Bredasdorp

Overberg (Western Cape)

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Bredasdorp

Bredasdorp is a town in the Southern Overberg region of the Western Cape, South Africa, and the main economic and service hub of that region. It lies on the northern edge of the Agulhas Plain, about 160 kilometres south-east of Cape Town and 35 kilometres north of Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa.

Tourist attractions of Bredasdorp include the Heuningberg Nature Reserve, many historical churches, and art galleries and craft shops. Bredasdorp is also home to the Shipwreck Museum which tells the stories of the 150 wrecks along the nearby Agulhas Reef. It is the only museum of its kind in the southern hemisphere. The town of Bredasdorp 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. Van Breda and Pieter Voltelyn van der Byl could not agree on a location for the church; as a result two churches were built, and two towns, Bredasdorp and Napier, were established.

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Three day Weather Forecast for Bredasdorp

Wednesday, 06 July 2022

Temp: 10.5°C - 17.1°C

Wind: 15.5km/h

Rain: 0mm

Sunny

Thursday, 07 July 2022

Temp: 10.3°C - 15.9°C

Wind: 30.6km/h

Rain: 3.8mm

Patchy rain possible

Friday, 08 July 2022

Temp: 12.8°C - 16.6°C

Wind: 25.9km/h

Rain: 1mm

Patchy rain possible