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 farmland and peaceful coastal properties. Along the 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 holidaymakers, 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. 

Overberg towns

Below is a roundup of the towns worth investing in - whether you’re looking for farms for sale in the Overberg or residential property.

  • Elgin/Grabouw: Recognised for their fruit and wine growing and picturesque scenery, and just a short drive from Cape Town, these areas offer commercial, farms, small holdings and lifestyle properties. 
  • Greyton: A lesser-known gem of the Overberg, properties for sale in Greyton offer a relaxed country lifestyle in a close-knit, warm community. 
  • Villiersdorp: Fondly referred to as the pearl of the Overberg, Villiersdorp offers prime property in the Overberg in the form of quaint houses and golf estates. 
  • Caledon: An hour’s drive from Cape Town in the foothills of the Klein Swartberg, Caledon properties encompass farms, vacant land and houses for sale. 
  • Swellendam: A quiet village steeped in history, Swellendam boasts a selection of small houses as well as farmlands for sale.
  • Bredasdorp: A veritable natural paradise and the economic hub of the dairy, wool and wheat farming. 
  • Napier: A quaint village situated less than 2 hours from Cape Town, Napier offers a peaceful escape from the city. 

Areas within Overberg

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Arabella Country Estate

Arabella Country Estate

The Arabella Country Estate is a freehold title residential golf and leisure estate situated in the beautiful Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve.

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Arniston Property for Sale


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 Property

Bettys Bay

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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Bredasdorp Properties


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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Houses for Sale in Caledon


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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Cape Agulhas Property

Cape Agulhas

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.

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Elgin Properties


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 Property for Sale


Gansbaai, branded as the Natural Adventure Destination, is a two-hour drive south of Cape Town and the

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Greyton Properties


The quaint English-style town of Greyton is nestled in the foothills of the Overberg mountains. 

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Hermanus Property


Hermanus property is an ideal choice for a holiday home, guesthouse or retirement in the Western Cape.

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Areas in Hermanus

Fernkloof Estate,

Kleinmond Property for Sale


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 Properties


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 Properties for Sale & Rent


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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Pringle Bay Properties

Pringle Bay

The coastal village of Pringle Bay lies only one hour from Cape Town International airport, 25 minutes from 

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Houses for Sale in Rooi Els

Rooi Els

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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Stanford Property


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 Property


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. Learn more

Swellendam Properties


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 Property for Sale


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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Explore Overberg



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

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.

Living in Overberg


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