What to do

The town of Swellendam lies at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains. It is the perfect base from where to explore the Overberg Region, offering something for everyone, history, sports and adrenaline activities, wildlife, wine and good food... 

Mountain bike Trails

Have joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift. Look deeper into the beauty of Swellendam Nature Reserve through Mountain Biking.



Buffeljachts Watersport

Peace, tranquility, adventure and excitement – Fun for everyone!
Enjoy nature’s wonderland with boat cruises, swimming, canoeing, hiking/cycling to stunning mountain pools, waterskiing, and much more.


Marloth Nature Reserve

Marloth Nature Reserve is a hidden gem in the majestic Swellendam Mountains

Marloth Nature Reserve is hidden away in the imposing Swellendam Mountains, between Swellendam, Ashton, Barrydale and Suurbraak.

Swellendam Nature and hiking trails

Swellendam Hiking Trail - Footprint Hiking Club

Marloth Nature Reserve, Swellendam, Western Cape Province

The Swellendam Hiking Trail is one of those trails that seem to have been around for ever but very few people that you speak to among the hiking community, seem to have hiked it. It is not an easy trail, especially under the extreme weather conditions that occur in the mountains, but this should not put you off as it is also a very spectacular trail and certainly one that should appear on any 'to do' of any serious hiker. The full trail is 6 days duration but there are shorter routes available ranging from single day walks to hikes of 2,3,4 and 5 days.


Swellendam Museums and Hostory

Drostdy Museum

The Drostdy was built by the Dutch East India Company in 1747 to serve as residence and official headquarters for the Landdrost. Soon after a gaol, a house for the secretary, a mill and various outbuildings were erected.


Horse Trails With Two Feathers

Join Two Feathers Horse trails for an exhilarating tour of the Swellendam forests, rivers and mountains on horseback.

Two Feathers Horse Trails offer scenic rides through forests, across rivers and along the foothills of the Langeberg Mountain Range. All levels of riders are welcome.

Swellendam Nature and hiking trails

Star-gazing in Swellendam

Swellendam Stargazers was born after a group of enthusiastic astronomers decided to share their passion (and telescopes) with the general public!

A 40 to 60 minute presentation is given and the group is then split into two for a tour of the night skies. A three course meal is also available should you wish to choose this option. Presentations are given every Monday evening at Wildebraam Berry Estate.

Swellendam Museums and Hostory

Bukkenburg Pottery Studio

Bukkenburg Pottery Studio, Gallery & Guest Cottage
Swellendam – Western Cape – South Africa

Our move to Swellendam in 1996 was a natural extension of our life together. The search for a quiet country town close to the mountains and the sea but not too far from a big centre had been going on for many years.


Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery

 Art Gallery, Gifts & Art Material

Kunstehuijs Art Gallery represents some of South Africa's prominent artists. We also have a 2 room Art Material shop, stocking Winsor & Newton, Prime Art, Dala and Kunstehuijs Canvases




-34.034556, 20.428351
217 Voortrek Street,
South Africa

-34.019064, 20.4404413
1 Janssens Street,
South Africa
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