Planning a holiday in the Overberg region? Then look no further than accommodation in Swellendam. This beautiful town is a historic gem that really needs to be experienced. It’s also nestled in between two beautiful nature reserves and is a great base camp for exploring the rest of this stunning area.
One of the best things about the region is the food. You can’t really go wrong with booking into accommodation with a restaurant attached. It’s not only convenient for your holiday, it’s also a great way to sample the local cuisine. Another added bonus is that you can interact with other guests and possibly make some new friends from around the world. Swapping travelling stories is one of the best things about going on holiday. You can get tips from people who have been there before or done something interesting already that you are considering doing.
There is so much to do in the Greater Swellendam area that getting advice from other travellers staying with you and the locals working in the restaurant will definitely help you plan your itinerary. The town itself is the third oldest in South Africa and has so much to offer in terms of understanding the history of the region and the country. There are many beautiful buildings in the Cape Dutch architectural style that have been restored and maintained. These will give you a wonderful glimpse into days gone by and what life must have been like when the town was being built.
Once you head out of the town, there is even more to explore. Many of the wine estates and farms in the area have places for visitors to come and enjoy the lands and what is on offer. Wine tastings are a very popular past time in the Overberg region. You can even buy a few bottles of what you’ve sampled and take them back to enjoy over dinner at the restaurant in your accommodation, or later once you get home.
Adventure is also the name of the game in the areas surrounding Swellendam. There are numerous mountain trails that can be hiked, mountain biked or run. You can also go on game drives through the national parks on either side of the town. The Breede River runs past the outskirts of Swellendam. The water is a haven for those who love to go rafting or canoeing. You can stick to the quieter waters or try your luck on the rapids. Once you get back to your accommodation after a day out, you’ll have plenty more stories to swap with the other guests in the restaurant.