The Western Cape’s scenic Swellendam is a must-visit and if you’re looking for things to do, here are four you have to check out…
Bontebok National Park
Bontebok National Park is South Africa’s smallest national park and is home to the rare Bontebok antelope. Visitors to the park can enjoy hiking trails, picnicking and birdwatching amidst the scenic landscapes. It’s an excellent spot for all nature lovers to visit!
Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam
Take a leisurely stroll along Swellendam’s historic main street, Swellengrebel Street. Here, you’ll find a collection of well-preserved Cape Dutch and Victorian architecture, quaint shops and charming cafes.
This historic building dates back to 1747 and is now a museum showcasing the history of Swellendam and the Overberg region. It offers insight into the town’s colonial past and the lives of its early settlers. A must-see.
Marloth Nature Reserve, Swellendam
Located just outside Swellendam, Marloth Nature Reserve is a beautiful wilderness area with hiking trails and abundant flora and fauna. You can hike to waterfalls, enjoy birdwatching, and even encounter some wildlife, including the resident bushbuck.