stretch of the South African coastline that runs from the coastal hamlet of Rooiels in the west to Quoin Point in the East and is flanked by mesmerising mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. The main towns of the area are Hangklip/Kleinmond, Hermanus, Stanford and Gansbaai; but the Whale Coast is in fact made up of a collection of villages, farms, rivers, bays, coves and valleys - each ...

Kleimond Tourism - Kleinmond, Tourism Information

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Kleinmond has grown from a holiday destination to a vibrant town. Set between the Palmiet River and Kleinmond lagoon it offers the best of fresh and saltwater acitivities. Kleinmond's water activities are endless ranging from canoeing down the the rivers, swimming in the lagoon to angling in the ocean. It has beautiful beaches - Kleinmond main beach has Blue Flag status, wonderful hikes and ...

LAgulhas Tourism - LAgulhas, Tourism Information

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L'Agulhas is situated at the southernmost tip of Africa. The region, known as the Overberg, gets winter rainfall. The Cape Agulhas coast is an angling paradise and is known as the Ship's Graveyard. Sea temperatures in summer are 20-22 degrees and not much lower during winter. During school holidays, L'Agulhas is a hub of activity. ...

Sea and Sky Flying Club - LAgulhas, Adventure

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Sea and Sky Flying Club offers people safe and affordable scenic flights in an aircraft with a panoramic cockpit and a slow cruising speed in and around the most southern tip of Africa. What Sea and Sky Flying Club do: Scenic flights, aerial photography opportunities, whale-sighting opportunities and tailor made flights for individual needs. With Sea and Sky Flying Club, people can enjoy the ...

Napier Tourism - Napier, Tourism Information

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Napier is situated under the Soetmuisberg, surrounded by rolling wheat and barley fields, at the southern-most region of Africa. Napier is known among many visitors and locals as "The village with the old world charm". Century old cottages blend with modern houses resulting in a delightful rural atmosphere. Napier has become a popular weekend destination for many city folk. It is not a town ...

Stanford Tourism - Stanford, Tourism Information

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Stanford, a quaint village in the Cape Overberg, Western Cape Province, South Africa. Situated on the banks of the Klein River, Stanford is on the coastal plain separating the mountains and the sea, about 90 minutes from Cape Town International Airport. The village is mid-way between the resorts of Hermanus, the Whale Capital of the world and Gansbaai, the Great White Shark diving capital of ...

Struisbaai Tourism - Struisbaai, Tourism Information

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Struisbaai is a coastal settlement near the Southern Tip of Africa and there is some debate as to the origin of the name "Struisbaai". Some authorities believe that it means "straw bay", referring to the thatch roofs of the fishermen's cottages here. Others claim the name is derived from the Dutch "struisvogel" or ostrich. According to legend, Struisbaai is named for the size of its beach - ...

Swellendam Trail - Swellendam, Hiking trails

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This circular trail traverses the Langeberg Mountains above Swellendam. It is an imposing trail, leading through deep ravines and past high cliffs, and it offers some breathtaking views. One outstanding feature is the unsurpassed floral wealth of the area which changes with the succession of the seasons. The trail was opened to the public in June 1979 and was the first circular trail of the National ...

Swellendam Tourism - Swellendam, Tourism Information

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Swellendam Area is situated in the north east of the Overberg where you can forget the busy city and relax in a country atmosphere. The Greater Swellendam area is a holiday destination satisfying a variety of interests. From the majestic Langeberg mountains, gateway to the Klein Karoo and the Garden Route. Farming, river adventures, whale nursery, hiking, nature reserves, history dating back ...

Villiersdorp Tourism - Villiersdorp, Tourism Information

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Villiersdorp, also known as the "Pearl of the Overberg", is a tranquil village graced by oak trees and surrounded by fruit and wine farms. Villiersdorp is a prosperous apple-growing area which also produces pears, apricots, peaches, grapes and onions.The village is in a valley surrounded by the picturesque Waterval - and Baviaans mountains and lies next to the magnificent Theewaterskloof ...

Kelkiewyn Restaurant - Villiersdorp, Where to eat

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Kelkiewyn is a small-town Restaurant and Farm stall. They are open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch on the banks of the Elandskloof River. Ample parking is available just off the Main Road (R43). So if you are looking for one of the loveliest restaurants in Villiersdorp then look no further than Kelkiewyn. Looking for things to do in Villiersdorp at night? - Kelkiewyn serves dinner ...

Witsand Tourism - Witsand, Tourism Information

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Experience friendly village life that offers food for the soul and a place to simply relax and unwind.Situated at the mouth of the Breede River, Witsand offers 4km of white sandy beaches, surrounded by magnificent species of Cape Fynbos within this Cape Floral Region World Heritage Site. The central feature of the Malgas/Witsand area is the magnificent Breede River, one of the largest, most ...

Pringle Bay Tourism - Pringle Bay, Tourism Information

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Pringle Bay is a quiet coastal village in the heart of a UNESCO World Nature Reserve and lies on the coastal route between Gordon's bay and Hermanus. The village is home to artists and businesspeople working in the city and is the access point to the Hangklip are. Hangklip mountain is a beautiful rock feature along the coast and a renowned crayfish diving and fishing spot. Stay at one of the ...

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Map of Cape Agulhas Tourism in Bredasdorp, Overberg

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Cape Agulhas Tourism

GPS Co-Ordinates: 20° 2' 25.6" E / 34° 31' 56.9" S

By Car / Driving

Directions to Cape Agulhas Tourism in Bredasdorp, Overberg

Departing: Cape Town International Airport
Address: 37 Aviation Crescent, Cape Town International Airport (CPT), Cape Town 7490, South Africa
Distance: 13.9 km / Duration: 1 hour 58 mins
1.Head south0.1 km
2.Slight left toward Michigan St0.6 km
3.Turn left toward Michigan St0.1 km
4.Take the 1st right onto Michigan St0.4 km
5.Turn left onto Borcherds Quarry Rd0.7 km
6.Merge onto N2 via the ramp to Somerset94.4 km
7.Turn right onto Hoop St0.5 km
8.Continue onto Plein St/R316
Continue to follow R316
1.3 km
9.Continue onto Chavonnes Wy0.4 km
10.Continue onto R31654.9 km
11.Continue onto Sarel Cilliers St0.3 km
12.Continue onto Unie Wy1.4 km
13.Continue onto R31613.9 km

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Cape Town International Airport - Cape Town

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Cape Town International airport used to be called D.F. Malan Airport and was opened in 1954 replacing the old Wingfield Aerodrome Airport.

This airport is the second busiest and second largest airport in South Africa and third busiest in Africa, by 2015 it is expected to have 14 million passengers pass through the airport. It is within easy driving distance (20 km) from the centre of Cape Town.

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Nearby Towns

Things to do near Bredasdorp, Overberg

TOWN, REGION DURATION DISTANCE
Bredasdorp, Overberg » Current Current
Napier, Overberg » 15 mins 17.0 km
Arniston, Overberg » 34 mins 24.2 km
Struisbaai, Overberg » 27 mins 32.1 km
LAgulhas, Overberg » 34 mins 38.1 km
Stanford, Overberg » 50 mins 66.5 km
Caledon, Overberg » 54 mins 71.9 km
Swellendam, Overberg » 1 hour 1 min 72.7 km
Gansbaai, Overberg » 1 hour 8 mins 87.9 km
Hermanus, Overberg » 1 hour 12 mins 90.3 km
Witsand, Overberg » 1 hour 50 mins 93.5 km
Bot Rivier, Overberg » 1 hour 15 mins 97.9 km
Greyton, Overberg » 1 hour 28 mins 108 km
Villiersdorp, Overberg » 1 hour 31 mins 113 km
Kleinmond, Overberg » 1 hour 24 mins 116 km
Elgin, Overberg » 1 hour 25 mins 119 km
Bettys Bay, Overberg » 1 hour 34 mins 128 km
Pringle Bay, Overberg » 1 hour 48 mins 139 km

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