Living the Breede - Wooden House
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- Plot 397, Malagas, 7441, Western Cape
Malagas is a settlement on the banks of the Breede River in the Overberg region of the Western Cape. Malagas is 280 km or a 2 and a half hour drive from Cape Town, or approximately 30 km south east of Swellendam, accessible along a gravel road off the N2 highway.
Malagas is a bird-watching paradise and African fish eagle, Cape vulture, white stork, sunbird and blue crane are commonly sighted. The name Malagas is probably derived from the Portuguse “mangas de velludo” which means “velvet sleeves”, referring to the cape gannet with its black-tipped wings.
The famous Whale Trail begins in the Potberg area and ends in De Hoop. The nostalgic pontoon ferry at Malagas operates from sunrise to sunset and is the last man-hauled pontoon cable ferry in South Africa.
Malagas is described as a place of exceptional beauty and peacefulness, framed by the Potberg Mountain range. Tidal action reaches 55 km up-river and fishing kabeljou, grunter, leervis and steenbras is any fisherman’s delight. The river is renowned as the best estuary fishing location in the country.