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1. Arniston

Willeens Arts & Crafts & Meals in Kassiesbaai

A Coastal Getaway at the Foot of Africa Arniston is a small seaside town in the Overberg region on the Cape South coast, close to Cape Agulhas – the southernmost tip of Africa. The fishing village of Arniston, with its many restored cottages, has retained its romantic character and atmosphere of the 19th century. This once forgotten fishing village has since become a tranquil getaway and popular holiday destination. Arniston is a leisurely two-hour drive from Cape Town and is characterised by its lime-washed and thatched houses, remains unspoiled and has been declared a national monument in its entirety. This historical fishing hamlet is actually known as Arniston / Waenhuiskrans and…

2. Bredasdorp

Garden in memory of the Town Clerk, P E Roux

Bredasdorp in the Western Cape of South Africa is situated 160 km south east of Cape Town and 35 km north of Cape Agulhus, the most southern tip of Africa. This small town, despite its fairly rapid development, maintains its’ rural and relaxed type atmosphere. The ideal retreat for the stressed city dweller, Bredasdorp lies on the slopes of the Preekstoel Hill (Pulpit in Afrikaans) offering beautiful surroundings of Giant Proteas and wheat fields. Bredasdorp is probably most famous for its’ Shipwreck Museum, the only one of its kind in South Africa. The museum documents the rich maritime history of the area also known as the “Graveyard of Ships” and offers all sorts of…

3. Napier

The Village with that Old-World Charm Napier is situated just under two hours’ drive from Cape Town, at the foot of the Soetmuisberg. The small country town lies surrounded by bright yellow canola fields, barley and wheat. Napier is known among its locals, and some visitors as "The village with the old-world charm". It is a typical old country village steeped in history where century old cottages blend with modern houses resulting in a delightful easy-going atmosphere. Napier has become a popular weekend getaway spot for city dwellers offering peace and tranquility in a pretty setting and a genuine kind-hearted, hospitable community. Typically, Napier’s main road is lined with the prominent Dutch reformed church, houses and interesting stores selling antiques and various specialities.…