bredasdorp

 Today, Bredasdorp is the economic hub of the dairy, wool and wheat farming Cape Agulhas region.

De Hoop Nature Reserve, the flagship of Cape Nature Conservation is nearby, covering 60 000 hectares of endangered fynbos (Cape Flora). This reserve is home to South Africa's largest population of Bontebok and also the endangered Mountain Zebra. There are various hiking and mountain biking trails on the reserve and whales can be seen from June to November at Koppie Alleen and Infanta.

Take a look through the fascinating Bredasdorp Shipwreck Museum which is filled with artefacts remaining from the many ships which have sunk along the treacherous coast of Agulhas, as well as the Audrey Blignaut Room which pays homage to the famous Bredasdorp born essayist.

In October each year the Foot of Africa Marathon is held, when athletes take the demanding route over the mountains from Bredasdorp to Napier. The Overberg Air Show is held every two years, and stock car races happen at least once a month - something to get your adrenalin pumping in this otherwise laid back town.

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