OVERBERG ACCOMMODATION - WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA
|Bredasdorp is a small
Overberg town located in the Western Cape Province in South Africa. It
was established around a Dutch Reformed Church in 1838 and is still strongly
founded in its agricultural roots. The town was named after Cape Town's
first major, Michiel van Breda, also known as the father of South Africa’s
merino sheep industry. Van Breda and Pieter Voltelyn van der Byl, could
not agree where the church should be built. As a result two churches were
built, and two towns, Bredasdorp and Napier, were established. Besides
the sheep farming, the town also boasts other agricultural activities,
including wheat, milk, and indigenous fynbos cultivation.
map of Bredasdorp
Bredasdorp is the first town
in South Africa which received the suffix of 'dorp', Afrikaans for small
town - compare 'thorp' English.
The Overberg District Council's
Head Office in located in Bredasdorp.
The Foot of Africa Marathon
is (in)famous for being the toughest marathon in South Africa. The event
takes place every year in early October and the town turns into a busy
hive of activity.
The town has an excellent Shipwreck
Museum which is well worth a visit in the centre of town.
The Merino Statue, located at
the entrance to the Bredasdorp/Napier Co-operative, was erected in honour
of the merino sheep which brought fame to this area, due to careful breeding
by Michiel van Breda on his historic farm, Zoetendals Vallei, early in
Audrey Blignault Room: Furnished
in honour of Audrey Blignault who was born in Bredasdorp and who enjoys
national recognition as a writer.
The Heuningberg Nature Reserve
is open to the public and amazing views can be enjoyed of this rich fauna
and flora area.
Situated close to town (approx.
20km) is Test Flight and Development Centre SAAF
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RECOMMENDED BY OUR TRAVEL PARTNER:
Country Manor, BREDASDORP
Bredasdrop Country Manor, decorated in country style, features an outdoor
pool. Guests can socialize in the lounge area with a fireplace or enjoy
walks along Struis Bay, which is a 30-minute drive away. All rooms have
complimentary tea-and-coffee-making facilities and free Wi-Fi. Guests can
also ask for warm water bottles from reception. A full English breakfast
is served each morning. Restaurants can be found within a 10-minute walk
radius. The Country Manor has a private garden, landscaped with a patterned
stone path leading to the poolside terrace. From Bredasdrop activities
like fishing and bird watching are possible. Napier Brewery is a 17-km-drive
away and the Shipwreck Museum is reachable within a 2-minute walk.
House, Bed & Breakfast, BREDASDORP
House is in a quiet, shady lane off Bredasdorp’s town square. This charmingly
restored 1926 residence has a Colonial ambience and stylish bedrooms with
murals reflecting southern tribes of Africa. Rooms offer extra-length beds,
quality linen, TV and mini bar. Some have private balconies. Enjoy generous
breakfasts on the shaded terrace. Soak up the sun at the outdoor pool or
work out in the fully equipped gym with steam room, 20m indoor heated pool
and beauty salon. Ideal for small weddings and conferences. Bredasdorp
has a 9-hole golf course and is the gateway to De Hoop with its Whale Trail,
L’Agulhas, Napier and Elim. Visit the popular shipwreck museum. Shuttle
service to Cape Town Airport.
Lodge, Bed & Breakfast, BREDASDORP
located in Bredasdorp, Wheatlands Lodge features a garden with BBQ facilities
and a shared lounge area. The bed and breakfast is just 25 km from the
sandy Struisbaai beaches. The rooms are all equipped with tea-and-coffee
making facilities and a TV with DVD player. Each en-suite bathroom includes
a shower, hairdryer and free toiletries. Some bathrooms also have a bath.
Breakfast is included, and guests can request dinners or picnic hampers
for day trips. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas and there is free
private parking on site. Wheatlands Lodge is situated only 500 m from the
Shipwreck Museum and 17 km from Napier Brewery. The Elim Wine Area is 30
km away and De Hoop Nature Reserve is 50 km from the B&B.
OVERBERG ACCOMMODATION, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA
|Caledon is a town
in the Western Province in South Africa. It is primarily an agricultural
region. Most agricultural activities involve grain production with a certain
amount of stock farming. It is located in the Overberg geographical region
of the province and lies on the main south coast highway, the N2, 120km
east of Cape Town. The town is locally well known for the Caledon Spa and
Casino and for its rolling hills and yellow canola fields in spring. The
town has a Mediterranean Climate of warm, dry summers and cool, wet winters.
temperatures are modified by its close proximity to the South Atlantic
Ocean, just over the Kleinriviers Mountains to the south.
map of Caledon
accommodation options in Caledon
Villa, Bed and Breakfast, CALEDON
Athenian Villa welcomes
you to a little piece of the Greek Isles in the Overberg. Set in a side
lane off the main road, one can lose sight of the little town of Caledon,
and imagine oneself in Mykonos or Santorini, the setting is so authentic.
We offer nine individually decorated guest rooms, each with toilet and
shower facilities. Rooms are also equipped with DStv, wall heaters and
fans. The courtyard is cobblestone, cascading with overgrown plants and
flowers, making it an ideal place for breakfast or a barbecue. The building
itself has a grand history being one of the first in the town of Caledon,
and the façade, which is a National Monument, overlooks Donkin Street.
Above is a huge balcony where one can spend lazy afternoons reading or
sipping tea. Other nearby amenities include a golf course, a 4x4 track
and quad bike racing.
Lotta Cottage, Self-Catering Cottage, CALEDON
Located just one hour from
Cape Town and only 300 metres from Caledon Casino Hotel and Spa, Little
Lotta Cottage offers gracious accommodation for the discerning traveller.
Come and enjoy the hospitality at our self-catering accommodation or visit
the spa with its natural hot water springs. The cottages feature facilities
including a barbecue area, swimming pool and a fully equipped kitchen,
with breakfast available on request. Each cottage has its own lounge and
private bathroom with bath and shower. Little Lotta Cottage offers the
ideal breakaway from busy city life. Situated in the heart of the Overberg,
it provides the ideal base from which to explore the surrounding area.
Sleeps up to 8.
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