Overberg

Within driving distance from Cape Town, lies a region of contrasts and wonder.  the Overberg has rugged mountain ranges, fynbos, rolling wheat and canola fields and splendid coastal vistas.  it is for you to reflect, doscover and maybe even have the adventure of a lifetime.

Driving southeast on the N2 from Cape Town, visitors will climb the Hottentots Holland Mountains via Sir Lowry’s Pass just after Somerset West. Fortunately, modern travellers have the luxury of a well-built highway, not like the early settlers who struggled over the mountain with ox and wagon.

Once on the other side of the mountain, the traveller will find a myriad of roads into the Overberg where the land, mountains, sea and people tell their own story. The Overberg is a region that stretches along coasts with beautiful beaches, and over mountain ranges with interesting geological formations, abundant birdlife and fynbos. The roads will take you on a journey through valleys with picturesque vineyards, orchards and beautiful landscapes of green, gold and brown.  Memories from the past – as illustrated by the Overberg’s rich collection of mission stations, ship wrecks and old architectural treasures – exist harmoniously with new developments in our towns, ensuring visitors find all they need.

The Overberg caters for sport enthusiasts and eco-adventurers alike, with its diverse activities on offer: tackle a 4x4 trail, dust off the old golf clubs, ride a horse, go on a sunset cruise, learn to fly fish, spot the whales or dare to go shark cage diving. For those who wish to spend their holiday at a more leisurely pace, enjoy our fragrant wines, sit back in our country gardens with a good book or relax in our natural hot springs.

Selected Accommodation in Overberg

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Grootbos Forest Lodge

Pristine Botanical Paradise

The 2500 hectare Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is a jewel in the crown of the Cape Floral Kingdom offering guests a complete immersion into the wondrous and magnificent world of fynbos.

The rolling hills, mountains and valleys of Grootbos are home to a wide variety of fynbos types as well as pockets of afromontane and ancient milkwood forests. The air is filled with the sweet, heady scent of seasonal flowers; the landscape sings with the sound of a million insects and birds; and the vast sky puts on an ever-changing display of colour and light.

An extensive fifteen-year survey of the fynbos at Grootbos has revealed a remarkable 765 plant species, 100 of which are endangered and 6 of which are completely new to science! Four of these new species are known to exist only within the confines of the reserve. This survey, possibly the longest of its kind, has resulted in the publication of a comprehensive Field Guide to the Flora of Grootbos and the Walker Bay region.

The Forest Lodge is Inspired by Nature's Perfect Design and is a masterpiece of sophisticated contemporary design reflecting the breathtaking natural beauty of the surrounding landscape. 

The 16 freestanding luxury suites are carefully embedded in the ancient Milkwood forest, accessed via an enchanted cobbled pathway beneath the forest canopy. Each suite is stylishly furnished to provide an exquisite blend of aesthetic beauty and supreme comfort. Cosy fireplaces, luxurious canopy beds and spacious bathrooms make this the ultimate romantic getaway. Large glass doors flood the space with natural light and open out onto spacious wooden decks perched over the forest canopy. Despite the perfect comfort and elegance, the panoramic views of mountain and sea steal the show and humble even the most extravagant of luxuries.

Lavender Manor

 Lavender Manor is an owner managed luxury guest house in Hermanus, the heart of the picturesque Cape Whale Coast near Cape Town. Hermanus accommodation at its finest, Lavender Manor offers stunning sea view accommodation and warm, relaxed hospitality that you can afford.

Overlooking famous Blue Flag Grotto Beach and the whale sanctuary of Walker Bay, you are within two minutes walk of the various magnificent beaches in the area as well as the famous scenic cliff path. Relax in the cosy pool area, enjoy a refreshing drink at the fully licensed sea view pub, and watch the magical whales and the incredible sunsets over the Atlantic ocean from the upstairs patios and sundowner decks. An affordable, 4 star luxury guest house at its best !

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Rooms

Each suite offers satellite TV, beverage facilities, fridge, wall safe, percale linen, free off street parking and all upmarket comforts. All rooms have full en-suite bathrooms (separate bath & shower), and guests have access to the large garden, private lounges, swimming pool, sea view pub and large outside patios with panoramic views of the sea and mountains. Free internet WiFi hotspots available.

 

Facilities

Facilities: Free off street parking, swimming pool, large garden, sea view pub and large viewing balcony, free WiFi
Room Facilities: Satellite TV, beverage facilities, fridge, wall safe
Services:  A delicious “five star” Continental and English breakfast is included in the rates.

On The Cliff Guest House

Accommodation in Hermanus on the sea front in an upmarket luxury guest house.  All rooms have panoramic sea views ideal for whale watching and are fully en-suite with king-size beds, private balconies or patios and luxury fittings. Rates include bed and breakfast.
This unique Hermanus accommodation, where you (in season) can watch whales from your bed or private patio, has 4 stars and is a luxury guest house with magnificent sea views. Listen to the sea gently lull you to sleep each evening.
Walk from the front gate along the cliffs to town or the New Harbour

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All rooms have panoramic sea views ideal for whale watching and are fully en-suite with king-size beds, private balconies or patios and luxury fittings.

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Facilities: WiFi, Swimming pool, Pub with Fireplace and TV, Secure parking
Room Facilities: Tea & Coffee making facilities, Full sea view from all rooms
Services: Bicycles available at Guest House, tourism information