About halfway between Cape Town and Mossel Bay, Swellendam is a good stopping point. More than 250 years old, Swellendam is preserved in small-town charm with wide streets, neatly preserved Cape Dutch and Victorian buildings, and excellent places to enjoy some South African food.
Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain. Slowly rotating cable cars climb to the mountain’s flat top, from which there are sweeping views of the city, the busy harbour and boats heading for Robben Island, the notorious prison that once held Nelson Mandela, […]
‘Dappat se Gat’ is a beach popular with surfers, with warm water, rocky cliffs and small caves that offer protection from the wind. It is not a recommended spot for swimmers due to the dangerous rip current.
Signal Hill, which connects Kloof Nek to Lion’s Head, in the distinctive shape of a lion’s rump, is one of the most famous spots in Cape Town for sundowners. Views from the 350m high summit are nothing short of spectacular, particularly at night, and picnic dinners with accompanying drinks are something of a capital pastime.
Located just 20 minutes from the city centre and en route to the Cape West Coast you will find this beach easily. Dolphin Beach is a hive of activity as it has perfect conditions for wind and kite surfing, but if you’re planning on getting into the water please note that there are no lifeguards on […]
About 40 km to the east of Cape Town, lying in the shadow of a continuous belt of Cape fold mountains, lies a series of generous valleys known as the Cape Winelands – a collection of historic towns, little hamlets and Cape Dutch farmsteads that provide well-regarded South African wines to the world. These mountains create an […]
The essence of the Biedouw Valley is captured just after the rains when it becomes endowed with an array of spring flowers that capture the imagination of many a visitor here. Local farmers restrict their herds from grazing in the valley during the flower season to assist this glory. Yellow-and-white nemesias nestle alongside blue heliophilas, […]
Duiwelsbos Waterfall is a 6.9 kilometre lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Swellendam NU, Western Cape, South Africa that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.
Situated just outside the historical town of Swellendam, this beautiful farm borders the foothills of the majestic Langeberg Mountain. The setting is idyllic, with stunning views, green pastures where cattle and horses graze, a spring-fed lake and the lovely Buffeljags River which runs the length of the farm.
Constantia is a rich and diverse destination of its own within Cape Town, with wine farms, restaurants & many other attractions to look forward to on a short or long visit!