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Directions from Cape Town
Take the N2 highway towards Cape Town International Airport and carry on straight towards Somerset West. Follow the N2 past the town and all the way up and over Sir Lowry’s Pass. Once you are over the pass, carry on straight on the N2 past the towns of Grabouw/ Elgin and Bot River.
Continue along the highway past Caledon and Riviersonderend until you come into the town which is well signposted. Depending on where you are staying you can access the town through either the first or second highway off-ramp. The second highway off-ramp will take you straight to many of the main tourist attractions.
Directions from Garden Route
Take the N2 highway towards Mossel Bay and follow this highway all the way along the N2 until you reach Swellendam. The journey will take you all the way along the coast and then inland, passing through Riversdale and Heidelberg. Since Swellendam is located along the same stretch of highway, it is not difficult to find as long as you stick to the same road and follow the signs towards Cape Town. Once you reach Swellendam you should then take the appropriate turnoff to your accommodation or desired destination in the area.