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Swellendam is a charming, pretty small town 240km from Cape Town, and as such a popular destination for weekends away, or a stop-over en route to other Overberg, Route 62 or Garden Route attractions.

The town is located at the base of the majestic Langeberg Mountains and has a fascinating colonial history, which means both natural beauty...

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The Hideaway

Swellendam
4 Garden Rooms and 1 Cottage
PPS from R 999

In historic Swellendam in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, The Hideaway Guest House is a perfect place to unwind and relax. Stylish garden rooms in this Victorian home...


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Schoone Oordt Country House

Swellendam
11 Rooms
PPS from R 1,225

An elegant country hotel in Swellendam, Schoon Oordt warmly and graciously welcomes you to experience a place passionate about some of the finest things in life: family, food...


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Moolmanshof

Swellendam
3 Bedrooms and 3 Self-Catering Cottages
PPS from R 550

In Swellendam in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, Moolmanshof (1798), is a classic example of a Cape Dutch farmhouse. Drift off to sleep in a National Monument, in one...


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Augusta De Mist Country House and Kitchen

Swellendam
3 Cottages, 2 Garden Suites, 1 Room and 1 Suite
PPS from R 860

Augusta De Mist Country Retreat is a handsome 1802 Cape Dutch National Monument set on a tranquil estate in Swellendam’s historic quarter. Secluded garden cottages and suites...


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Jan Harmsgat Country House

Swellendam
10 Bedrooms
Units from R 1,900

Jan Harmsgat Country House is the perfect stop-over spot, especially when you’re journeying across South Africa. Located on the R60 highway off the N2, it’s a short two hour...


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Aan de Oever Guest House

Swellendam
7 Bedrooms
PPS from R 550
Includes Bed & Breakfast

Located in Swellendam in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, Aan De Oever Guest House is in a picture postcard setting on the banks of the Koornlands River. This tranquil...


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Swellendam Country Lodge

Swellendam
6 Double Garden Rooms
PPS from R 595

Located in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, Swellendam Country Lodge is a place to discover and enjoy. Stylish rooms all with a private verandah, are set in a park-like...


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De Kloof Luxury Estate Boutique Hotel & Villa

Swellendam
7 Rooms and 1 Family Suite
Units from R 2,820

This stylish Cape Dutch boutique hotel is situated on large grounds in a secluded tranquil valley walking distance from the heart of Swellendam. Relax at the sparkling 12m pool...


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Swellendam travel guide

Swellendam is a charming, pretty small town 240km from Cape Town, and as such a popular destination for weekends away, or a stop-over en route to other Overberg, Route 62 or Garden Route attractions.

The town is located at the base of the majestic Langeberg Mountains and has a fascinating colonial history, which means both natural beauty and fine examples of historic architecture dating back to the 1700s can be found here.

Visitors to Swellendam enjoy the serenity and sense of unhurried daily life, but it is far from boring and there is plenty to see, do and experience.

Swellendam Attractions

  • Art & Craft: There is an Arts and Crafts Fair on the first Saturday of the month in Swellendam. Visit the Faerie Sanctuary for a fun and unusual outing little ones especially will enjoy.
  • Dine out: De Molen Pub and Bistro at the Rheenendal Mill and the Old Gaol restaurant under the oaks opposite the Moederkerk in the Main road are both recommended.
  • History: The Drostdy Museum, which is one of the best in the country. A stroll through the town will also reveal many examples of historical architecture. Klippe Rivier itself is Cape Dutch Country House, circa 1820, and was the family home of Free State Presidents Steyn and Reitz.
  • Nature & Adventure Activities: Visit the Bontebok National Park, sanctuary for the rare Bontebok. Take a walk to the waterfall in the Marloth Nature Reserve. Enjoy horse riding through the pine forests and proteas, or try canoeing or a glider flip to do some whale watching
  • Shopping: Visit Antiques and Things for lovers of old, beautiful items, Boo’s Toy shop, for the child in all of us, and Le Chocolat for unusual gifts and imported chocolates
  • Wine & liqueurs: Swellendam is best known for Youngberries (brame). You can pick your own at Wildebraam Berry Farm and you can also enjoy the delicious liqueur made here. Visit the nearby wineries on the Breede Valley wine route which has Wine Festivals throughout the year, which are loads of fun.

Our Portfolio of Swellendam Accommodation

Whether you're looking for a Guest House, B&B, country house or farm stay, Portfolio Collection has the ideal Swellendam accommodation for you. Swellendam enjoys hot summers and cold winters with some rainfall, so plan your holiday accordingly. There's something to do here no matter what the weather.