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5 Insider Things To Do When In Vermaaklikheid
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5 Insider Things To Do When In Vermaaklikheid

The fairytale hamlet of Vermaaklikheid lies on the lower reaches of the Duiwenhoks River, south of Heidelberg. To find it on Google maps we have to do a precise search, for it appears only as a map marker two-thirds of the way up the river, on a dirt road east...
Where to get drunk in the Overberg – plan your ‘winecation’
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Where to get drunk in the Overberg – plan your ‘winecation’

When someone mentions 'wine route' in Cape Town, one usually thinks of Stellenbosch or Franschhoek, not the Cape Overberg, yet this region is every bit as likely to get you drunk. With 250km of winescapes to explore, the serious wino can't possibly consider th...
Grootvadersbosch – 15 reasons to visit this last patch of indigenous forest
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Grootvadersbosch – 15 reasons to visit this last patch of indigenous forest

Right at the end of a dirt road that begins somewhere after the little village of Suurbraak is the largest remaining indigenous forest in the Langeberg. The forest is almost engulfed by the ravine into which it descends, barely visible from the top of the m...
Sultry Swellendam
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Sultry Swellendam

I was first drawn to Swellendam because of resident, Bruce Geils' 'Flyinghorse' photography. I caught myself falling into his depictions of this town that he so clearly loved, which ached with sensitivity and seeped mystery from every inky evening shot. It tak...
What I love about the Overberg: from a City-Bowl-expat
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What I love about the Overberg: from a City-Bowl-expat

I’d been visiting the Overberg for twenty years by the time I made the decision to pack everything up and move my little family out to the country, beyond the city smoke, traffic and frenetic pace, to a quieter place over the hills. Raised in Sea Point and res...
Things to do in Villiersdorp
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Things to do in Villiersdorp

Villiersdorp is a small town in the heart of the Overberg region, just outside Cape Town in the Western Cape. It is nestled within the Villiersdorp Valley and is well known for its deciduous fruit farming and its spectacular views. This is not a busy spot in t...
A Walk Through Hermanus
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A Walk Through Hermanus

Our weekend in Hermanus on the popular Cape Whale Coast was mostly spent indoors thanks to the wonderfully stormy winter weather. Luckily on the Saturday morning we had a break in the weather and decided to brave the outdoors and go for a stroll. Leaving th...
The Whale Coast Hotel in Hermanus – a review
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The Whale Coast Hotel in Hermanus – a review

My mom organised a weekend away for the family in Hermanus. You need to bear in mind that this is something we have never done, so we were all rather excited. My sister had a last minute trip to London so it would only be the three of us, but we were excited. ...
Schoone Oordt Country House – Doesn’t This Look Inviting?
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Schoone Oordt Country House – Doesn’t This Look Inviting?

With winter just around the corner it is time to make use of the fantastic spots around the country, one such place is the town of Swellendam. Doesn't the swimming pool at Schoone Oordt Country House look completely inviting? The gracious dame who has been lov...
I Love Stanford Because …
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I Love Stanford Because …

Hi, I’m Anton from Blue Gum Country Estate in Stanford in the Cape Overberg, Western Cape. STANFORD IS BEST KNOWN FOR its bird life. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN on a river cruise down the Klein Rivier River by Tim Hague of the Platanna. Not only is he an amaz...
I Love Gansbaai Because …
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I Love Gansbaai Because …

Hi, I’m Roelof from Aire del Mar Guest House in Gansbaai in the Cape Overberg. Gansbaai IS BEST KNOWN FOR shark-diving, whale-watching and fishing. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN IN the cage, while viewing the great white shark. THE BEST under water PICTU...
Elgin Open Gardens Photographs
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Elgin Open Gardens Photographs

We spent the night in Elgin on Saturday and on the way home used the opportunity to pop into one of the open gardens.  For those who don’t know, gardens are opened to the public every year (this year over the weekends of October 29th and 30th and November 5th ...
Stanford Photographs
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Stanford Photographs

Stanford is a quaint, sleepy village that is found on the other side of Hermanus in the Cape Overberg.  Sheltered by the Klein River Mountains it’s a peaceful village that has a healthy mix of art galleries, antique and second hand shops, restaurants, sidewalk...
I Love Bettys Bay Because …
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I Love Bettys Bay Because …

Hi, I’m Louise from Bettys Bay, in the Cape Overberg. Bettys Bay IS BEST KNOWN FOR its beautiful beaches amazing mountain and pristine fynbos. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN anywhere in Bettys Bay with either the mountain behind you or the sea. THE BEST pengu...
Gorgeous Greyton Photographs
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Gorgeous Greyton Photographs

The gorgeous Greyton village located in the Cape Overberg and surrounded by farmlands and the Riviersondered Mountains is a very manageable 90 minute drive from Cape Town and is just perfect for a weekend getaway. Greyton village has a number of super resta...