Swellendam, a No. 1 Destination When Visiting South Africa! Part Two

Swellendam, a No. 1 Destination When Visiting South Africa! THE CAPE OVERBERG, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA, Part Two     I left off in part one, with the trending term, “Swellendam Has It All”.  I mentioned before, that over the years, casual visitors have returned to settle. Some overseas tourists have bought a house here […]

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Swellendam, a No. 1 Destination When Visiting South Africa!

Swellendam, a No. 1 Destination When Visiting South Africa! THE CAPE OVERBERG, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA, Part One Once you’ve arrived at Cape Town International Airport, collected the vehicle for your journey, you might spend a few days in Cape Town. However, soon you will head away from the city bustle, over the Hottentots-Holland Mountains […]

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Be tempted, Come & Visit Swellendam, South Africa

One of the most memorable aspects of travel for me is food. I’m talking about the wonderful opportunity to taste all those different flavours, experience the textures and take in the colours from dishes all over, broaden your culinary horizon and celebrate the diversity. Cooking is one of my hobbies and a small pleasure, so […]

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Malgas Pont

Dating back to 1914, the Malgas Pont is the oldest hand drawn pont and last of its kind in South Africa, offering a safe crossing for vehicles over the Breede River. Situated in Maglas (formerly Malagas) just forty five minutes’ drive from Swellendam in the Overberg, Western Cape. The pontoon is a large floating barge […]

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The Coronation Double Century

Everyone waits for this event, year in year out; it’s the 26th CDC….wowza!! The Coronation Double Century, IT’S ‘GOOSEBUMPS’ FANTASTIC. Everyone gets busy preparing, there’s an absolute buzz around town and the excitement builds from weeks out. This time of year is always a hoot, everyone gets involved! With our country markets, various marathons and […]

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An honor and a Privilege – PART TWO

Fleur Van Eeden, Cathy’s daughter is a pretty special person, she’s our local celebrity, a very successful South African stunt performer. She grew up in Swellendam, 218-kilometers drive from Cape Town. From the age of two, Fleur was climbing trees, in her teens she took up white-water rafting, and horse riding and, as a young […]

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An Honor and a Privilege – PART ONE

Aan de Oever Guest House recently enjoyed the company of two very special visitors. We’d had an invitation to request Cathy Van Eeden from Swellendam Tourism, to come and photograph and do an information blog about our establishment. It was Cathy’s idea to personalise it, by focusing on the people who make it all happen. […]

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