Hessequa is the name given by the indigenous Khoi, meaning ‘people of the trees’. The region nestles between the shadow of the Langeberg Mountains and the warm embrace of the Indian Ocean, and stretches from the Breede River in the west to the Gourits River in the east.
Throughout the Hessequa region you will experience warm ‘plattelandse’ hospitality, enhanced by world class gourmet goods such as olives, cheese, wine, aloe products and, of course, our very own world first – fynbos gin. The biodiversity of the area holds a pleasant surprise for anyone with a wanderer’s soul. From water adventures and whale watching to mountain biking and hiking, opportunities to explore are endless. You can also delve into the very foundations of history during a visit to Blombos Museum of Archaeology where you can view artifacts used over 75 000 years ago and find out how modern man survived in the area with the help of the indigenous fauna’s unique properties.
Come and explore a part of the Garden Route that is still undiscovered. Come and experience the Explorer’s Garden Route!