De Kelders isn’t like other areas in the Overberg.
Yes, it has wild flowers scattered around the landscape, a few charming hamlets and fantastic wildlife. However, it is a little more sophisticated than Struisbaai and Gansbaai. De Kelders sits on the south coast of the Cape, not too far from Gansbaai. It’s one of the most famous parts of the Overberg Region. This says a lot as the area spans 17 mountain ranges.
The rolling hills of the Overberg are ripe for exploring, and there’s lots to discover. For example, the name ‘De Kelders’ directly translates to ‘The Caves’ – so try to find the sandstone structures that gave this area its name.
De Kelders is best known for its fynbos (wild flowers), pristine white beaches and idyllic scenery. It’s really easy to immerse yourself in nature here. The powerful smell of the fynbos will stay with you long after you’ve left, and remind you of this picture-perfect spot.
Head to the beautiful Franskraal Beach and explore the white sand and craggy rocks. It’s a great spot for birdwatching – a few exotic species call this place home. There are a few attractions in De Kelders that bring an air of sophistication to this area. You can try horse riding, golfing, wine tasting and more during your stay. It’s a stark contrast to the quaint traditional villages scattered among the Overberg mountains, but it makes De Kelders a great holiday destination.
The main event in De Kelders is the sea safari. Take a guided boat trip out and you’ll see a range of marine life that will be hard to match on your travels. The sea surrounding De Kelders is home to southern right whales, Cape fur seals, great white sharks, dolphins and a wide range of seabirds.
We love De Kelders because it’s a great starting point for exploring the Cape South Coast. If you head up to the Walker Bay Nature Reserve, you’ll be able to appreciate this region in all its glory. You might also find the Klipgat Caves where ancient Khoe-San artefacts have been found. This is a great chance to learn more about the area’s indigenous history.
De Kelders is a little more upmarket than other towns in the area. It’s a great spot to pamper yourself after a long itinerary of travelling through South Africa.
Plan your trip to De Kelders today.