The Traveller

Family Camping in the heart of Agulhas

Although it is approaching winter, any seasoned camper will have already earmarked a few likely campsites for the summer holidays, if not already booked. Agulhas is not just the scenic town at the southernmost tip of Africa, the area of Agulhas has its borders beginning in the heart of the […]

Take a trip through the Elim Wine Route on the road less traveled

There is a new(ish) route through the Elim Wine Route that connects to Gansbaai. You can begin at Struisbaai and follow the signs for Elim taking you on a dirt road that becomes tarred close to the start of the Elim wine route. From Gansbaai follow the signs to Elim […]

Look out for Loggerhead Turtles on Struisbaai Beach

With the change in the season, we watch out for new things on the horizon. Like the strandlopers of old, every day can bring something new and unexpected. One of the sadder events is when the little Loggerhead Turtles get washed up on the beach when there is a strong […]

Arno Carstens at the Sea Shack Struisbaai

Here is one for the music lovers – Struisbaai is pleased to have the talented Arno Carstens playing live at the Sea Shack. Arno will be singing with Gus warden and you can expect something of everything. From the nostalgic hits of his time with the Springbok Nude Girls to […]

What to do when you encounter a snake in Cape Agulhas

1 2 We’ve recently posted some photos that were taken by The Nuwejaars Wetland Special Management Area (SMA), of a rather large mole snake. The thing about snakes is that they present a genuine and paralysing fear to many – yet most of them are really quite harmless. That’s right, […]

Annual Trail Run & Bubbly Breakfast

What better way to toast the end of the year, than with the Annual Strandveld Trail Run. There is a scenic 15km trail run for the adventurous and an 8km vineyard walk for those who don’t want to be too shaken up before breakfast.  If you feel that you are getting […]

Black Oystercatcher Festivals in December

Black Oystercatcher is definitely on the list of favourite places to spend some, whilst time in the heart of the Elim Wine Route. Their fare is always scrumptious and well presented and their wines are distinctive, but when they put on a festival it should be made compulsory to all […]

Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, an inspiration from ancient Egypt

The Cape Agulhas Lighthouse is the Southernmost Lighthouse and has been in operation since 1849, making it the second oldest working lighthouse in South Africa. The oldest lighthouse in South Africa is Greenpoint lighthouse, which began operating in 1824. The inspiration for the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse came from 7000 kilometres […]

Arniston Weekender the Perfect Getaway

Arniston is one of the most picturesque towns in the most Southern parts of Africa. If you’ve never been to Arniston this is the perfect opportunity to experience this authentic little fishing village, while at the same time enjoying live music from some of SA’s most loved performers. This is […]

Harvest time in the Overberg is a Magical time

The Cape Agulhas countryside is simply a visual smorgasbord for amateur and professional photographers: rolling hills of agricultural wonder with wheat fields and bright yellow canola. The majority of the canola cultivars that are being cultivated in the Western Cape belong to the species Brassica napus. The name “canola” is […]

Pilgrimage to the Southernmost Point of Africa

Recently eight very brave souls finished their Overberg Pilgrimage of Hope from Stellenbosch to the Southernmost Tip of Africa here in Cape Agulhas. The pilgrimage is called Pelgrimstog van Hoop and the idea is to visit all the oldest churches of South Africa along the route. If you are wanting to […]

Bredasdorp, Breyani-dorp

Bredasdorp, called by some Breyani-dorp, has quite a variety of things to do and explore for tourists. Growing up in this small town, after being away for a year and returning to the heart of the Overberg region, you appreciate the gems again this small country town has to offer. Bredasdorp is rather centrally situated. […]

Top Attraction in Suiderstrand

Top Attraction in Suiderstrand – This Cape Agulhas town is 5km from L’Agulhas. A not to be missed attraction here is the African Black Oystercatcher that can often be seen on the beach at Suiderstrand. Also, next time you visit Suiderstrand (Southern Beach), listen to the sound the waves make as […]

De Hoop Nature Reserve is a must visit

  De Hoop Nature Reserve is an absolute dream to all the senses and a must be for your Bucket list! Only a short drive from Bredasdorp on the R319 towards Swellendam, and after about 6 kilometers you turn right at the signpost for De Hoop/Malgas/Infanta. Follow this very scenic gravel […]

Kassiesbaai the Beautiful Fishermen Village in Arniston

  Kassiesbaai 22 km from Bredasdorp – This beautiful Fishermen Village is set against an aquamarine sea, the 200-year old Kassiesbaai, declared as a national monument, is dotted with thatch-roofed white-washed cottages and friendly faces of children playing, reminding you of a simpler life. Legend has it that lots of […]

The Whales are here, come discover Cape Agulhas and Struisbaai

There is an art to whale watching or at least getting the most out of an outing to the Southernmost Tip of Africa. Whale watching is all about patience, relaxing, connecting and spending time with these magnificent mammals. Head off to Struisbaai, a little fishing village next to Cape Agulhas, […]

Glorious Canola fields transform the Overberg

It is the month of July, and the canola fields are starting to bloom along the way between Napier and Bredasdorp and along the roads to Elim. When you decide to visit these towns or any other town in the Cape Agulhas area, you will be delighted by the magnificent […]