Lovely Old Town

This lovely old town is graced with beautiful, whitewashed buildings, museums and historical monuments. Situated close by is the Marloth Nature Reserve, the Swellendam Hiking Trail, the Breede River with its canoe trips and the Bontebok National Park and De Hoop Nature Reserve.

The town of Swellendam nestles beneath the Langeberg Mountains, Overberg, South Africa.

Swellendam is the ideal base from which to do a day trip to Cape Agulhas. Accommodation ranges from backpackers hostels and B&Bs to fine lodges. The little town is dotted with quaint coffee shops and wonderful restaurants to satisfy all palates. Swellendam is situated just 220km from Cape Town on the N2.

Rainfall is spread throughout the year with about 55% of the rain falling in summer, and 45% of the rain falling in winter. There is little wind and temperatures are moderate. The little town is clean and efficiently well run. The people are friendly and hospitable and there is a virtual absence of serious crime.

Accommodation in Swellendam

If you’re looking for the perfect weekend getaway in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, accommodation in Swellendam will offer coupl...more

Explore Swellendam

One of the most beautiful of the National Hiking Way System trails is the Swellendam Trail, on which hikers follow a circular route around t...more

History of Swellendam

Swellendam is a major historical pit-stop on the Great Wagon Road to the east. It was the first real settlement to be established in the Ove...more