Swellendam is a great place to start your Garden Route adventure. Nestled at the foot of the Langenberg Mountains, Swellendam is steeped in history, Cape Dutch architecture and culture. Just 2.5 hours outside of Cape Town, it’s on the Garden Route and welcomes visitors with coffee shops, top restaurants, and beautiful surroundings.
The historical town is a popular tourist attraction and a retreat for artists. Many of the buildings date back to the 17th century when the Dutch East India Company set up the town. Visitors can meander through the town and enjoy the beautiful architecture and breathtaking views!