The beauty of the Overberg
We are proud to have two offices situated in the picturesque Overberg – Swellendam and Onrus River. Here are a few fun facts about these beautiful little towns.
Swellendam is the third oldest town in South Africa with over 50 provincial heritage sites, most of which are buildings of Cape Dutch architecture. It’s surrounded by attractions such as Bontebok National Park, Marloth Nature Reserve, hiking trials, mountain bike trials and horse riding to mention just a few. Bontebok National Park is the smallest national park in South Africa but has the highest density of rare and endangered bird life, fynbos species and animal life. Marloth Nature Reserve is a World Heritage Site that boasts magical walking trials to waterfalls, fresh water pools and trials leading to the top of the majestic Langeberg Mountains. Both reserves are just a stone through away. Swellendam’s local municipality won the best-run coalition government in South Africa, according to the 2016 Government Performance Index, for great service delivery, financial management, and leadership. Furthermore, the Luxury Travel Guide publication selected Swellendam as the Eco-Friendly Destination of the Year-South Africa in the Africa and Middle East Awards 2017 category. It goes without saying – we are very proud to be situated in this beautiful town and to have Elsie Oosthuizen manage our office.
Realtors International has recently opened a new estate agency in Onrus River to serve the booming housing market of the Hermanus area. According to the press, more than 1 200 property transactions worth a total of over R2 billion took place in the Hermanus area in the first nine months of 2017 – the highest rand value ever recorded for the town. Hermanus and its surrounds have become a sought-after property destination. The Cape Overberg region comprises some of the most scenic and popular parts of South Africa. It is overlooked by the beautiful and impressive mountains with its spectacular fynbos. No matter where in the greater Overberg region one stays, the views are almost always breath-taking, with access to the wonders of the South African landscape only a short drive or walk away. Whales frequent the coastline between October and January, causing a flock of tourists to visit the area. The whales include the Southern Right, Humpback and occasionally also killer whales, which stage wonderfully dramatic performances for those on the shore and on whale watching tours. Our offices here are managed by Herman Bok and Gavin Drake.
Author: Andre Kritzinger