Our stunning antique reception desk in the foyer of the Manor House is open 24/7 to happily assist you with planning all aspects of your perfect visit to Swellendam, to answer all questions and cater to your every need. We so look forward to your visit!
Over The Hills
If you feel like taking the scenic route…
A trip over the breathtaking Tradouws Pass through the picturesque mission town of Suurbraak and on to Barrydale (quirky, little arty town) for an hour or two of quad-biking, then tapas lunch and wine-tasting at Joubert-Tradauw and back home.
Distance: 40 Minutes on tar road to Barrydale.
To the Sea
If you feel like a bit of a drive…
A trip down to the De Hoop Nature Reserve (wonderful whale-watching in season, some guests have seen 50 whales at a time, black jagged rock, white sand and turquoise sea, some Cape Mountain Zebra, buck, tortoises and ostriches… just beautiful!), then on to Cape Agulhas to see the southernmost tip of Africa, a stop off in Bredasdorp at Julian’s for tea and cake and then home.
Distance: about an hour on dirt road to the Nature Reserve and then about half an hour down to Agulhas, part dirt and part tar and then 20mins back to Bredasdorp and an hour from there to Swellendam on tar road.
If you feel like wine tasting…
A trip through Bonnievale on to Robertson for Wine-tasting
Starting at Weltevrede in Bonnievale for their Beautiful Rusted Soil Chardonnay, Traveling Stone Sauvignon Blanc and without missing their Philip Jonker Bubblies.