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CAPE OVERBERG ROUTE 
     
 
 

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 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$ 30 per day including Unlimited Km.

 

 

 
     
     
 
 1. Rouxwil Country House  *****  R43 Towards Villiersdorp  Caledon
 2. Schulphoek Seafront Guesthouse  *****  Seafront overlooking the Bay  Hermanus
 3. Agulhas Country Lodge    ****  A few km South of Struisbaai  Agulhas
 4. Arniston Spa Hotel   ****  Situated on the oceanfront  Arniston
 5. De Hoop Collection    ****  Near Swellendam / De Hoop Nature Reserve  Bredarsdorp
 6. On The Cliffs Guest House    ****   Sea-front Property in Hermanus  Hermanus
 7. Skeiding Guest Farm    ****  12 km before Heidelberg coming from Swellendam  Heidelberg
 8. Sea Villa - Glen Craig   ***  Pringle Bay near Cape Hangklip  Overberg
 9. Whale Watchers Inn   ***  100 meters from the beach at San Sebastian Bay  Witsand
 10. SwelleN2 Farm Lodge **  2 km outside the town of Swellendam  Swellendam
 
     
   

 

 
 
 
 

 

1. Rouxwil Country House  *****

     
  Web www.rouxwil.co.za E mail :  rouxwil@intekom.co.za
  Tel/Fax:   +27 (0) 28 215 8922 Cell:      +27 (0) 82 575 6612
  Address: R43 Towards Villiersdorp, Caledon  

 
     
 

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 rooms that open onto magnificent views of the countryside, mountains, garden of cycads, roses, lavender, antelope and blue cranes allows 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 Seafront Guesthouse and Restaurant   *****

  Web www.schulphoek.co.za E mail :  stay@schulphoek.co.za
  Tel:   +27 (0) 28 316 2626 Address: 181 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. The guesthouse embodies 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 a comfy armchair. At Schulphoek, the experience is all about you.

 
     
 

 

 

3. Agulhas Country Lodge    ***

  Web www.agulhascountrylodge.com E mail :  info@agulhascountrylodge.com
  Tel:   +27 (0) 28 4357650 Fax:      +27 (0) 28 4357633
  Address: 673 Main Road, L'Agulhas  

 
     
 

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 Fax:      +27 (0) 28 445 9633
  Address:  1 Main Rd, Arniston  

 
     
 

Arniston is 2 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 best in Arniston accommodation.
 
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 all varying in luxury and comfort to suit your needs.

 
     
 

 

 

5. De Hoop Collection    ***

     
  Web www.dehoopcollection.com E mail :  info@dehoopcollection.co.za
  Tel:   +27 (0) 21 4224522 Fax:      +27 (0) 82 309 9605 
  Address: De Hoop Nature Reserve, Bredasdorp, Overberg

 
     
 

Nestled along a lake in the De Hoop Nature Reserve, this sprawling lodge is 11 km from the town of Skipskop. Basic, round thatched-roof huts offer shared bathrooms and BBQ grills. Cottages feature country-style decor, mini fridges, and tea and coffee making facilities. An elegant 4-bedroom house is also available. Activities such as guided hikes, whale watching, quad and mountain biking are offered (fee). Caravan grounds and campsites are also available.


Few other reserves offer as complete an outdoor experience as De Hoop. Hikers and cyclists have close-up encounters with bontebok, Cape mountain zebra, eland, baboons and ostrich.  Lazing on the beach and snorkeling in the many turquoise rock pools is simply another way to pass a rewarding day.

 
     
 

 

 

6. On The Cliffs Guest House   ****

 
     
 

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 bed and breakfast.

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 Fax:      +27 (0) 28 722 2223
  Address: 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 where you’ll 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. Sea Villa - Glen Craig   ***

 

 
     
 

Quaint Pringle Bay village is completely unspoilt, with natural beauty and a peaceful pace. No industry or high-rise buildings are allowed in this warm and friendly destination, making it ideal for leisure travel, business seminars, weddings or conferences. Sea Villa Glen Craig is only approximately one hour drive from Cape Town and the Winelands plus Pringle Bay is certainly one of the very safest villages in South Africa.

Sea Villa Glen Craig is a perfect blend of modern facilities with old world colonial charm, designed to work harmoniously with nature in the most eco-friendly way possible. Sea Villa Glen Craig is ideal for groups to get together for training, seminars and 3 star conferences. A perfect place in Pringle Bay for those special private functions or weddings, guests awake to crisp clean sea and fynbos air, spectacular mountains and the ocean.

 
     
 

 

 

9. Whale Watchers Inn   ***

 
     
  Whale Watchers Inn is located approximately 100 meters from the beach at San Sebastian Bay, which is well-known as “The Whale Nursery of South Africa.” We offer both Bed & Breakfast as well as serviced, self-catering family units, which also have the option of a full country breakfast.

There are 5 comfortable en-suite double rooms available on a bed & breakfast basis, 4 of which are sea-facing and the other has a courtyard view. The 5 family units offer self-catering facilities, fully equipped and serviced daily.
Families can enjoy their precious holiday moments together. The garden is available for guests to relax and enjoy a braai (barbeque) and children can play safely. During your stay you have the opportunity of whale watching from the comfort of your guesthouse balcony.
 
     
 

 

 

10. SwelleN2 Farm Lodge   **
     
  Web www.swellen2.co.za E mail : swellen2@telkomsa.net
  Tel:   +27 (0) 28 514 2199 Cell:  +27 (0) 74 284 7077
  Address: N2 National, Swellendam  

 
     
  Conveniently located on the N2 just before Swellendam on the Cape Town side is a relaxed lodge where you are greeted and treated like family. Arrive early or sleep late, it’s your choice at SwelleN2 Farm Lodge. Breathe and take in the country air where the rustic farm atmosphere allows you to unwind alongside the Klipperivier. Our log cabin contains 10 en-suite rooms and an optional communal kitchen with dining and lounge area at no extra charge. Or put your feet up and choose a movie from our DVD collection.

For the braaiers there is a large circular braai facing the river less than 30 metres away with firewood, braai implements and grids supplied at no charge on request. Cool off in our splash pool or the river rock pools. Meet the many petting animals, walk around and enjoy the 7 hectares of property and help yourself in season to our lemons.
 
     
 

 

 
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