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Tour the Cape Overberg

Pick up your rental car at Cape Town  Airport or City Centre and in no time you will find yourself in the famous Cape Overberg. The route begins at Hermanus and ends at Witsand. The roads are in excellent condition and everything is well sign posted. Driving the Overberg is safe and easy.

You will be inspired by the beauty of the Coastline and the surrounding mountains. Choose your own route & accommodation from the menu below. Tell us when and where and we will reserve your car & your accommodation.

Vehicle Rental starts at US$ 25 per day including Unlimited Km and super insurance.

 

BE SURE NOT TO MISS

 

 

 
 

Stony Point Penguin Colony

Located in the coastal town of Betty's Bay, Stony Point is home to a large colony of African Penguins as well as endangered Oyster Catcher.

It is the finest place in  Africa to view penguins due to the large numbers and the close proximity of the walking trail to to the birds. Restaurant onsite.

 

 

 
 

The Southern Tip of Africa

Visit Cape Agulhus and stand at the very tip of Africa. This rugged coastline is the resting place of many ships and ghosts of bygone sailors.

Be sure to visit the Agulhus lighthouse and enjoy a fresh seafood feast at the fishing harbour of Struisbaai - the fishermans mecca.

 

 

 
 

De Hoop Nature Reserve

A favourite for hikers, cyclists and bird, wildlife and whale watchers. This marine reserve is the largest protected area in Africa and is a World Heritage Site.

Be on the lookout for rare Bontebok, Cape Mountain Zebra, Eland, Baboons and yellow Mongoose. De Hoop is also home to the shy Caracal and Leopards.

 

RECOMMENDED ACCOMMODATION

 
     
 
 1. Rouxwil Country House  ***** R43 towards Villiersdorp  Caledon
 2. Schulphoek Seafront Guesthouse  ***** Seafront - overlooking Sand Baai  Hermanus
 3. Agulhas Country Lodge    **** A few km South of Struisbaai  Agulhas
 4. Arniston Spa Hotel   **** Situated on the ocean-front  Arniston
 5. De Hoop Collection    **** Near Swellendam / De Hoop Reserve  Bredarsdorp
 6. On The Cliffs Guest House    ****  Sea-front Property in Hermanus  Hermanus
 7. Skeiding Guest Farm    **** 12 km before Heidelberg  Heidelberg
 8. Gourika Private Nature Reserve Near Gouritz River Mouth  Albertina
 9. Southern Laze Holiday Home *** Situated on the 'rocks' at Cape Infanta  Infanta
 
     
   

 

 
 
 
 

 

1. Rouxwil Country House  *****

 

  Web www.rouxwil.co.za E :  rouxwil@intekom.co.za
  Tel :   +27 (0) 28 215 8922 Nearest Town - Villiersdorp

 

 
     
 

Rouxwil Country House is nestled between vast, rolling hills of wheat fields, orchards and majestic mountains covered in Protea fynbos. Generous hospitality combined with personal attention offering luxury garden views.

Stay in rooms that open onto magnificent views of the countryside, mountains, garden of cycads, roses, lavender, antelope and blue cranes allowing you to indulge in nature’s grandeur.

Explore the area by joining a farm tour, river cruise, taking walks or setting out on a birding expedition. The area also offers great golf courses with world-renowned wineries nearby. Enjoy excellent dinners or traditional braais – a feast for food and wine lovers. The owners, Thys and O’nel Roux, welcome all their visitors with their warm hospitality and they love to share what they have with guests.

 
     

 

 

 

2. Schulphoek  Guesthouse    *****

  www.schulphoek.co.za E :  stay@schulphoek.co.za
  Tel:   +27 (0) 28 3162626 Piet Retief Cres, Sandbaai, Hermanus

 

 
     
 

Schulphoek Seafront Guesthouse and Restaurant boasts spectacular seafront settings, luxurious rooms and delicious dining setting the scene for a memorable stay.  We embody contemporary luxury, simplified elegance and the lingering scent from rows of French lavender.

Suites are named after marine life located in Schulphoek bay and each of the 7 elegantly appointed rooms offers luxurious amenities. Rooms and bathrooms are individually decorated with sustainable antique furniture from the region.

Generously sized superior, standard and family suites offer options with private patios overlooking the garden, or with sweeping views of the bay. Indulge in percale cotton sheets or read a book from the library in your comfy armchair. The experience is all about you.

 
     
 

 

 

 

3. Agulhus Country Lodge    ****

 

  www.agulhascountrylodge.com E : info@agulhascountrylodge.com
  Tel:   +27 (0) 28 4357650 Main Road - Cape Agulhus

 

 
     
 

Located in L’Agulhas (Cape Agulhas), the Agulhas Country Lodge is built from natural lime stone and blends into the background of a rocky hill. The Lodge, with its elevated position has spectacular sea views from nearly every vantage point. Built from natural stone, Agulhas offers rooms with a balcony overlooking the mountains or the ocean.


The rooms are decorated with wooden furniture in neutral tones. Guests can have fresh seafood at the lodge’s restaurant, while enjoying the panoramic views of the sea. The guest house’s bar has a cozy fireplace and serves refreshing drinks. There is a variety of activities available, including hiking, whale watching, bird watching, and beach safari through the Agulhas National Park. The Lighthouse Museum is 3 km away, and we offer free private parking on site.

 
     

 

 

 4. Arniston Spa Hotel   ****

 

  Web www.arnistonhotel.com E mail :  info@arnistonhotel.com
  Tel:   +27 (0) 28 445 9000 Ocean Beach Front - Arniston

 

 
     
 

Arniston is two hours drive from Cape Town, on a road that meanders through the beautiful rolling hills of the Overberg region. Set in one of the Cape`s most exquisite locations, next to an old fishing village, surrounded by pristine beaches and nature reserves offering the very best in Arniston accommodation. Experience Whale watching from your balcony.
 
Arniston Spa Hotel is internationally known as one of the world`s great getaways. Blessed with an abundance of sea life the hotel promises delicious oysters from nearby shores. Your culinary treat is complemented by an award-winning list of wines, many of which are from the local wine routes.

We offer a breakfast buffet that is a delicious spread of traditional and healthy foods. We have 5 types of rooms varying in luxury and comfort.

 
     
 

 

 

5. De Hoop Collection    ****

 

  www.dehoopcollection.com E :  info@dehoopcollection.co.za
  Tel:   +27 (0) 21 4224522 De Hoop Nature Reserve, Bredasdorp

 

 
     
 

Situated in the breath-taking De Hoop Nature Reserve with its world-class whale watching, exquisite bird life, vast areas of endemic fynbos and more than 85 different mammal species – De Hoop Collection is perfectly positioned next to the De Hoop Vlei – a 19km Ramsar Site.

The accommodation offered range from houses to comfortable self-catering cottages and luxury suites on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis.  Whether you are planning a romantic getaway or a family vacation, there is something for all. 

Guided activities include coastal and inland hiking, mountain biking, birding, nature drives and boat cruises. Hikers and cyclists have close-up encounters with bontebok, Cape mountain zebra, eland, baboons and ostrich.  Lazing on the beach & snorkeling in the many turquoise rock pools is simply another way to pass a rewarding day.

 
     
 

 

 

6. On The Cliffs Guest House   ****

 

  www.onthecliffs.co.za E :  onthecliff@hermanus.co.za
  Tel:   +27 (0) 28 3132806  West Cliff Rd - Hermanus

 
     
 

Accommodation in Hermanus on the sea front in an upmarket luxury guest house, or boutique hotel as our English guests describe us, where all rooms have panoramic sea views ideal for whale watching and are fully en-suite with king-size beds, private balconies or patios and luxury fittings. Rates include B/b.

This unique Hermanus accommodation, where you can watch whales from your bed or private patio. Listen to the sea gently lull you to sleep each evening. Shark cage diving or shark based activities can be arranged.

Hermanus has wonderful beaches stretching for miles and swimming areas with life guards. We can also arrange whale watching cruises, scuba diving, paragliding, horse riding on the beach, fishing, golf, quad biking, sea kayaking, wine tasting at top wine estates surrounding Hermanus, trips to the penguin colony, 4x4 beach picnics, etc.

 
     
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Skeiding Guest Farm  ****

 

  Web www.skeiding.co.za E mail :  skeiding@easycoms.co.za
  Tel:   +27 (0) 82 451 4965 7.2 km off the N2, Heidelberg

 

 

 
     
  Run by Neels and Anné-Lize – two energetic people who love life – Skeiding Guest Farm is one of those places you will fall in love with for no reason. Maybe it's the absolute peace and tranquillity or the panoramic views of the Langeberg Mountains. Skeiding is situated on high, open, rolling terrain. Experience the feeling of freedom and peaceful isolation with no neighbour in sight.

Not only is Skeiding Guest Farm a working grain, sheep, ostrich and Nguni farm, but also offers activities for the whole family, an education for city slickers and a place to recharge your batteries whilst enjoying panoramic mountain views. Spoil yourself and stay bed & breakfast or even better, have dinner. Enjoy home cooked country cuisine. A three course menu is served every evening at the family dining table. Or you can simply unwind next to your own fire and stay self-catering.
 
     

 

 

8. Gourikwa Nature Reserve

 

  www.gourikwa.co.za E  :  info@gourikwa.co.za
  Tel: +27 (0) 87 7029126 Gourikwa Nature Reserve  Gouritz Mouth

 

 
     
 

Gourikwa Reserve is one of the most unique private reserves along the South African coastline. With 5km of pristine coastline, a rich variety of indigenous fauna and flora and facilities ranging from top class accommodation to a beachfront chapel and a state of the art wedding facility.

Previously known as Reins Reserve, we have reverted to the original “Gourikwa” and have made major upgrades to the reserve. Located in the heart of the Garden Route, the 2000ha reserve is nestled between Mosselbay and Stillbay and is only a 30 min drive away from the George Airport. This is truly a gem in the Garden Route crown.

We can cater for any type of group and the Reserve is the ideal venue for learning and teambuilding. Groups can be accommodated dormitory style or in individual units.

 
 

 

 

 

9. Southern Laze Holiday Home

  www.infantaaccommodation.com cape.infanta1@gmail.com
  Address: 1 Tolmie Street Infanta Cell:  +27 (0) 721817738

 
     
  Southern Laze Holiday Home offers fantastic holiday accommodation for a family in Infanta, along the Western Cape's South Coast. The house is located in one of the most beautiful parts of the Overberg at the mouth of the Breede River and offers beautiful ocean views including whales on your doorstep.  

Our home sleeps up to 6 adults in 3 Bedrooms with two double beds & two single beds, two bathrooms, living area, dining area and sea view patio. Amenities include Television + DStv junction (Bring own Decoder), washing machine and indoor fire place. There are two fridges and a deep freezer. The outdoor braai area overlooks the ocean. We are situated 30 meters from the waters edge.
 

 
     
 

 

 
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