Apple, mountain bike and adventure country.
- Greyton Overberg
Greyton is rural tranquillity and quaint country scenes. There is a backpackers lodge in town.
- Betty's Bay
Betty's Bay is one of those places that grew up as a holiday home from home. there is a fantastic backpackers in town.
Because of its isolation Kleinmond was an outlaws’ stronghold for some 200 years. Nestled between two estuaries and bordered by fynbos covered mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, Kleinmond is an appetising stop for outdoor enthusiasts. It’s a hikers paradise, and with consistently good swell, not bad for surfers either.
A favourite weekend getaway spots for people living in Cape Town.
Hermaus has a little bit of everything from long beaches, to whales populating the bay to a rocking nightlife......
Small fishing port on the Cape South Coast and famous for its Great White Sharks
Situated 25km north of Cape Agulhas, Bredasdorp is a centre for wool, grain and dairy farming and lying in the heart of the Overberg, you’ll certainly know that you are in the “bread basket” of Africa…
A tranquil and quirky country village.
- Cape Agulhas
Cape Agulhas backpackers is set at the true southernmost tip of the continent. Is it really where the two oceans meet? Go there to see for yourself.
This lovely little fishing village is set against an backdrop of impossibly blue seas and whitewashed cottages. Meander down to the harbour and choose a fish fresh off the boats, or take a walk to the caves and shout something you’d like to hear a few times.
Set halfway between Cape Town and Knysna, this little town boasts some classic country attractions.
- Montagu Western Cape
Montagu is situated on Route 62, the road to wine and roses, this charming little village lies snoozing in the embrace of the mountains.
Robertson lies on the Breede River Valley which is on Route 62. It is one of the longest wine routes in the world.
Swellendam lies beneath some of the most spectacular peaks in the Langeberg range. These peaks used to be used as sundials by the farmers who called them 10, 11, 12 and 1 o'clock. Today, old oak trees, wide roads and whitewashed homesteads recall Swellendam’s past as a frontier town. From here there’s easy access to a myriad outdoor wilderness experiences.
Barrydale is situated at the top of the Tradouw pass and is on the R62
Known as the whale nursery of the East Coast, with the largest concentration of whales on the South African coastline, Witsand is at the mouth of the Breede River. It’s a peaceful town with excellent fishing.
The Whale Nursery
Known as the whale nursery of South Africa, this tranquil little village is a safe haven for whale families, birds and travellers. Once a busy river port serving the farmlands of the Overberg, these days it’s a great place to go fishing, hiking and exploring nature. So drop your socks and get paddling in the widest river mouth around or haul out your kite board and hit the estuary.
With up to 165 whales a day in the bay and 62 calves born here last season, Witsand is deservedly known as “The Whale Nursery” of South Africa. The annual population growth is estimated at 7%.
Places to Stay
(randomly selected service providers from all regions)
Molumong backpackers in Lesotho,a self-catering spot is an ideal base from which to discover the mountainous eastern region of Lesotho.
Dedicated to getting the best out of the sea.
Located in the centre of the village, this thatched backpackers lodge has a pub and restaurant and is just a stones throw from the beach.
(St Francis Bay,Sunshine Coast)
Bright, friendly and with an essential swimming pool. This backpackers is within easy reach of Victoria falls, curio markets and adventure operators.
(Victoria Falls,Zimbabwe and Zambia)
This backpackers in Robertson is a friendly spot and a great base for exploring Route 62.
A Johannesburg backpackers which is where it’s rumoured that Ghandi stayed here 100 years ago.
Isinkwe backpackers is a well managed bush camp set in the middle of indigenous bush, just outside of Hluhluwe.
Utshwayelo is a community owned lodge a 2.5km splash from the
beach and 5km splish from the Moz border.
Horse trails in the eastern Free State.
(Clarens Eastern Free State,Free State)
Colesberg is one of those famous half way stops between here and there.
(Colesberg,Eastern Cape Inland and the Karoo)