Bredasdorp is in the Southern Overberg region of the Western Cape, in South Africa. It is the largest service town for this part of the Overberg. Approximately 160km’s from Cape Town and just north of Cape Agulhas, Bredasdorp is a bustling town. Complete with country charm and friendly locals Bredasdorp is an interesting and historical town. Named after Michiel van Breda the first mayor of Cape Town, Bredasdorp has a large farming community, especially sheep farming.
Bredasdorp is also home to the lovely Heuningberg Nature Reserve which is ideal for hiking/walking and mountain biking. There are a large number of art galleries and craft shops coupled with museums and churches – enough to keep visitors busy.
Do not miss out on visiting the Shipwreck Museum which tells the stories of the 150 ships that have wrecked along the Agulhas Reef – a very interesting tour especially as this museum is the only one of its kind in the country. The museum holds artefacts from the wrecks, including furniture, china, ships bells and coins.
Bredasdorp has a delightful mix of accommodation options for visitors – everything from bed and breakfasts to self-catering units and camping.
Aside from the wonderful art galleries and museums, Bredasdorp is a town filled with history. The historical set walk around the town is a must-do for visitors. The Tourism office will provide a map and further details. It gives visitors a chance to get to know the town from an historical perspective as you venture into the past.
Other things to do and places to see include:
The main business industry is farming, also relying a lot on tourism. Bredasdorp has everything visitors would need for a trip, and is the last stop before the more “remote” tourist locations along the coast.