Welcome to The Overberg
There are no unattractive routes leading to the Overberg; the N2 snakes up Sir Lowry’s Pass, which has magnificent views from the top, while Rte 44 stays at sea level and winds its way round Cape Hangklip, skirting the Kogelberg Nature Reserve. It’s a breathtaking coastal drive, on a par with Chapman’s Peak Dr in Cape Town, but without the toll.
Hermanus is a major draw for whales in the calving season (June to December) and for people wanting to watch them from easily accessed points throughout the town. If you’re keen to escape the throngs that gather here, head for less crowded whale-watching spots in Gansbaai, Arniston and the magical De Hoop Nature Reserve.