South Africa

The beautiful Overberg – just 'over the mountain' from Cape Town – has different routes one can follow when visiting the area, each brimming over with attractions, unique & quirky tiny towns to visit and sights to see.

This area is to the east of Cape Town and just beyond the Helderberg mountain range. It lies in the South of the Western Cape between the Cape Peninsula and the region known as the Garden Route.

The Overberg has always been considered as the breadbasket of the Cape and is largely given to grain farming — mainly wheat. The wheat fields are a major breeding ground for South Africa's national bird, the Blue Crane.

Another important crop in the Overberg is fruit, with the Elgin Valley producing about 60 percent of the total annual apple crop.

In the heart of the Fynbos kingdom, unassuming little settlements from Hangklip to Kleinmond sit in an area of such botanical significance, that UNESCO stepped in and declared it to be the first Biosphere Reserve in all of southern Africa. The Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, dominating the biosphere, boasts more than 1600 species of indigenous fynbos and is a mecca for bushwalking and hiking.