Overberg is an area of abundant biodiversity, meaning ‘over the mountain’ this region east of the Hottentots Holland rugged range of mountains, is located between Cape Town and the Garden Route.
With rolling wheat and canola fields bordered by the Breede River, no other routes offer more splendid coastal vistas. The N2 winds its way up to Sir Lowry’s Pass, or choose Route 44, away down at sea level, from Cape Hangklip to the Koogelberg Nature Reserve.
Hermanus is the big draw here for watching southern right whales in calving season from June until December or if you want to be less crowded, spent time at the Walker Bay Nature Reserve, in Gansbaai. Go hiking or enjoy birdwatching. Or visit the archeological site with the discovery of Khoe-Shan artefacts, in the impressive Klipgat Caves with their informative panels.
Enjoy the De Hoop Nature Reserve’s outstanding coastline, with long stretches of pristine beach and massive dunes, covering 340 sq. km and extending 5km out into the sea. Watch for coastal fynbos- fine bush and endangered animals such as Cape mountain zebras and bontebok. You will also discover this area’s prolific amount of birdlife, including a breeding colony of rare Cape vultures.