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THE AREA

 

 

Glen Oakes is situated at the top end of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley in the Overberg…

 

 

The Overberg literally means ‘over the mountains’. Its boundaries from Sir Lowry’s Pass near Elgin to Cape Infanta, a very diverse area, were having some of the most scenic coastline in southern Africa, including the southerly tip of Africa, Cape Agulhus. Apart from the beautiful beaches or mountainous nature reserves, you will find the heart of agriculture in the Western Cape. Dairy, fruit, grain, wine , wild flowers and cattle farming are all part and parcel of this majestic region that literally changes aesthetically from season to season.

 

 

The Hemel-en-Aarde Valley (Heaven and Earth) is now becoming one of the biggest and most fashionable wine producing areas in Southern Africa, was actually a leper colony from 1817 - 1846. The valley starts from the base of Hermanus, ‘the Riviera of the South’ and also the destination where the magnificent Southern Right Whales return to from May – July to give birth. The Valley continues, winding along the Klein River Mountains, into the rolling hills of wheat lands.

 

 

There are other places of interest with fascinating history in the Overberg. Genadendal, Greyton, Arniston (having some of the largest number of shipwrecks), are just a few to mention.

 

 

Superior vineyards and wine producers closest to Glen Oakes would be Creation, Bouchard Finlayson & Hamilton-Russel. A little further away is Luddite in Botriver, Gabrielskloof close by & Raka close to Stanford.

 

 

Food is reason enough to explore the Overberg and very easy whilst based on the farm. Dassiesfontein, a farm stall close to Caledon on the N2, has the most delicious baked breads made from their own stone ground flour; you haven’t lived until you’ve had a rump steak from B’s Steak House in Hermanus. There are so many superb places to stop at while exploring this whole region.

 

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THE OVERBERG – SURROUNDING AREAS

 

 

Distances from the farm

Arniston

100 km

Bredarsdorp

76 km

Caledon

20 km

Cape Agulhas

115 km

Cape Town

150 km

Greyton

50 km

Genadendal

40 km

Hermanus

30 km

Napier

60 km

Stanford

54 km

 

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