Overberg Adventures

Overberg Adventures and Fun Things To Do. The Overberg region stretches from the Hottentots-Holland Mountains in the west to the Breede River in the east. To the north, the Riviersonderend Mountains form the boundary to the little Karoo and to the south the Atlantic and Indian Ocean meet at Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point of Africa. 

When you spot the first Blue Crane you know that you have arrived in the Overberg. During spring and summer, this majestic rather-unreal-looking…

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Overberg Adventures and Fun Things To Do. The Overberg region stretches from the Hottentots-Holland Mountains in the west to the Breede River in the east. To the north, the Riviersonderend Mountains form the boundary to the little Karoo and to the south the Atlantic and Indian Ocean meet at Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point of Africa. 

When you spot the first Blue Crane you know that you have arrived in the Overberg. During spring and summer, this majestic rather-unreal-looking large bird, which also happens to be South Africa’s national bird, struts around the rolling farmlands; the bread basket of South Africa. Farmers here owe their success to the life-giving waters of the Breede River.

A river rafting adventure on the Breede River is time well spent. Glide down this wide, tranquil body of water while you gaze at the bird life above. Race along sections with rapids and join in the fun of games and activities on the river and in the evenings at the picturesque camps.

The Elgin Valley, renowned for its apples and pears, offers a range of diverse activities. Go mountain biking and horseback riding through the rugged mountains, tackle a 4x4 trail or hike through valleys with picturesque orchards.

The town of Hermanus lies along Walker Bay. In the early spring, the blue sea is punctuated with V-shaped sprays and the sound of great breaths being expelled from pairs of giant lungs. And should you miss it the first time; the whale crier will soon alert you to the presence of southern right whales in the bay.

Hermanus is considered one of the best whale watching destinations in the world. Here, southern right whales lobtail (point tails up in the air), spyhop (look above the water) and, at times, throw their colossal bodies out of the water and crash into the sea again with a resounding thud, sending waves of spray high into the air.

Further south is the tiny fishing village of Gansbaai, a place synonymous with great white sharks. Thanks to a rich sea life and thriving colonies of cape fur seals, great white sharks thrive here and Gansbaai is considered the best shark cage diving destination in the world. A shark cage diving adventure involves a trip to a shallow channel known as Shark Alley. No diving experience is needed for this opportunity to stare one of the ocean’s apex predators in the eye.

Activity List

Overberg Adventures

Beach Horse Rides

Beach Horse Ride in the Overberg, South Africa. The Overberg, only about an hour's drive from Cape Town has miles and miles of unspoiled coastline, making this region the perfect place for a Beach Horse Ride. A ride along the sandy beaches near Gansbaai will put a smile on anyone’s face....

Bicycle Tours

In the Overberg you can go on a Bicycle Tour along the rugged shoreline, along tracks and farm roads or up and down mountains. Ride past the ubiquitous blue crane, South Africa’s national bird as it struts its stuff on the yellow canola fields. Spot the V-shape spray of the southern right whale and...

Boat Trips

The Overberg is on of South Africa’s many scenic regions, why not enjoy this natural beauty on a Boat Trip? Take in the magnificent views of Walker Bay, watch whales in the winter months and seals all year around, end the day with a sunset cruise and celebrate with a G&T – it’s always a good...

Canopy Tours

Safely harnessed in mountaineering equipment and in the company of an experienced guide, prepare yourself for a Tarzan and Jane adventure in the Overberg! The Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve in the Elgin Valley is the home of the newest of South Africa’s Canopy Tours. Here a series of elevated platforms...

Cycle Tours

Since bicycles were introduced in Europe in the 19th century they have been a much loved form of transportation. Today there are more than one billion bicycles worldwide! In spite of the enormous number of bicycles in the world, you will often have the road all to yourself as you set out on a Cycle...

E-Bike Tours

E-bike tours in Overberg. Where can I e-bike in SA? Guided electric trips available in Cape Town and the cape winelands. Electric, self-powered bikes are a 21st...

Fatbike Tours

The latest craze to hit the Overberg is the Fatbike! Now, before we start giving the poor bike a low sense of self esteem, let’s just clarify: It is not the bike that is fat, it’s the tires. A Fatbike is a bicycle in every other aspect, but it has oversized and wide tires. This means that...