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Self Catering 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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33 Self Catering in Swellendam. Enter dates to see full pricing and availability:

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
TV
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen

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R700.0

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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...

Braai Area
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Camps

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R91.0

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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 ...

Braai Area
WiFi
TV
Parking on Premises
DSTV

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R500.0

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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...

Swimming Pool
Pet Friendly
Laundry facilities
Braai Area
WiFi
Parking on Premises
Camps

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R267.0

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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...

Swimming Pool
Wheelchair Friendly
TV
Braai Area
WiFi
Parking on Premises
Internet access

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R450.0

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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
WiFi
Dishwasher
Braai Area
Full Kitchen
DSTV
Parking on Premises
Aircon
Internet access

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R3900.0

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The Hideaway in Swellendam

Cottages, Self Catering in Swellendam

The four separate spacious, deluxe, air conditioned suites open directly onto a quiet large, private garden where we ...

Swimming Pool
Pet Friendly
DSTV
Parking on Premises
WiFi
TV
Wheelchair Friendly
Aircon

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R1455.0

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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...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
DSTV
TV

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R300.0

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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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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
Internet access
Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Parking on Premises
Camps

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R240.0

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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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R3000.0

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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...

Swimming Pool
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen
Braai Area
WiFi
DSTV

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R800.0

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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
Full Kitchen

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R300.0

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Kam'Bati River Resort

Self Catering in Swellendam

AfriCamps Forest at Kam’Bati River Resort is situated on an Overberg farm about 20km west of Swellendam. The Sonderen...

Full Kitchen
Aircon

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R1490.0

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Aloe Ridge Accommodation

Self Catering in Swellendam

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

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
TV
Braai Area
DSTV
Wheelchair Friendly
Internet access

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R1768.0

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A Hilltop Country Retreat

Bed and Breakfast, Self Catering in Swellendam

Add an "experience" to your memories. A Hilltop Country Retreat offers a variety of self-catering rooms to choose fro...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
DSTV
Braai Area
Conference Facility
Internet access
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen
TV

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R1800.0

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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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A Log Home at Buffalo Creek

Self Catering in 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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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...

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

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R2400

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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
Laundry facilities
Braai Area
WiFi
Parking on Premises
Internet access

FROM

R800

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The Aloe Canyons Guestfarm

Cottages, Guest Farms, Self Catering in Swellendam

Welcome to Aloe Canyons Guest farm near Swellendam! Peaceful nights and beautiful sights, the river flowing in front...

Braai Area
Parking on Premises
Pet Friendly

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R1000

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Vrede Vallei Guesthouse

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

Braai Area

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Joubertsdal Country Estate

Guest Farms, Self Catering in Swellendam

Situated at the foot of the Langeberg range, the Joubertsdal Farm is 400 hectares of farmland and natural fynbos. The...

Swimming Pool
Parking on Premises
TV
Braai Area
DSTV

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R1800

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SwelleN2 Farm Lodge

Guest Lodge, Self Catering in Swellendam

Log cabin with 10 rooms en suite and communal kitchen/lounge/dining area catering mainly for groups on large property...

Swimming Pool
Parking on Premises
DSTV
Braai Area
Full Kitchen

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R300

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Lantern Self Catering Cottages

Cottages, Self Catering in Swellendam

LANTERN Self-Catering Cottages offers 2 comfortable self-catering cottages and 1 double room for the traveller.

Al...

Swimming Pool
Braai Area
Parking on Premises

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R350

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Skipskop Self Catering Chalets

Chalets, Self Catering in Swellendam

Situated in Swellendam in the Western Cape, Skipskop Chalets consists of three luxurious chalets situated in the main...

Braai Area
Pet Friendly
Internet access
Parking on Premises
WiFi

FROM

R700

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Gale's View

Apartments, Bed and Breakfast, Self Catering in Swellendam

Gale's View offers comfortable accommodation in an apartment in Swellendam, just 5.5 km from the Bontebok National Pa...

Swimming Pool
Parking on Premises
TV
Braai Area
DSTV

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R700

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Bo Kapie - Swellendam

Cottages, Self Catering in Swellendam

BO-KAPIE (1833) is, as its name implies, a typical example of the multi coloured houses found in the Bo-Kaap. Nestlin...

Braai Area
Wheelchair Friendly
TV
Parking on Premises
Pet Friendly

FROM

R1760

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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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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

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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 Self Catering

Self Catering places can be found from rural to urban areas and can vary in what they offer. They allow plenty freedom and is a great inexpensive way to spend your holiday. They have been widely classified as a “Home away from home”. This is a good option for guests who don’t mind cooking their own food, and are looking for a more independent and flexible form of accommodation. For budget and large families, we would recommend self-catering for a more personalised experience.