The Overberg region literally lies over the Hottentots-Holland Mountains via Sir Lowry’s Pass or the scenic R44 Clarence Drive – approximately a 90 minutes drive from Cape Town international Airport. The region stretches from the Hottentots-Holland Mountains in the west, to Swellendam in the east. In the north it reaches as far as the Riviersonderend Mountains. The major towns are Elgin, Botrivier, Kleinmond, Greyton, Hermanus, Gansbaai, Stanford, Bredasdorp, Swellendam and Cape Agulhas, the Southernmost point of Africa. Hermanus boasts the best land-based whale watching along its cliff path, whilst Gansbaai is famous for sightings of the Great White sharks. The Overberg is also known for its mountain ranges, beautiful beaches, wild flowers (fynbos), abundant bird-life and fields of canola from July to October every year.