The Overberg region is one of South Africa’s best hidden secrets; an area offering diverse landscapes, a wonderful climate and magnificent scenery as far as the eye can see as well as a myriad of outdoor and adventure activities. If you have had the privilege of visiting this beautiful region, you will agree that a holiday in the Overberg will meet your wildest expectations. Thrilling shark cage diving, whale watching in season or enjoying long lazy days on sun-kissed beaches combined with delectable cuisine await you in the Overberg. Come armed with your hiking boots and binoculars.

Apart from its many assets and scenic beauty, dining in the Overberg is an adventure in itself, but what makes a good restaurant? Good food most certainly isn’t the only criteria to consider when dining out. For some location takes preference or perhaps the view, a quiet intimate spot and of course service and price will remain a deciding factor for many. Whatever your requirements are, you will find the perfect match.

The Overberg offers a world-class dining destination with restaurant choices to suit all tastes, styles and budgets from award winning restaurants situated on the water’s edge serving delicious seafood to rustic fisherman-style cottages offering wholesome fish and chips. Those visiting the Overberg between July and December will enjoy superb whale watching along the coast at restaurants with a sea view.

Visit Walker Bay Estate, Stanford for wine tastings.

Moving further inland you will discover the traditional farming countryside of the Overberg region consisting of rolling hills, green pastures and dramatic mountain views in the distance. Various restaurants offer scrumptious country cuisine and selected working wine farms offer a combination of award-winning South African wines and fine dining. A food and wine pairing offers a great way to spend the afternoon, pre-booking is essential.

Mouthwatering traditional South African dishes such as Milk tart, Bobotie, fresh farm-style bread and homemade cheese can be enjoyed at various farm stalls. There are plenty of restaurants along the N2 where you can stop and enjoy a hearty breakfast or lunch. On Saturday mornings you will find a number of country markets around the Overberg selling fresh farm produce and home baked goods. Traditional ”boerewors rolls”, biltong and if you’re lucky maybe “potjiekos” are available throughout the Overberg region. However it is the people of the Overberg that will remain in your heart and their warm hospitality from years gone by that will encourage you to visit this beautiful region year after year.

For a list of restaurants, farm stalls and country markets in the Overberg, please contact the local Tourism office of the town you would like to visit.

Photo taken on Franskraal Beach, Gansbaai by Rafael Fortes – For more information on the area contact Gansbaai Tourism.

Article supplied by L.Knott

Published 13th January 2020