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Bredasdorp

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Situated 25km north of Cape Agulhas, Bredasdorp is a centre for wool, grain and dairy farming and lying in the heart of the Overberg, backpackers will certainly know that they are in the “bread basket” of Africa...

Founded in 1838, Bredasdorp was named after the father of South Africa’s merino sheep industry and Cape Town's first major, Michael van Breda.

One of the highlights of Bredasdorp is the Maritime museum which is home to many of the shipwrecks this coastline has caused - the most famous of these being the HMS Birkenhead. This fantastic Shipwreck Museum is well worth visiting.

Bredasdorp maintains its rural, ‘dorp’ type atmosphere and, like many of the little towns in this part of the world, offers a real ‘getaway’ from the madding crowds for city dwellers and for budget travellers.

The Heuningberg Nature Reserve at the top end of Van Riebeeck Street in Bredasdorp is a must for nature lovers and birders and offers various short hikes and walks in the nearby mountain.