The Overberg


Welcome to the captivating Overberg region, where adventure awaits amidst the awe-inspiring coastal landscapes. Embark on a tour that not only allows you to track the magnificent Marine Big 5 – including the graceful Southern Right Whale, elusive Sharks, playful Dolphins, charming Seals, and delightful Penguins – but also immerses you in the breathtaking beauty of this coastal paradise. Prepare to be enthralled by the majesty of nature, with your Scintilla guide leading you through this remarkable region, where land and sea converge.

Tour Highlights

Epic marine wildlife encounters - a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

  • First Stop
    Explore South Africa's most scenic coastal drive
    Explore South Africa's most scenic coastal drive
  • Second Stop
    Discover Betty's Bay Penguin colony
    Discover Betty's Bay Penguin colony
  • Third Stop
    Explore Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens
    Explore Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens
  • Fourth Stop
    Whale Watching from Cliff top paths (seasonal) or Wine & Dine the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
    Whale Watching from Cliff top paths (seasonal) or Wine & Dine the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
  • Last Stop
    Explore Clifftop paths, Rocky Shores and Quaint Seaside Towns
    Explore Clifftop paths, Rocky Shores and Quaint Seaside Towns
  • Inclusions
    • On board gourmet pantry.
    • Drinks (soft drinks, craft beer, wine and selected spirits).
    • Adventure gear for Active days.
    • Travelling Toy Box for families.
    • Onboard WiFi.
  • Exclusions
    • Lunch
    • Entrances Fees.
    • Adventures beyond 100km radius of Cape Town.
    • Onward transfer beyond the specified touring area
    • Luggage transfers of more than two people.
    • Extended Day Supplement – pick up before 8am and drop off after 6pm.
    • Add-on tour enhancements.

Tour Enhancements

Elevate your Overberg adventure with some of our extraordinary add-on tour enhancements

Helicopter Experience
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Hike Crystal Pools

The Crystal Pools hike offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains, fynbos vegetation, and the crystal-clear pools formed by the Steenbras River. Join an adventure specialist on this boulder-strewn trail, that leads through a rocky gorge to natural swimming pools and waterfalls.

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Helicopter Experience
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Whale-watching Boat Trip

Dyer Island and Shark Alley are renowned for their rich marine wildlife. Depending on the time of year, witness a diverse range of species, including whales, dolphins, Cape fur seals, African penguins, and great white sharks. A truly remarkable experience for nature enthusiasts.

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Helicopter Experience
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Whale-watching from Above

The South African coastline is famous for being home to Southern Right Whales during their mating season. Observe these magnificent marine giants from above as you take to the skies and fly over their breeding areas, to witness their graceful cruising and playful behaviour.

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Our Other Guided Scintilla Tours

Designed to take you off-the- beaten-track and away from the crowds, our flexible excursions highlight all the best that each region has to offer.

Cape Winelands

Excellent family-bonding time, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

City & Table Mountain

Explore Table Mountain for incredible panoramas and wander through the inner city, soaking up the magical vibe of Cape Town.

Cape Peninsula

Wild national parks, bohemian seaside villages, secluded beaches, a working fishing harbour and a surfing hub on the False Bay Coast.

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Expert Private Guides

Our hand-picked guides are specialists within their respective fields and have a deep alignment with the Scintilla brand. 


Guest Testimonials

Discover why our guests select Scintilla for their travel to Southern Africa.

Hi Cuan.  Just wanted you to know we have had an amazing time in Namibia!  What an experience!  Yesterday we stopped off at a bar in a very remote village after tracking elephants and had beers and danced with the locals which was fantastic.  Between the orphanage, stops in many villages, the kids we’ve gotten to meet, the Himba village and of course all the animals it has just been incredible.  You organized quite a trip for us!  And now, Botswana!!!

The Soloman Family, USA

My week in Namibia was sensational and went seamlessly. From the welcoming pickup from the airport to the beautiful accommodations and fascinating road-trip across much of the country, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Of particular note, the food at Hoodia Desert Lodge was impeccable and the al fresco lunch prepared by the guide after the visit to Deadvlei and Sossusvlei was simply magical. The sundowners at both Hoodia and Onduli Ridge were top-notch, each offering breathtaking views and fabulous Namibian gin cocktails and bites. What made the entire journey so easily enjoyable was the daily itineraries and maps presented to me upon arrival and the overall organization and attention to detail. My solo sojourn was truly flawless, and I will recommend it widely!

Sarah Scott, ZA

Cuan, everything going to plan so far with stunning weather and excellent service and amazing wildlife in Etosha!! Thanks again for your professionalism. Everything has been magical, and we have definitely brought some luck with us being the first group to find the elephants only after 10 minutes of looking !! Really appreciate your help, and I will be recommending you to our friends back home.

Tom Last, AU

Our guide Charlene was out of this world. She was charming, intelligent, and fun and she showed us the best of Cape Town while also educating us on the journey Cape Town has taken from Apartheid through today. We were fascinated, engaged, and overjoyed to spend our final days in Africa with her. She is truly outstanding.

Paul & Wendy, UK

The trip was FANTASTIC, and our guide Marcus was absolutely superb! We took all of his recommendations for our last free day in the city and can’t thank him enough for the stellar suggestions.

Thomas & Mary Louise, Canada

Please convey my thanks to the Cape Town guiding teams! Without a doubt our most memorable moment of the trip was our visit to the Cape Peninsula with our guide, Chizzy. A major positive, thrilling time. The penguins, picnic and swim at the reservoir, continual birthday celebrations for Jack’s 18th Birthday were all home runs.

Suzanne, Jack & Family, USA

The most important thing for me to tell you is that we had a fabulous time with James exploring the Peninsula of Cape Town! Along with our visit to the Zeitz Museum, our day with James was a highlight of the time we spent in South Africa. He was friendly and open about discussing his experiences growing up with apartheid which I really appreciated. I enjoyed the towns we visited, the restaurant where we had lunch, our visit with the penguins, and our hike out to the shipwreck. Thank you!!

Emma & Lori, USA

Well, we finished up Cape Town this evening, heading to safari tomorrow. We loved the country tour and winery tour, absolutely amazing. Also, our guide for both days, was one of the best we have ever had. We couldn’t imagine a better time and she couldn’t be more flexible. Thank you for setting up this first part of the vacation and setting us up with the tours.

Cory & Heather, USA

It was great! Everything worked out perfectly! We absolutely loved the Sidecar experience – wow, was that fun! We loved our guide in Cape Town, Josh, he was the BEST! He was so fun. We took him for dinners and played golf with him! We just thought Cape Town was fantastic. Wine Country was great. Fantastic.

Joseph, Marsha & Family, USA

On Saturday, we met our guide, Charlene, who was OUTSTANDING. We had missed the Zeitz Museum, and she was happy to let us rearrange our schedule so that we could tour it as well as taking me to a beautiful craft market to buy gifts.  On arriving in the wine country, we enjoyed an amazing lunch at La Motte.  With Charlene's background in wines, she was able to recommend the best wineries to visit on the winetram, as well as several good restaurants in the area.

William & Constance, USA

Cape Town was so scenic and beautiful.  Had an interesting visit around town and to the houses of parliament with a very accommodating guide James.  James made that whole experience everything it was and deserves a lot of credit. What a great place to visit!  What phenomenal food!  What masters of hospitality they all are in Africa!

Jeffery & Barbara, Canada