Swellendam is one of the oldest towns of South Africa and has much to offer. The famous open-air Drostdy Museum, excellent restaurants, shops and art-and-craft projects, charming historical buildings, a beautiful golf course, are just a few examples. On the fringe of the town, you will find the Bontebok National Park and the Marloth Nature Reserve; nature parks that provide various possibilities for hiking, horse riding, and bird watching.
There is an endless selection of activities and day trips to choose from. A visit to the Hoop Nature Reserve to see the whales, or a drive to the southernmost point of the continent in Cape Agulhas. Canoeing on the Breede River, or a day trip through the Little Karoo with its charming rural villages. A wine tasting trip is also recommended: flower fringed roads, spectacular vineyards and world-class wines in Robertson and surroundings. The Robertson Wine Route represents about 50 wineries, from small family owned boutique wineries to medium state-of-the-art estates and large modern wineries.
Swellendam Country Lodge offers detailed route descriptions and other services if you need assistance in planning your day trips.