Swellendam holidays

Swellendam is one of South Africa’s oldest settlements and is situated on the N2 approximately 240km from both Cape Town and George. Lying at the foot of the beautiful Langeberg Mountains this place is famous for its architecture and history. The open-air complex of the Drostdy Museum consists of several historic buildings including official, town and country dwellings dating from the 18th to mid-19th centuries. Visit the Dutch Reformed ‘Moederkerk’ with its eclectic architectural features, including Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and vernacular Cape elements. Situated along the southern slopes of the Langeberg Mountains, the Marloth Nature Reserve is a botanist’s dream with an abundance of wild flowers and fynbos. Hiking trails have been established for keen walkers. The De Hoop nature reserve has seven distinct eco-systems and is a sanctuary for birds and wildlife such as the endangered bontebok and Cape mountain zebra. This is also an excellent spot to view the southern right whales with their calves from August to November. Within the town itself are several restaurants and cafés, plus a variety of accommodation options from hotels and luxury guesthouses to B&B’s and chalets.

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