- Whale watching (in season)
- Hemel en Aarde wine valley
- Grootbos Nature Reserve
- Cape Agulhas
For this road trip we recommend at least two nights, especially during whale season (July-November).
Depending on how much time you have, a typical Overberg tour could be as follows: Depart Cape Town via Sir Lowry’s Pass and its fabulous views over the Cape, crossing the Hottentots-Holland mountain range and then down into the Elgin Valley, through gently rolling hills where, depending on the season, the landscape is ablaze with bright yellow canola or miles of green or gold wheat fields. Look out for the blue crane, South Africa’s national bird.
We would certainly visit the seaside town of Hermanus in the whale-watching season and, for excellent wine and food, the Hemel en Aarde wine valley. Treat yourself to a night of sheer luxury at Grootbos, a private nature reserve where you can enjoy its beauty either on foot, on horseback, or in a 4×4, through the fynbos. Pop in to the quaint villages of Stanford and Elim. And of course, a stop at Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point of the African continent, for the perfect photo op at this, the real southernmost tip of Africa.
The return trip to Cape Town via Kleinmond and Betty’s Bay and then finally Clarence Drive with its magnificent mountain scenery will leave you refreshed and filled with memories.