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Hermanus and the Overberg

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t The craggy cliff overlooking the sands of Grotto Beach

EXPERIENCE Hermanus and the Overberg

Incorporating Africa’s most southerly headland in the form of Cape Agulhas, the productive agricultural region known as the Overberg was inhabited by Khoi fish-trappers and pastoralists prior to 1488, when the Portuguese navigator Bartolomeu Dias became the first European to sail past its treacherous rocky extremity. Following the establishment of Cape Town in 1652, Dutch settlers entered into regular trade with ...

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