Onrus in the Overberg on the Cape Whale Coast

Onrus is a typical laid-back holiday town and home to several famous artists and authors such as Jan Rabie, Elsa Joubert, Uys Krige, Gregoire Boonzaaier and Marjorie Wallace amongst others.


Typically known for lush growth of Milkwood trees, this tranquil seaside village offers ideal water sport opportunities. Swimming is safe and the lagoon is warmer than the sea where lifeguards are generally on duty during season time.
Whales come extremely close to the shoreline and are an absolute joy to watch from the Milkwood Restaurant where you can enjoy a great meal on the waters' edge.

There are several local art galleries which should not be missed in addition to craft and speciality shops.

  • Gallery Gregoire
  • The Mission House Gallery
  • The Atelier d'art Gallery
    Main Road
    Tel: 028 316 3238
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming