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To the east of Cape Town, just beyond the Hottentots-Holland Mountains, lies the Overberg. A region aptly named after its location “over the mountains”, this area is an agricultural hub of undulating hills, mountains and coast favoured by investors and home seekers alike.
Properties for sale in the Overberg generally fall into two categories: rural farm land and peaceful coastal properties. Along this beautiful whale coast, you’ll find villages such as Hermanus and Onrus offering flats to rent as well as charming holiday homes. Other major towns within the Overberg include Caledon, Bredasdorp, Swellendam, Greyton, Caledon, Villiersdorp and Agulhas – all offering a wide selection of properties including large homesteads and free standing houses. In addition to being sought after by holiday makers, property for sale in the Overberg is an excellent choice for retirees and families who prefer to lead quiet lives free of the stress of metropolitan areas.
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Arabella Country Estate,
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Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate Development
The Arabella Country Estate is a freehold title residential golf and leisure estate situated in the beautiful Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve.
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East of the city of Cape Town, lying at the southernmost tip of Africa, where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet, lies a fertile region surrounded by mountains and sea called the Overberg.
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Betty’s Bay is situated between Pringle Bay and Kleinmond in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom and surrounded by the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve.
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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.
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Caledon was originally known as Klein Swartberg, from the mountain that forms the backdrop of town and it first achieved popularity because of its hot springs.
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The holiday village of L'Agulhas is situated at the southernmost tip of Africa and it's history is closely interwoven with the early history of the Cape.
Elgin is a quaint farming district situated in the Overberg area of the Western Cape. It is 70km from Cape Town, 20 minutes from the popular coastal town of Hermanus and only a short drive from Somerset West.
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Gansbaai, branded as the Natural Adventure Destination, is a two-hour drive south of Cape Town and the
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The quaint English-style town of Greyton is nestled in the foothills of the Overberg mountains.
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Hermanus property is an ideal choice for a holiday home, guesthouse or retirement in the Western Cape.
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Take a journey back to nature, a break that revitalizes body, mind and soul from the time you head out on the R44 from Gordon’s Bay.
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Napier is a quaint, characterful village in the Overberg region, an easy, scenic drive of less than two hours from Cape Town.
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Onrus is a coastal retreat of diverse beauty, magical unspoilt surroundings, quiet charm and warm people. Given its location five minutes from the picturesque Hemel en Aarde valley in the Western Cape.
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The coastal village of Pringle Bay lies only one hour from Cape Town International airport, 25 minutes from
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Nestled at the foot of the Overberg Mountains, along an immaculate swimming beach, you’ll find the quaint coastal village of Rooi Els.
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A charming village situated on the banks of the Klein River with rich historical background and rustic ambience, which lends inspiration to artists.
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Struisbaai / L'Agulhas is situated at the southernmost tip of Africa where the two oceans meet. This unspoilt, unpolluted fishing village and holiday resort has much to offer to holiday makers or those wishing to retire.
The town was founded by the Dutch east India Company in 1745 in order to exercise control over independent frontiersmen who migrated over the Hottentots Holland Mountains at the beginning of the 18th century.
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Villiersdorp, known as the Pearl of the Overberg, was established in 1844 by Veldkornet P.H. DeVilliers and declared a municipality in 1885.
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The Overberg’s Kogelberg Biospshere is populated with rare and diverse fynbos and scenic hiking trails for nature lovers to enjoy.
Other popular pastimes along its coast include dolphin sighting and whale watching in Walker Bay. You can also take a trip to the southern-most tip of Africa in Cape Agulhas where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. When you visit, be sure to get the best view from atop the lighthouse.
For peace and quiet
Just east of Hermanus is the quiet town of Stanford. Here you’ll find beautifully preserved Victorian cottages surrounded by mountain vistas and a winding river.
You’ll be spolit for choice when it comes to wine tasting outings and vineyard tours. High up on the slopes in Elgin, you’ll find Elgin Ridge – where you can pop in to sample world-class wines and enjoy a unique perspective of the valley.
The Boland area offers a number of primary and high schools. No matter your preference, owning a property in the Boland means you’ll have easy access to this array of educational facilities.
The Boland caters for everyone from quaint bakeries to a larger shopping complexes, so there’s little reason to ever travel far to find what you need.
The type of medical services include chemists, dentists, doctors, emergency, hospitals and optometry care.
Easy acces to the N2 towards Cape Town and Cape Town International Airport.
For example Camps Bay or Mauritius