For those in search of varying landscapes, we encourage you to take time to venture beyond the main attractions of Cape Town - from the Cederberg Wilderness area to the semi arid Klein Karoo and the Southern Cape Overberg. With its gentle countryside, quaint villages and emphasis on very comfortable accommodation and quality fare, these regions offer visitors a truly ‘local’ and authentic experience.
The Cederberg is particularly famous for its rare flora and the carpets of indigenous spring flowers which bloom between July and September. The Southern Cape and Overberg link Cape Town with the Garden Route. Hermanus is the largest town in the region and is spread out along magnificent sea cliffs on Walker Bay. The walk along the 14 kilometre cliff path is spectacular, especially during whale season, earning the town the reputation of offering the best land based whale watching in the world. Also in the immediate area, specially licensed operators offer cage diving for an up close and personal experience with the Great White Shark.
The Overberg region is also well known for its ‘Hemel-en-Aarde’ (Heaven and Earth) wine route which is home to some of South Africa’s best cooler climate wines such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.