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Overstrand Local Municipality (WC032)

Geography, History & Economy

Overstrand Local Municipality is part of Overberg District Municipality.

MDB code: WC032

Description: The Overstrand Local Municipality is a Category B municipality located within the Overberg District in the Western Cape Province. It borders the Indian Ocean in the south, having a vast stretch of coastline. It is the smallest of four municipalities in the district, making up 14% of its geographical area. The seat of Overstrand is Hermanus.
 Ultimately, its unique offerings of the ultimate experience in land-based whale watching and shark cage diving, pristine Blue Flag beaches, excellent wine industry, and top-class restaurants and accommodation make it an attractive tourist destination with a variety of activities.

Area: 1 675km²

Cities/Towns: Betty's Bay, Birkenhead, De Kelders, Fisherhaven, Franskraal, Gansbaai, Hawston, Hermanus, Kleinmond, Onrus, Pearly Beach, Pringle Bay, Rooi-Els, Sandbaai, Stanford, Van Dyksbaai, Vermont

Main Economic Sectors: Transport, storage and communication (11,3%), finance, insurance, real estate and business services (31.2%), wholesale (15.5%), manufacturing (13,9%), commercial services

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