is one of South Africa’s best-kept secrets and 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!
In 2011, Swellendam re-declared itself a Republic, repeating the actions of the rebellious burghers of 1795. You can read the story and many other delightful tales in Swellendam’s Booklet
A Republic of community, unity, love, art, music, good food, and beauty. A Republic in which people show that they care about one another and about the environment in which they live, that they treasure wildlife and nature.
A Republic which draws together the towns and villages that make up the Greater Swellendam Area – Swellendam, Suurbraak, Barrydale, Buffeljachts, Stormsvlei, Malagas and Cape Infanta.
The people of these lovely ‘dorpies ‘are looking forward to welcoming you to their very special Republic.
NEW: Bride of Swellendam Competition! Win a fabulous 2 nights at the beautiful, exclusive Schoone Oordt Country House Hotel
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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