I love the Overberg. I love the vastness of it, the feeling of space all around me. The mountains and the valleys make it feel like miles between the rich agricultural earth and the deep blue skies dotted with the puffy rainmaking clouds that the area produces. I love the fact that you can drive for distances and never get tired of the views that change seasonally.
One of my most favorite places in the Overberg is found between Botrivier and Caledon. I have written a blog about it before https://samscapes.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/dassiesfontein-a-modern-day-aladdins-cave/ I could spend years in this place and still find new things. From the outside it looks quite unassuming. It’s only once inside that the scope of it astounds you. All kinds of treasures are to be found here.
I am not going to go into the rabbit hole of delights to be found here but what I do want to mention is the the fresh farm bread, baked while you wait or have a meal, in an old wood burning stove. The farm meals served are a delight, especially the farm breakfast. The ambience is wonderful. A toasty fire warms the eating area which is reflected in the glass of hundreds of homemade crystal chandeliers, that hang from the dark old wooden beams overhead. Who knows what stories those old wooden beams could tell if they could but only speak?
If old treasures are your ‘thing’ and you love simple wholesome food, it is well worth it to take a break from your journey to make a stop here. I can well recommend it.