Bredasdorp is a quaint town in the Overberg, which has the acclaim of being the first 'dorp' (a town with 'dorp' in its name) established in South Africa. It lies on the slopes of the Preekstoel hill, in amongst giant proteas and wheat fields. At just 2.5 hours' drive from Cape Town, it is a popular weekend getaway for city dwellers.
Bredasdorp was named after the first mayor of Cape Town, Michiel van Breda, who is also considered the father of the merino sheep industry in the country, having introduced the animals on to his farm, Zoetendals Vallei. Resultantly, Bredasdorp is now considered the economic hub of the Cape Agulhas region for local farmers and tourists to the area.
Bredasdorp's other famous resident was well-respected author Audrey Blignault, who was born and raised there.
Bredasdorp's premier attraction is its Shipwreck Museum, which is the only one of its kind in the whole of South Africa. The museum boasts an extensive collection of artefacts from ships wrecked along the coast and showcases pieces specific to the Overberg. Some of the artefacts they house include cannons, chinaware, coins, buoys and ships bells.
If you are more of a nature lover, the Heuningberg Nature is a must-visit. It offers various hikes, walks and opportunities for bird sightings.
Exercise fanatics should visit Bredasdorp in October, when 'The Foot of Africa Marathon' takes place. It is said to be the toughest marathon in South Africa, so try it if you dare!
Bredasdorp is a quaint little town with a rich history, and a lovely place to spend a few relaxing days.
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According to the minutes of the Dutch Reformed church from 1886 Mr. J Herold requested the church council for permission to upgrade the peace of land in front of the public office to make it suitable ... Read More
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A Home away from home - Our family driven business offers the visitor quality and comfort at very affordable rates. Accommodation consists of 2, 3 or 7 Sleeper unit with all amenities which forms part... Read More
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Anna-Maré Human, live-in owner of Bredasdorp Country Manor, invites you to enjoy the country hospitality of the Western Cape in this charming guest house situated in quiet surrounds in the rural town ... Read More
6 on Kloof guest house is a unique 1920's home elegantly refurbished to retain the charm of yesteryear coupled with the modernity of today. Offering genuine warmth and welcome that reflects the gentle... Read More
A Taste of Heaven is a large five bedroom home with a lovely garden and gorgeous mountain views located at the top end of Bredasdorp. The house comprises of five bedrooms, a kitchen with adjoining bre... Read More
Our quaint one hundred-and-eighty-year-old cottage has been restored to maintain the original vernacular and feeling of the Southern Cape fishermen's cottages, with a reed-thatched roof, white walls, ... Read More
Have you ever wondered what living in a National Monument would be like? Whether you're on a business trip, on vacation or doing sport, De Volkshuijs is the place where memories are made; where drea... Read More
Firlane House is in a quiet, shady lane off Bredasdorp's town square. This charmingly restored 1926 residence was refurbished in 2004. The house has a Colonial ambience and stylish bedrooms with... Read More
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The Potteberg Guest Farm is situated at the foot of the Potberg Mountain, on the boundary of De Hoop Nature Reserve.
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Appelkooskop is a newly renovated stone cottage that is located in a kloof and ensures privacy, lots of fresh air and beautiful views.
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Bredasdorp het my aangenaam verras. Ek is spyt ek het nie langer gebly nie, sou baie graag in al die winkeltjies wou rondsnuffel. Die coffee shop Mozart het my baie beindruk met hul vriendelikheid en heerlike eetgoed, en dis so 'n mooi skoon dorp. Die uitstalling van die veldblomskou was 'n belewenis. Bredasdorp het baie vriendelike mense!
- Celda Gouws
Beautiful & peaceful
- Sharon Van Den Berg
Friendly people, great 9 hole golf course and will definitely be visiting again.
- Letitia Peet
My brother lives in Bredasdorp so it was nice visiting him and the surrounding coastal areas like Struisbaai and Arniston. I simply love these off the beaten track places that have not been overdeveloped.
- Angela Mitcham
A lovely vibrant town. Friendly helpful people. A good base to use while exploring the area.
- Mike Jeff