Swellendam Area Information

Swellendam, Gateway to the Garden-Route and Route 62

  • Relax on the banks of the Koorlands River.
  • Go for a historic walk in Swellendam (More information & a guide at reception)
  • Bird watching in our garden.
  • Relax at saltwater pool.
  • Drostdy museum and other historical national monuments
  • Golf:
    9 hole course, picturesque views on the Langeberg mountains
  • Marloth Nature Reserve:
    Wonderful walks to waterfalls, indigenous forest and even go to top of the Langeberg Mountains.
  • De Hoop Nature reserve:
    Whale watching, and cross the Breede River with the last hand operated Ferry in Africa (Malgas). Round trip of 150km, mostly on gravel road.
  • Bontebok Park:
    Cape Mountain Zebra. Bird watching. Enjoy a walk in the park. Round trip 30km.
  • Roberston:
    Wine Route. About 150km.
  • Cape Agulhas:
    Southern most point in Africa. Visit the shipwreck museum and Kapula Candles. Round trip of 240km.
  • Montagu:
    Hot sprigs or do a ride with tractor to the top of the mountains. Round trip 260km.
  • Tradouws pass:
    Worthing drive through the Langeberg Mountains into the little Karoo. Drive through Zuurbraak, Barrydale and back. Round trip of 90km.
  • Beaches:
    Infanta, Witsand, Arniston, Struis bay.
  • Sport facilities:
    Squash, Tennis, Bowling, Mountain biking, Golf.
  • Horse Riding:
    Organized riding for novices and advanced riders.