Country living guest houses in Swellendam
You don’t get more country style living than the Overberg region. Much of the accommodation in Swellendam gives you a wonderful vibe of slow-paced life, that’s idyllic, tranquil and truly peaceful. This town is the historical heart of the area and the residents still enjoy much of the quiet, country lifestyle from days gone by. It’s also surrounded by rural areas and farmlands that stretch out as far as the eye can see. If it’s rustic charm you want, that’s definitely what you’ll get out here.
There are many country living guest houses in the Swellendam area that give visitors a taste of the peaceful lifestyle that the locals get to enjoy every day. The beautiful historical buildings that line the lanes of the town make you feel like you’ve immediately gone back in time. The architecture of the area is very much of the Cape Dutch style and many of the buildings have been lovingly preserved to ensure that the town still looks as quaint and historical as it always has.
Don’t be fooled though, the Greater Swellendam area is a hub of modern activity. The locals have not been left behind in centuries passed, and know how to enjoy the all of the technology and conveniences that the twenty first century has to offer. They just like to do it in a quiet, understated way that doesn’t interrupt the country living pace of the region. Instead they use modern conveniences to enhance the area.
For example, the wine estates that you can visit around Swellendam use some of the very best winemaking techniques to ensure that their vintages are top notch. Be sure to plan your visits so that you can sample the varietals on offer, perhaps enjoy a meal at one of the estates and take in the tranquil beauty of each place. Some of the farming techniques in the area might be state of the art, but that doesn’t mean that the charm of country living has disappeared.
If, on the other hand, you want to get away from any and all hubbub and connectivity, you can escape into the nature reserves or the mountains very easily. Swellendam has the Bontebok National Park on one side and the Marloth Nature Reserve on the other. Both offer exceptional trails for hiking, running and exploring. You can also find spots for game viewing and birdwatching. There are over 60 species of birds living along the banks for the Breede River and in the Bontebok National Park.