A whale watching haven! Within driving distance from South Africa’s busiest cities, discover the rugged mountain ranges, fynbos, rolling wheat and canola fields of Overberg. Enjoy the excellent coastal vistas, a launch pad for fly fishing, sunset cruises, whale spotting and even shark cage diving. Do you prefer to stay on terra firma? No problem – there are various sports to partake in, such as horse riding, golfing and 4×4 trailing. Or you can simply relax in natural hot springs, and wine and dine in Overberg’s diverse variety of specialized cafés and restaurants!

Themes

  • Landscape
  • Wildlife
  • Wine & Food

Highlights

  • Rugged Mountain Ranges
  • Splendid Coastal Vistas
  • Delicious Cuisines

Places to Stay

Abalone Guesthouse

Style: Lodge

Abalone Guest Lodge is located on the cliffs of Sievers Point, affording a wonderful ocean view and direct access to the well-known Scenic Cliff Path.

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Birkenhead House

Style: Boutique

Birkenhead House is perched high on the cliffs of Hermanus, overlooking the whale watchers' paradise of Walker Bay.

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Cliff Lodge Ocean Front Retreat

Style: Boutique

Cliff Lodge is set on the cliffs, right above the sea with breathtaking views across Walker Bay and surrounded by unspoilt nature.

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De Kelders Guest House

Style: Boutique

De Kelders Bed & Breakfast is perched high atop the cliffs above the shores of Walker Bay, where you can witness the Southern Right Whales that migrate here each year calve and nurse their young.

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Grootbos Garden Lodge

Style: Boutique

Grootbos Garden Lodge, located two hours from Cape Town and a short 30 minutes from Hermanus, is set against the backdrop of forest-clad hills and overlooks the magnificent Walker Bay.

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Grootbos Nature Reserve and Farm

Style: Boutique

Tucked in the Private Grootbos Nature Reserve, the cosy Garden Lodge consists of 11 well-appointed and traditional en-suite rooms that are surrounded by beautiful gardens, water features and walkways.

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Haus Giotto

Style: Lodge

Haus Giotto is located only a short three-minute walk from the ocean, where you can sit and watch the seals,…

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Hermanus Lodge on the Green

Style: Boutique

Nestled at the foot of the Overberg Mountain range, Hermanus Lodge on the Green is perfect for exploring all the…

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Mosselberg on Grotto Beach

Style: Boutique

Surrounded by spectacular views of the imposing Mosselberg Mountains and a blue flag beach in Hermanus, Mosselberg on Grotto Beach…

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The Marine Hermanus

Style: Boutique

Located in Hermanus, The Marine Hermanus is one of the most spectacular seaside hotels. Sitting on the cliffs, the hotel…

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Activities in Overberg

Activities at Grootbos Nature Reserve and Farm

Land-based whale watching tours (June – Dec), Horse riding for non- and experienced riders ,Guided nature walks , 4×4 Flower safaris Beach picnics and walks – Guided coastal tours, Guided cave tours, Guided bird watching tours

Whale Watching in Gansbaai

Whale Watching

Haitauchen im Käfig in Gansbaai

Haitauchen im Käfig in Gansbaai

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