Yesterday (Friday) afternoon at 3: First Capetonians arriving within the boundaries of the Cape Agulhas Municipality for their weekend getaway in places like Napier, Bredasdorp, Arniston, Struisbaai and Cape Agulhas. Every Friday about 10000 to 15000 cars with registration plates of the Mother City (including suburbs) escape Table Mountain for enjoyment in the Overberg; the majority to Hermanus/Gansbaai, followed by the mentioned places and Greyton.
Rugged Mountain ranges, Two giants colliding in open sea. Memories of yesteryear, Ship wrecks – Guarded treasures, you’re now the trustee.
Myriad of small little towns for you to seer. Grabouw, Caledon, now in Napier, An unlikely man builds a giant sundial here. Stars and shadows of the sun his only teacher.
Bredasdorp, Aniston, down to L’Agulhas and Struisbaai, Two towns separated by a bend called Spookdraai. Where the ghosts of a man and young woman are said to roam. Spirits of discontented souls, shipwrecks once their home.
L’Agulhas, place where the wind is molded and made, Agaze you watch, Indian and Atlantic’s constant crusade. Slanting rocks, resembling a thousand needles. Windswept, rugged, beautiful, a lighthouse its steeple.
West of Elim – East of Gans Bay lays Baardskeerdersbos, Named after a spider causing you hair loss. While you sleep it prays on your hair. Popular myth? Spend the night in open air.
Thank you Overberg for sharing your Story. Souls now filled with beauty and glory. We will meet again, place of guarded treasures. An experience beyond all measures.
It might be a co-incident but 5 of the 9 cars in this picture of a shopping mall in Bredasdorp are registered in the Overstrand municipality of which the nearest town (Baardskeerdersbos) is a >50 km drive…