The name, derived from Dutch - Over 't Berg, means "over the mountain" (Hottentots-Holland Mountain) and is a reference to the region's location relative to Cape Town. Only 2 hours drive away from City bustle and high-rises, the Overberg has grown into an economic hub and soulful region dominated by hills, valleys and ocean. It's main income derives from farming and eco tourism. The people of the Overberg respects mother nature and all she has to offer. Every year thousands of visitors come for various top class festivals and whale watching. The art and culture scene is abundant here, and restaurants compete globally with sensational menus. Romansbaai is part of the Overberg region and neighbours the harbour town of Gansbaai.
Romansbaai neighbors Gansbaai, Kleinbaai and Danger Point in the Overberg. We are snuggly nestled between with busy town life, holiday travellers and one of the Overberg’s most enigmatic tourist attractions - the Danger Point Lighthouse on our doorstep. We are just 30 minutes drive from the whale watching capital Hermanus and two hours from Cape Town along picturesque roads. Small town does not mean small minded.
How to get to Gansbaai from Cape Town: Click here
From Gansbaai: Drive through Gansbaai from Stanford and at the four-way stop after the Municipality offices and Library on the right, turn right to Kleinbaai and Danger Point. Travel along the tar road for 1,6km & turn right to Danger Point. After 900 meters, turn right into the entrance of Romansbaai.
GPS Co-Ordinates: 34.612604 S, 19.342092 E
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Calling all adrenaline junkies and closet nature fanatics... Time to live it, not just dream it. No more slogging of outdoor gear to your destination, simply live here. Romansbaai Beach estate is any active persons dream.
Walk, hike, run, ride, climb or simply just stop and look around you in awe. You’re surrounded here by tranquility and possibilities. You can push yourself and calm your soul. Stretch your limits or embrace your fears - all within your own backyard. The ocean offers you diving, snorkeling, fishing, surfing and for those who need the ultimate thrill - shark cage diving, one of Gansbaai’s main revenues and attractions.
There is plenty of group activities, making friends and joining the community while experiencing nature. Kayak with regulars in Gansbaai, join the hiking club or experience nature on a quad bike with panoramas worth tweeting about. Our region offers mountain biking clubs and hiking groups. There is so much to do and the community is warm and welcoming. Stretch your limits with local marathons, mountain biking races and ocean outings. Romansbaai will be home before you know it.