Things to do
Swellendam has plenty of attractions and activities for everyone to enjoy. Whether you are a foodie, hiker, cyclist, golfer, wine connoisseur, history lover or just looking for a break to a picturesque town, we have something for you.
Arts and Crafts
Date: 2-4 March 2023
An eventful weekend in Swellendam and very unique to a farming community. The annual agricultural show has lots to offer from show horses to show cats, food stalls, fun rides for kids, live entertainment and many more.
Fun for young and old. Come and pick your own berries at Wildebraam Berry Estate, situated 2km from Swellendam in the beautiful Hermitage valley.
Season: June to October
During the winter months, Southern Right whales can be spotted along the south coast from Cape Town to Mosselbay. De Hoop Nature Reserve, only 50km from Swellendam, is one of the world’s best land based whale watching areas.
Canola Season – Fields of Gold
Season: July – August
Is it even canola season if you did not post a picture of yourself in a canola field? Swellendam has a big farming community, producing huge amounts of grain, Canola oil, meat & dairy as well as exporting Citrus, berries, Persimmons, wool and wine all over the world.
Around the Pot
Date: 19 July 2023
South Africa’s greatest gravel race. Various distances ranging to choose from 20, 50, 60, 100 and 200 miles. If you are an enthusiastic biker, this race is not to be missed.