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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.

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Swellendam Reviews

4.4 out of 5

Andrew Connold

Relaxed and safe atmosphere. Lots of places and museums of historical interest. Good restaurants and convenient grocery/food shopping. Friendly peo...

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Swellendam Reviews

Andrew Connold
07 January 2019

Relaxed and safe atmosphere. Lots of places and museums of historical interest. Good restaurants and convenient grocery/food shopping. Friendly people. Well located as a base to explore the Southern Cape.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Ayesha Abrahams
14 October 2018

Kind hearted and down to earth natured people.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Jaco Badenhorst
05 September 2018

Historic town with lots of activities and very clean. Also one of the safest in Western Cape.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Desiree du Plessis
03 September 2018

The beautiful nature and visiting some of the historic buildings.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Saskia Valente
15 August 2018

The nature reserve.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5

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... Show more