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African Coastal Properties
Western Coast Region
region surrounding the southern most Coastline of South Africa between
Betty's Bay in the west and Witsand in the East is kown as the Overberg.
The coastline hosts a scattering of quaint sea side villages offering resorts
for fishermen caravan and camping enthusiasts and sightseers. Along this
Coastline is Hermanus the "Riviera of South Africa", a resort for the rich
and famous offering fishing, sailing, sunbathing, golf, as well as fine
food and wine. The Coastline of the Overberg region is rugged and rocky,
interspersed by white sandy beaches, natural bays and harbours. Inland
to the Hottentots Holland and Langeberg mountains, the lush vegetation
has a wealth of indigenous trees and plants including beautiful orchid
species. The Western regions of Grabouw and Villiersdorp have some of the
most extensive fruit farms in the country.
towns of interest in the Overberg include Arniston, Betty's Bay, Gansbaai
and Struisbaai all quaint fishing villages with much to offer the visitor.
Travelling inland the towns of Caledon, known for its mineral springs,
Greyton with its beautiful restored buildings, Napier the centre of wheat,
cattle and sheep farms, Swellendam an important cultural town offering
hiking trails with abundant fauna and flora. Malgas which has the last
manually operated pont in South Africa carrying traffic across the Breede
River, all of which should not be missed by the visitor. The coastline
of the Overberg is also known as the "Whale coast" and it is along this
coastline that the Atlantic and Indian Oceans are split. It is here that
the Southern right Whales swim close inshore and are almost a natural part
if the coastal scenery.
from africa/info magazine)