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You’ve booked a weekend stay in Hermanus, because your best friend decided on a destination wedding in the Overberg and you wouldn’t dream of missing her big day. Besides the travel time, you’ve now invested money in this trip – accommodation, after all, doesn’t come cheap. So how do you go about making the most of your time spent on the breathtaking Whale Coast?

To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the smells, sights, and surrounds, we’ve compiled a handy list of the absolute must-see outings and adventures you simply cannot afford to miss. Here are 5 top tips for visiting the Overberg region.

Canola flowers and mountains of the Overberg

Spring is such a wonderful season. It brings with it such hope, such promise of the good things to come. When spring rolls around we shake off the winter blues and begin to enjoy longer, warmer days that flow into cool evenings – perfect for outdoor dinner parties and al fresco dining. But have you ever considered that this – somewhat underrated season between winter and summer – could provide you with the ideal timing for your wedding celebration?

Spring wedding couple's feet

Hot summer days are not a prerequisite for a spectacular wedding. Though many brides-to-be dream of outside wedding receptions and wedding dresses are often made with warmer weather in mind, you would be limiting your options if you didn’t consider the charm of a winter wedding.

Bride wearing a faux-fur jacket