Named after Michiel van Breda the first mayor of Cape Town, Bredasdorp was established with the building of a Dutch Reformed Church in 1838 on the farm Langefontein. Mayor van Breda the founder of South Africa’s merino sheep industry which is to this day forms a large part of the farming community.
Directions to Bredasdorp are easy and the town can be found about halfway between Caledon and Swellendam on the R316.
On your arrival pop in at the Cape Agulhas Tourism office for information on what to do in Bredasdorp. A popular activity is a historical guided walk of Bredasdorp that will take you to all the places of interest while you are given a thorough rundown of buildings that include the town’s old churches and the original jailhouse. A visit to the Bredasdorp Shipwreck Museum is a must as is a stroll through the PE Roux Memorial Garden that was rebuilt in 2002. minutes.
There are Hiking and MTB trails that criss-cross the countryside for outdoor lovers of all fitness levels. The area also has farm stalls and shops that are in-and-around Bredasdorp selling fresh produce and homemade products supplied by the local farming community so that you can take your country experience home with you.
Accommodation in Bredasdorp is readily available and you can expect everything from cute basic units for overnight stays, spacious self-catering homes for longer break-aways and luxury guesthouses with lifestyle spas for when a little pampering is in order.
Bredasdorp restaurants include rustic farm-style kitchens, ‘ye olde pubs’, themed bistros and upmarket dining experiences that will keep your tastebuds busy right throughout your stay.
Also in the neighbourhood of Bredasdorp are Cape Agulhas towns that include Arniston, Agulhas, Struisbaai, Elim and Napier.