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Overberg & Whale Coast Touring Map: Overberg... The Breadbasket of South Africa

Overberg Whale Coast MapThe Overberg Whale Coast route is a region in the Western Cape to the east of Cape Town beyond the Hottentots-Holland mountain range. It lies along the Western Cape's south coast between the Cape Peninsula and the world famous Garden Route in the east. The boundaries of the Overberg region are the Hottentots-Holland mountains in the West; the Riviersonderend Mountains, which form part of the geologically famous Cape Fold Belt, in the North; the Atlantic and Indian Oceans in the South and the Breede River in the East.

The Overberg region is known as the breadbasket of the Cape owing to the fact that it is a large grain (wheat) growing area. The wheat fields of the Overberg are an important breeding spot for South Africa's national bird, the Blue Crane. The Overberg region is also well known for fruit growing in the Elgin Valley

The Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve (recognised by UNESCO) within the Overberg is home to a large diversity of floral plants found nowhere else.

Important towns are Hermanus (the Whale Watching capital of South Africa), Caledon and Swellendam and the region includes Cape Agulhas (see the Fynbos Road map). Cape Aghulas and not Cape Point is , the southermost tip of Africa.

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A1 double-sided full colour map, in plastic sleeve.

This full-relief map covers the whole of the official Overberg Tourism Region, now all on one sheet-side in this supermap edition. The map extends from Somerset West to Cape Hangklip, thence via Hermanus to Cape Agulhas; from Cape Agulhas eastwards to Port Beaufort/Witsand, north to Heidelberg, Barrydale and Montagu. From Robertson the map extends west to Villiersdorp and back to Stellenbosch.

All roads from National Highways to minor gravel roads are shown, with distances. All tourism accommodation establishments and a range of some 30 facilities from hiking trails to wine cellars are shown. All info has been upgraded and revised.

Special features:

  The map details the best whale-watching sites. Over 200 shipwrecks are shown. There is also a unique key to the meanings of Khoisan place names.

New Special features: The map now includes enlarged insets of 24 of the larger towns in the region, at the greatly-enlarged scale of 1:25 000, or 4cm to the kilometre. These beautifully-drawn street maps are based on the latest available information. In addition there are full-relief maps of the historic buildings at the centre of the Genadendal and Elim Missions, as well as the Hermanus Village Square

Other Beautiful Maps in the Series

‘Excitement, relief and gratitude greeted the arrival of "the map the Overberg has been waiting for."

It is a magnificent piece of work, an asset and tool for the tourism industry in the Overberg to relish and use. Every household in the region will no doubt also want one.’

Hermanus Times

 

About Our RSA Travel Maps

In addition to normal road information GPS points are provided on most of the maps to allow them to be used in conjunction with a GPS unit. They all show places of interest and appeal to the visitor to South Africa

About Our Hiking Maps

Our hiking maps cover Table Mountain in Cape Town and the Drakensberg Mountains in KwaZulu-Natal. These maps are large scale highly detailed and topographical maps. Plastic sheaths protect the maps.

About Our Country Maps

All Southern Africa countries are covered. The Namibian maps are particularly useful in that they show camping and accommodation sites. Particular attention to map detail when leaving South Africa is very important.