Nestled between the Cape Peninsula and the Garden Route, the Cape Overberg is a place of unsurpassed beauty, fondly referred to the ‘breadbasket of the Cape’ due to its bountiful harvests of wheat and fruit. The Overberg Meander is an exploration of a region that is a playground for those seeking adventure and the great outdoors.
Made up of towns such as Swellendam, Cape Agulhas, Elim, Hermanus and Grabouw, the Cape Overberg boasts a landscape that is dominated by gentle, undulating hills, deep, green grass and golden wheat fields enclosed by the ocean and foreboding mountain ranges, making for great adventure activities.
Pedal through the rolling hills of the Swellendam Valley with the Langeberg Mountains as your backdrop, as you arrive at the southern-most tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas as you embark on your Overberg Meander journey. Stop over at the historic town of Elim – a former Moravian Mission station – and sample the unique vintages of the Elim Wine Route, the southern-most wine route in South Africa. Discover the quaint, idyllic village of Stanford, a quiet town that despite its size punches well above its weight in the production of craft beer and artisanal gin and produce. Cruise into – and through – the aptly-named Hemel-en-Aarde Valley (Heaven on Earth), before finishing your journey in Elgin Valley, a gem of the Cape Overberg – an adventure traveler’s dream, with some of the most epic mountain biking trails; with wine thrown in for good measure.
This is more than a cycling route, it is a journey of self-discovery and one that will open your eyes to a beauty you never thought possible. The Cape Overberg is a place of great beauty, warmth and depth of personality and the Overberg Meander will ensure you are immersed in it all. The Overberg Meander is more than just a cycle route – it’s a journey.