The Cape Agulhas region offers a veritable paradise of nature in all her glory, which will delight even the most discerning tourist, botanist, hiker, photographer, historian, bird watcher or angler. Bordered by blue mountain ranges, Bredasdorp is set in undulating hills in a kaleidoscope of gold, green and brown with endless beaches and dunes. Fragrances of fynbos which emerge with mountain and sea air.

The southern most region of Africa is a sub region of the Overberg and stretches from Gansbaai in the east, through Die Dam, L'Agulhas, Struisbaai and Arniston up to the mouth of the Breede River in the east. It includes the De Hoop Nature and marine Reserve. This undulating landscape, with the Riviersonderend and Langeberg mountain ranges as background, is known as the Ruens, whereas the southern coastal region beyond the Bredasdorp/Napier mountain range is known as the Strandveld. 

Bredasdorp, known as South Africa’s first “dorp”, was established in 1838 on the farm Langefontein and named after a local farmer, Michiel van Breda. Van Breda was the first mayor of Cape Town and also regarded by many as the father of the merino sheep industry in this country. A rivalry between van Breda and his neighbour, PV van der Byl, led to the establishment of 2 separate churches on their farms and eventually 2 separate towns, Bredasdorp and Napier. 

Explore Bredasdorp

Tourist Attractions

Tourist Attractions

One of the major attractions of the region is De Hoop Nature Reserve – 60 000 hectares of endangered Fynbos, which covers the coastal area between Arniston and Cape Infanta. From as early as June the Southern Right whales and numerous calves can be seen in the shallow turquoise waters. 



It is home to South Africa’s largest population of Bontebok and also the endangered mountain Zebra. There are various hiking trails.

Sporting Events

Sporting Events

In October each year the “Voet van Afrika” Marathon is held, when athletes take the demanding route over the mountains from Bredasdorp to Napier. The Overberg Air Show is held every second year, and stock car races at least once a month – something to get you adrenalin pumping in this otherwise laid-back town. 

Locally produced

Locally produced

Today Bredasdorp is the economic hub of the dairy, wool and wheat farming Cape Agulhas region.

Living in Bredasdorp

Areas near to Bredasdorp

Arabella Country Estate, Arniston, Bettys Bay, Caledon, Cape Agulhas, Elgin, Gansbaai, Greyton, Hermanus, Kleinmond, Napier, Onrus, Pringle Bay, Rooi Els, Stanford, Struisbaai, Swellendam, Villiersdorp,


Bredasdorp is situated 2 hours drive from cape town, 77 km from Swellendam and 155 km from Worcester. Countryside turns any drive into a scenic route and an adventure by itself. 


Bredasdorp offers both Primary and a High School facilities.


Shops include a Checkers, USave, Clicks,Total Sports. Two hotels are available as accommodation when visiting.  


Villiersdorp has its own hospital as well as local practices offering all services from dentistry through to physiotherapy.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius