Continuing our day tripper series using Villiersdorp as a base to explore the Overberg. FROM BOSSIEVELD TO BRANDVLEI If you drive the R43 to Worcester and turn right to Koppies about ten kilometres from Villiersdorp you are in for a visual delight as the well maintained gravel road wends itsContinue Reading

CALEDON BOTANICAL GARDENS. Nestled in its mountain fastness the village of VILLIERSDORP is centrally situated and the ideal place to base yourself if you’re planning an OVERBERG holiday. In Villiersdorp you’re never more than an hour’s pleasant drive from the beauty of the mountains or the splendor of the WalkerContinue Reading

Meet Gustav Bester, painter, sculptor, ceramicist, printmaker, beekeeper and olive grower. Gustav and his wife Linda live on a little slice of paradise in the Bossieveld just north of Villiersdorp in what was once a dilapidated schoolhouse standing in a weed patch. Today it is a beautiful house in aContinue Reading

Built around 1845 – that’s a hundred and seventy ago – Dagbreek sits in her well-maintained garden in Graaf Street like a favorite great-aunt at a tea party, slightly worn but still beautiful.After a chequered history since the magnificent old house was rescued from developers by the Villiersdorp Trust backContinue Reading