Roughly translated Overberg means ‘over the mountain’, which indicates the area to the south-east from the Cape peninsula which is indeed on the opposite side of a range of mountains. This is mostly an agricultural area that offers beautiful scenery throughout the year ranging from rolling farmlands to vineyards, mountains, and anything in between.
The first stop for us here was the beautiful little village of Elim.
When driving through the Overberg you need to be on the lookout for interesting sights along your route, you never know what you might find!
Of course there is more to the Overberg than just farmland. The area also offers other areas of natural beauty such as nature conservation reserves.
Exploring some of the towns in the area is also worthwhile.
The village of Genadendal has a whole section of the original village designated as a living museum.
The buildings have been beautifully restored and depicts life as it was many years ago.
If you don’t mind driving on dirt roads then you will be rewarded with sights that are easily missed on the main roads.
Our tour of the Western Cape came to an end all too soon and with many sights still unseen, but one can only do so much with limited time.
In retrospect all of it was really worth it and it is easy to recommend doing this!
Until next time – happy travelling !
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