The Overberg has a rich bird life with a few hundred species all around. The region is also the South African centre of the national bird ‘Blue Crane’ which population is slowly recovering from a severe dip in numbers.
Since recently Judith Balie is the curator of the Genadendal Mission Museum. Judith is the daughter of Isaac Balie who build up this museum during 30 years. Thanks to Isaac this working museum is one of the best of its kind in South Africa and still to be discovered by the tourism industry. The museum tells the story of the influence of the Moravian Church in the evolvement of Genadendal and its original families.