The Traveller

Cape Vulture at De Hoop Nature Reserve (Part 1)

Cape Vulture at De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Cape Agulhas Region Cape Vulture at The De Hoop Collection Nature Reserve – This is one of the most iconic conservation areas in the Cape Agulhas region. For bird lovers especially, this area holds a treasure trove of bird species that lures bird […]

The Voet van Afrika MTB Race

The Voet van Afrika MTB Race presented for the first time in 2014 as a companion event to the marathon. This unique event was praised by its participants for its challenging single file trails amongst the world’s most beautiful natural fynbos in full bloom. Most riders were amazed by the […]

The Voet van Afrika Trail Run

The Voet van Afrika Trail Run is the newest addition to the Voet van Afrika events calendar. The Trail Run will be held on Sunday, October 15th at the Glaskasteel sports ground in Bredasdorp, Overberg. Focusing on single track trail that flows along the natural lines of the Heuningberg mountains, […]

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 […]