Southern Overberg Fynbos Route

The Fynbos Route is situated in the Overberg region of the Western Cape province of South Africa. This route takes you into the hidden corners of the Agulhas Plain, near the southern tip of Africa, as well as to Stanford, Gansbaai, Baardskeerdersbos, Pearly Beach, Elim and Wolvengat.

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Farm in the Overberg.

It is a wild and relatively sparsely inhabited area with many opportunities to interact with nature. Cool, wet winters and hot dry summers separated by mild autumns and springs offer a wide variety of climatic conditions.

The Fynbos Route is based on the rich Fynbos resources of the area and offers visitors the chance to interact with this totally unique vegetation. A range of accommodation from camping to luxurious private lodges are offered.

Activities include Hiking, Bird watching, Farm visits and Festivals as well as excellent Whale watching opportunities, Great White shark spotting and a wide range of marine-based activities such as fishing, boating etc. The area also has a rich history including numerous shipwreck sites and archaeological sites.

The culture of the area is inextricably bound up with the fynbos – local festivals feature fynbos decor and the technique of thatching houses with indigenous fynbos reeds is a feature of many buildings.