Swellendam’s Booklet  is a fully interactive experience. Click the pictures and find yourself viewing videos, reading blogs, learning about the history of this wonderful area.Swellendam and its six  beautiful satellite ”dorpies” is one of South Africa’s best-kept secrets.

There’s truly something for everyone, no matter if you’re a history buff, sports fanatic, wildlife fan, adrenaline junkie, birder, wine and liqueur lover, foodie or just looking for a family break!

The towns and villages that make up the Greater Swellendam Area are Swellendam, Suurbraak, Barrydale, Buffeljachts, Stormsvlei, Malagas and Cape Infanta – each has its own very special identity.


There is something for every taste. Our restaurants are owner managed. Food & service comes with pride and attention to detail – where possible, food is locally sourced and prepared with passion.read more »


You’re on the doorstep of some of the greatest wine routes, on the front stoep of some of the most glorious mountains, in the lap of tremendous unspoilt beaches and awesome attractions.

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Stay in guesthouses, B&B’s, historical buildings, cottages, arty hotels, and mountain cabins. Expect a warm welcome and excellent service, from people who will share the secrets of this beautiful place.

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Something for everyone and on the way to everywhere. History buffs, sports fanatics, wildlife fans, adrenaline junkies, birders, families, water babies, wine & liqueur lovers and foodies: Unite.

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There are some great things planned for the Swellenberry weekend – order a bag of Berry Big Deals…

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Flowers and Music

AFTER THE EXCITEMENT   of Heritage Weekend, when Swellendam was filled with trail runners undertaking the Marloth Mountain Challenge, cyclists enjoying the…

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Monstrous Trails at Marloth

The MMC is set on the Swellendam Hiking Trail, one of South Africa’s most sought-after hiking trails…

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Visiting Angels


STEEP has been providing business support to local SMMEs, and this week 13 of them started their 5 day accredited entrepreneurial workshop…

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