A small area offering incredible natural diversity, quiet seaside towns, cottages in the mountains and tranquil riverside camping.
Leaving Cape Town, the iconic Hottentots-Holland mountains mark the start of the Cape Overberg. You can travel across them on Sir Lowry’s Pass or follow the R44 along the coast. Both of these roads will bring you to an exceptional kind of beauty.
Sir Lowry’s Pass winds into the Elgin Valley, threading between pear and apple orchards. In the valley, silver Airstream trailers at Old Mac Daddy Luxury Trailer Park are great for spending a weekend surrounded by these tall trees. The towns beyond the orchards, such as Napier, Greyton and Stanford, are lined with interesting arts-and-crafts outlets, coffee shops and garden cafes.