Bredasdorp

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General Information

Bredasdorp is a town in the Southern Overberg region of the Western Cape, South Africa.  This town is the main economic and service hub of Overberg. It was founded with the building of a Dutch Reformed Church in 1838 on the farm Langefontein. The town was named after Michiel van Breda, the first Mayor of Cape Town, who was also known as the father of South Africa's merino sheep industry.   Bredasdorp has a variety of accommodation options available from Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts to Self-catering units - the accommodation directory provides a list of advertisers for the town.

Activities and Businesses

Bredasdorp has a fantastic Shipwreck Museum, which is the only one of its kind in the country. It offers an extensive collection of artefacts and furniture from ships wrecked along the coast and also showcases pieces specific to the Overberg. One of the rooms in the Shipwreck Museum is a tribute to South African author, Audrey Blignault, who was born in Bredasdorp.  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.  

There are some great restaurants in town and surrounds to suit every visitors budget.  ​Bredasdorp has a thriving business community and provides a wide range of goods and services to its residents as well as surrounding communities.

See our business directory for a list of businesses in Bredasdorp, or add your own free business listing.

For more information, please visit www.overberg-info.co.za and www.bredasdorp-info.co.za.

Bredasdorp Tourism Office Information
Telephone: +27(0)28 424 2584
E-mail: bredasdorp@discovercapeagulhas.co.za
Address: 19 Long Street
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