BREDASDORP PROPERTY FOR SALE - A BETTER LIFESTYLE
Bredasdorp is the economic hub and heart of the Overberg region and overflows with country gems. Country life is richer than city living in so many ways. Living in Bredasdorp, you get to breathe clean air and being surrounded by a patchwork quilt of multi-coloured farm fields and sublime Fynbos you get to observe the rhythm of the seasons more closely. Perfect in location by being central to a few adjacent towns like Struisbaai, Arniston, Napier and Elim, with Hermanus, Gansbaai, Swellendam and Caledon within a 100km radius.
Bredasdorp was named after its founding father, Michiel van Breda, who was the first mayor of Cape Town. Van Breda has also been called the father of the Merino sheep industry and was the first to introduce this breed of livestock to the area when he started farming sheep on his farm Zoetendals Vallei. Bredasdorp has many historical buildings such as the Dutch Reformed Church in the centre of town (1842), the old magistrate building, the historical English church and the old shipwreck museum, where you can learn about the 140 or so ships that met their doom along the rocky outlets on the coast of Cape Agulhas. Bredasdorp is a bustling vibrant town with a population of about 22 000 with a strong and successful business community.
CAPE AGULHAS VINEYARDS
Near Bredasdorp you will find the Southernmost vineyards on the African continent, located around the town of Elim with scenery that is sublime. They say that the extreme winds and raw landscape have helped forge wines of outstanding character.
DE HOOP NATURE RESERVE
On Bredasdorp's doorstep sits De Hoop Nature reserve, a treasure-trove of fynbos vegetation, rare mammals such as the Bontebok and Cape Mountain Zebra as well as a plethora of birds like the Damara tern and Stanley’s bustard. Paradise for hikers and bird lovers.
Bredasdorp area is sometimes referred to as the breadbasket of the Cape due to its bountiful harvests of wheat and fruit, a sight for sore eyes. Known as the playground for those seeking adventure and the great outdoors on a saddle along winding roads and gentle hills.
Struisbaai is 30km from Bredasdorp and for the surfing, kitesurfing and windsurfing enthusiasts it is one of the best spots in the Western Cape. With cross onshore summer winds, almost tropical water, and a playful wave, surfing and kitesurfing is fun for both beginner and advanced surfers.
Bredasdorp boasts a maritime Shipwreck Museum and the Southern Tip of Africa is littered with the wrecks of over 140 ships that met their fate. The Meisho Maru is one of the most photographed wrecks in L'Agulhas and a favourite meeting place for family and friends.