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Guest Farms in 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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6 Guest Farms in Swellendam. Enter dates to see full pricing and availability:

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....

Braai Area
WiFi
Internet access
Parking on Premises
DSTV
TV

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R850.0

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The Lismore Cottage

Cottages, Guest Farms, Self Catering in Swellendam

Lismore Farm has been in the Barry family since 1844. Situated 3 km beyond the quaint village of Suurbraak, on th...

Braai Area
Pet Friendly
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen

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R1020.0

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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...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen

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R1800.0

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Schoone Oordt Country House

Guest Farms, Guest Houses in Swellendam

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

Swimming Pool
DSTV
Aircon
TV

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R3000.0

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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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R2847.0

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The Berry Guest Farm

Guest Farms in Swellendam

We would like to invite you to join us at The Berry Guest Farm. We have transformed the farmhouse and barns into lux...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
Braai Area
TV

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R446.0

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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.

About Guest Farms

Guest Farms could very well be the most idyllic South African form of accommodation. If you are out in the country you should definitely consider staying at a Guest Farm. From romantic getaways to a family holiday, they are perfect. They can range from absolutely luxurious to comfortable and you could easily find one that suits your budget. If you have children they will easily be occupied by the animals and nature that surround. They are often well staffed with a restaurant on the premises and well situated amongst various nature activities. Heading into the country? Have a look at our Guest Farms listing on Accommodirect.