Welcome to the Overstrand

As you make your way along Clarence Drive and then carry on along the R43, you’ll soon discover the attraction of these beautiful coastal towns. Starting off at Pringle Bay & Rooi Els and leading you past Hermanus to Gansbaai, this is the home of ideal holiday destinations.

The Cape Whale Coast rings true to its name as it holds the towns most favoured for its excellent whale watching opportunities. Whether it be from the air, boat or land, the Cape Whale Coast is unsurpassed with getting a close look at these mammoth mammals. This area is not only home to these gentle giants, but also a great number of other species including the Marine Big 5. The area stretching along the southern coast of the Overberg, is also home to a colourful collection of both pelagic and other birds. Making their home in the lush forests of the mountains, along the coast and the rivers, this is any bird lover’s paradise.

This area is also no novice when it comes to historical significance and popular landmarks. Home to the beautiful Harold Porter Botanical Gardens in Betty’s Bay, the Danger Point Lighthouse in Gansbaai and the only town in the Overstrand proclaimed a National Heritage Site in its entirety, Stanford, the CWC is truly something to behold. The cosy coastal towns also boast with holding the Great White Capital of the World, one of South Africa’s longest villages and also one of the country’s most popular vacation spots. The small fishing village with its great white heart, Gansbaai is also home to the southernmost forest in Africa, Platbos Forest.

Boasting extraordinary landscapes, a spectacular collection of wildlife and the shortest river in the world as the crow flies, the Cape Whale Coast is a must for anyone who enjoys escaping the rush of city life to lounge on Blue Flag Beaches all day. Make your way along the Cape Whale Coast and experience true relaxation today.