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Holiday Homes 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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12 Holiday Homes in Swellendam. Enter dates to see full pricing and availability:

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...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
DSTV
TV

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R380.0

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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...

Braai Area
Pet Friendly
Full Kitchen
Parking on Premises
Fireplace
TV

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R700.0

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Alibama Cottages

Cottages, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Swellendam

Alibama Cottages is situated in the picturesque town of Swellendam, in the Cape Overberg region. The accommodation ca...

Braai Area
WiFi
TV
Parking on Premises
Fireplace

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R700.0

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Leeurivier-onder-die -Hoogte

Cottages, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Swellendam

Die Hoenderhok and Die Plaashuisie is on a farm 12 km (only 1.5km gravel road)from Swellendam and 15 minutes' drive a...

Braai Area
Fireplace
Parking on Premises
TV

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R500.0

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Stonehill River Lodge

Guest Lodge, Holiday Homes, Self Catering, Villas in Swellendam

These luxury villas with their stylish interiors and
breathtaking views of the mountains and river
complete the moo...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Internet access
Braai Area
Fireplace
TV
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen
Jacuzzi
DSTV

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On Main Luxury Self-catering

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Swellendam

We look forward to accommodate you in the 3rd oldest town in the Republic of South Africa, Nesteld at the foot of th...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Braai Area
TV

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R600.0

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Aloe Ridge Accommodation

Chalets, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Swellendam

Aloe Ridge comprises of luxurious thatched A-frame houses with ensuite bathrooms and a magnificent riverside setting....

Swimming Pool
WiFi
DSTV
Braai Area
Fireplace
Internet access
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen
TV
Wheelchair Friendly
Dishwasher

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R1173.0

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Berry Cottages @ Wildebraam Berry Estate

Apartments, Cottages, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Swellendam

Wildebraam Berry Estate offers several comfortable and charming farm units on a youngberry farm in Swellendam.

A...

Braai Area
WiFi
Internet access
Parking on Premises
Conference Facility
Laundry facilities
Pet Friendly
Aircon
TV

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R400

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Bibi's Joy

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Swellendam

In Suurbraak, on the other side of the river, is the quaint self-catering cottage, “Bibi’s Joy”, belonging to Peter a...

Parking on Premises
Fireplace
Full Kitchen

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R300.0

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The Retreat @ no 3 Weltevrede

Apartments, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Swellendam

The Retreat @ no 3 Weltevrede offers comfortable quality accommodation in a beautiful self-catering holiday home situ...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Parking on Premises
TV

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R1500

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Suurbraak Schuur

Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Swellendam

Est. 2010, Suurbraak Schuur offers extremely comfortable accommodation for holiday makers, families and business trav...

Braai Area
Pet Friendly
Parking on Premises
TV

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R1200

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47 Berg Street

Cottages, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Swellendam

Welcome to 47 Berg Street Self-Catering Accommodation. Experience the ultimate countryside getaway in the historic to...

Swimming Pool
Wheelchair Friendly
Internet access
Braai Area
WiFi
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
Fireplace

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R800

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Swellendam Church

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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 Holiday Homes

Holiday Homes offer the ultimate in private accommodation. A private home converted for holiday use, you can stay under your own rules and with no outside interference. With all basic amenities they often include wifi, cleaning services and facilities to Dstv. Holiday Homes are fairly common and often affordable means of accommodation. Another great option to consider if you have a family to take care of. Being converted from private homes, you can find them in all shapes and sizes to suit your needs.