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About Swellendam

High up on the list of most attractive towns in the Cape Province, Swellendam lies in the shadows of the resplendent Langeberg Mountains and alongside the Cape’s largest water source, the Breede River.

The town is the third oldest in South Africa and at one brief stage in its his... read more

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Swallow Creek Cottages

Cottages, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Buffeljagsrivier, Swellendam

Swallow Creek Cottages are situated in Buffeljagsrivier on a quiet small holding with a beautiful view of the mountai...

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R700.0

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Fleckvieh Guestfarm @ Grootvadersbosch Landgoed

Camps, Cottages, Guest Farms, Self Catering in Swellendam

Fleckvieh Guestfarm @ Grootvadersbosch Landgoed offers self-catering units and is located on a private WORKING farm s...

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R288.0

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Braeside Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast in Swellendam

5 en-suite rooms all beautifully and individually decorated. Quality beds and linens. Swimming pool and spacious gard...

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R900.0

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Kwetu Guest Farm

Guest Farms in Buffeljagsrivier, Swellendam

Three comfortable self-catering one bedroom cottages. Two are alongside a dam. Sleeps two privately. Bed/s in lounge....

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R1100.0

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Elianthe Guesthouse

Guest Houses in Swellendam

Elianthe Guesthouse is a Victorian building over 180 years old, which has been renovated to become a country retreat ...

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R600.0

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Appelsbosch Farm Cottage

Cottages, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Swellendam

Appelsbosch Guest House is a four-bedroom cottage sleeping up to seven guests, with two bathrooms and a fully equippe...

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R380.0

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Wolfkloof Boerdery

Backpacker, Camps, Cottages, Self Catering in Swellendam

Wolfkloof Boerdery has several accommodation options to cater for a range of guests. From cosy cottages to camping yo...

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R96.0

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A Log Home at Buffalo Creek

Self Catering in Buffeljagsrivier, Swellendam

Our self-catering Log Home may be rustic but it has everything that you need for your break away. It can sleep up to ...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
Braai Area
DSTV

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R1200.0

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Gaikou Lodge

Guest Houses in Swellendam

The luxury units with their great feeling of space will invite you to relax to the cooling sound of bird song and run...

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R1300.0

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Paddavleitjie Self Catering

Self Catering in Swellendam

Paddavleitjie (Frog pond) is a walled property with electric gates and a garden. Every apartment has a covered patio ...

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R500.0

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Stonehill River Lodge

Self Catering in Swellendam

Combine the idyllic setting of the Breede River with the luxury of the Stonehill Resort lodges and you have all the i...

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R2400

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Aan de Bergen Guest House

Guest Houses in Swellendam

Set on the grounds of a rare plant nursery in the historic town of Swellendam, is Aan de Bergen Guesthouse. With moun...

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R475.0

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Augusta De Mist Country Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Cottages, Guest Houses in Swellendam

Give us a quick call at +27285142425 to see if we are running any specials. We have 2 five-star cottages, 2 garden su...

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R1140.0

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Impangele

Cottages, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Swellendam

The three en-suite rooms in the main house are beautifully furnished in contemporary style, each one is uniquely them...

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R415.0

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Hermitage Huisies

Cottages in Swellendam

Our little farm, in the picturesque Hermitage Valley, is situated just 2km’s outside of Swellendam at the foot of the...

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R630.0

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Somerset Gift Getaway Farm

Guest Farms, Self Catering in Swellendam

The setting is simply idyllic, with stunning 5 star views of the mountain, green pastures where cattle and horses gra...

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R1000.0

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Schoone Oordt Country House

Boutique Hotels, Guest Houses in Swellendam

Schoone Oordt Country House is a charming country hotel in Swellendam South Africa, possibly the best of Swellendam a...

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R2385.0

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Rotterdam

Apartments, Guest Farms, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Swellendam

The thatch roof building called De Wagenhuis has seven rooms in total. Three of the five rooms on top floor is en-sui...

Swimming Pool

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R1090.0

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Guesthouse LaRachelle

Guest Houses in Swellendam

The non-smoking en-suite bedrooms have an ambience of tranquility and style. Each unit has a separate entrance openin...

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R550.0

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Marloth Lodge Swellendam

Bed and Breakfast, Cottages, Guest Lodge, Self Catering in Swellendam

The Lodge offers quality accommodation for groups, families and solo travelers alike. Entertainment outside braai fac...

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R380.0

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Marula Lodge Guesthouse

Guest Houses in Swellendam

Marula Lodge is a modern,african styled Guesthouse with a friendly atmosphere, situated in the picturesque town of Sw...

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R720.0

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Windmill Guesthouse

Guest Houses in Swellendam

A hidden gem in the historic town of Swellendam

Situated just of the main street of Swellendam, the Windmill Guestho...

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R650.0

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Arumvale Country House

Self Catering in Swellendam

Arumvale is situated in a lightly trafficked environment surrounded by farmlands , within 200 meters of a running mou...

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Full Kitchen
Braai Area
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R600.0

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Chris-Elle Wedding & Self Catering

Camps, Caravan Parks, Cottages, Self Catering in Swellendam

The free-standing cottage with a double bed, and sleeper couch that is open-plan to the kitchen area. There are 2 sin...

Swimming Pool
Conference Facility
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Full Kitchen
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Camps

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R240.0

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African Shades Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast in Swellendam

We offer six en-suite rooms (four twin rooms, one family cottage and one luxury King-size room). All our rooms are lo...

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R595.0

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Farmhouse holiday

Guest Farms in Swellendam

Farmhouseholidays offers you the opportunity to stay in a renovated Farmhouse, and feel like a real farmer. Not a cot...

Swimming Pool
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Dishwasher
Braai Area
Full Kitchen

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R1090.0

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Winterson en Somerkoelte

Guest Houses, Self Catering in Swellendam

Winterson en Somerkoelte is situated in Swellendam and offers guests a choice of self-catering units that can sleep b...

Swimming Pool
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R320.0

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Jan Harmsgat Country House

Guest Farms in Swellendam

The guest house is a 2 hour drive from Cape Town, on a working farm in the scenic Klein Karoo winelands region of Sou...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
DSTV
Parking on Premises
Bar
Laundry facilities

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R2720.0

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Frog Mountain Getaway

Self Catering in Swellendam

The Kilpin family would like to welcome you to their beautiful secluded farm in the Langeberg Mountains near Swellendam.

Swimming Pool
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Braai Area
Full Kitchen
DSTV
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Aircon
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R1300.0

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Cypress Cottage

Bed and Breakfast, Cottages in Swellendam

Full of character, the six comfortable and individual bedrooms have tasteful combinations of old and contemporary fur...

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Gym
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R600.0

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Popular Destinations

Buffeljagsrivier

Nearby Attractions & Landmarks

Swellendam Church

More info about Swellendam

High up on the list of most attractive towns in the Cape Province, Swellendam lies in the shadows of the resplendent Langeberg Mountains and alongside the Cape’s largest water source, the Breede River.

The town is the third oldest in South Africa and at one brief stage in its history was an independent republic until the British colonised the country and dismantled the feeble structure.

Swellendam was established in 1740 and named in honour of the Dutch East India Governor Hendrik Swellengrebel and his wife, Helena ten Damme. The town was the administrative centre and magisterial district for the entire region, a thriving settlement until a fire and devastating drought led to its demise. However, Swellendam remains an important wool producing area and an enjoyable stopover for travellers on their way to the Garden Route.

There are over 50 buildings with national heritage classification, many of which are designed in Cape Dutch style. And the monolithic Dutch Reformed church dominates the skyline.

 

Top 6 reasons to visit Swellendam

1. Your first stop should be the Drostdy Museum, a series of buildings showcasing a typical 18th century farm scene with old craftsmen tools on display and an old gaol, now used as a restaurant.

2. Hikers will enjoy the hiking trails laid out in the Marloth Game Reserve. The routes pass rock pools, a waterfall and an ancient forest. The two peaks called 10 o’clock and 12 o’clock are both over 1km in height, enough to see the ocean 80km away!

3. Youngberries are grown in Swellendam. Visit the tasting room at Wildebraam Berry Estate to try the various berry liqueurs and pick up a bag of fresh berries. Youngberry picking takes place at the end of the year and the public are invited to pick their own and pay by the kilogram.

4. The Breede River is a fishing hotspot, expect to catch carp, bass and catfish. This vast river runs for 322km, plenty of space to find a quiet, shady tree.

5. The Continent of Sulina, billed a fairy (faerie?) sanctuary, is filled with all sorts of magical characters, from trolls to gnomes, and spread throughout their gardens. The facility has a meditation centre. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

6. Swellendam boasts a number of fabulous eateries located in lovely settings; some alongside a stream, and others in historic homes. Most offer breakfasts and light lunches to cater for the passing traveller.

 

Transport

Swellendam is precisely equidistant from two airports, Cape Town International and the domestic George Airport, both located 105km away. Several car rental agencies are based in Swellendam and at the airports to hire a vehicle, or you could order a rental online. There are a number of metered taxi companies in the town. Shuttle service operators transport visitors between the airports and Garden Route towns.

 

Did you know?

Swellendam residents will tell you that they can tell the time based on where the shadows fall from the Langeberg mountain peaks high above the town.

The nearby Bontebok National Park was established in 1931 to conserve the Bontebok antelope after it was found that only 17 existed throughout the Cape. The buck has since recovered and there are now over 200 in the park.

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