Overberg & Whale Coast Touring Map: Overberg... The Breadbasket of South Africa
The 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.
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.
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
- Baviaanskloof World Heritage Site
- Cape Peninsula
- Cape Point
- Touring Map for Cape Winelands R
- Simonstown and Hout Bay
- Table Mountain
- Day Drives from Cape Town
- The Cederberg
- The Garden Route
- Overberg & Whale Coast
- The Wild Coast Map
‘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.’