Activities

For a very comprehensive list of what there is to see and do in our beautiful town please go and check out this awesome incentive by one of the locals: http://www.visitswellendam.co.za/

We would also be happy to recommend activities so please feel free to just ask.

Our Favourites:

Below we’ve listed some of our favorites:

  • Liqueur & berries & deli tasting at Wildebraam Cellar (100m) berry season and berry picking starts 10 November (until early January)
  • Park run every Saturday at 08:00
  • Horseriding (adults & kids) in the Hermitage Valley – contact Deb 0764528347
  • Birding, hiking, & mountain biking at Marloth Nature Reserve (3km)
  • Swimming in Marloth or municipal dam or Berry Adventure Farm (1.5km) or Bontebok National Park or Umshanti (10km)
  • Golf (1.5km)
  • Cheese shop on the R60 towards Ashton (2km)
  • Under Oaks Country Market Saturday mornings 09:00 – 13:00 behind Grace & Merci
  • Winetasting at Olivedale (by appointment only)

On the Farm:

  • Kids jungle gym & sandpit
  • Swimming pool with deckchairs and the best view in town
  • Hire one of our smoking hot wood-fired hot tubs to soak away the sorrows

In-Town:

Kiddie Friendly Restaurants:

  • The Republic (Voortrek road Swellendam)
  • Wimpy (Voortrek road Swellendam)
  • Rolandale Farmstall (10.5km out on N2 towards Mosselbaai)
  • Oude Post Bistro (11.5 km out on N2 towards Mosselbaai)
  • Bonfrutti Farmstall (27km out on R60 towards Ashton)

Neighboring Towns:

And then there are loads more to do in and around neighboring towns such as:

  • Barrydale (Tradouw pass, Diesel & Crème, art galleries & wine/deli shops)
  • Montagu (Guano Caves, hot springs, dried fruit & nuts)
  • Malgas (wine tasting)
  • De Mond Nature Reserve (bird watching, fishing)
  • Bonnievale (farm stalls, wine tasting, mountain biking)
  • Suurbraak

Beaches:

And just to think the beach is also less than an hour away:

  • Agulhas (the southernmost tip of Africa, lighthouse, fishing)
  • Struisbaai (surfing, swimming, fishing)
  • Waenhuiskrans/Arniston (surfing, swimming, fishing, caves)
  • Witsand (fishing)