If you only have time, to visit one place in the Overberg, then make sure it is Rouxwil Country House. O Neland Thys are the most wonderful hosts and warmly invite you into their home.
The rooms are huge,with wonderful patios, looking out onto the fields (baby springbok are very cute!). There is a small swimming pool to cool off in after a warm summer's day.
O Nel took us on a trip around the farm. We saw Thys harvesting the wheat crop and fields full of blue cranes.
Then there is the food - only one word to describe this "excellent". We had the highlight of Thys's braii one night. I will always remember the bread cooked in the fire with butter, chhese and jam.....Breakfasts were also a wonderful feast.
This is a working farm, so you get to see the real life of a South African farmer, and meet the wonderful dogs. Their 2 collies (Spike and Jock) took us on a wonderful walk around the farm. Glad they knew where they were going!
Rouxwil is an excellent spot to either just chill out or it makes an excellent base for touring. Hermanus is around 40 minutes away, Francshhoek the same. Even closer is one of the newer wine areas, Elgin. Fantastic wines here and very friendly estates and beautiful in November and December when the roses are out.
All in all great spot to recharge the batteries with friendly hosts and excellent food. Make sure you visit!