If you're a resident or even an annual visitor to Gansbaai, you’ve probably noticed a tortoise or two crossing the road...
The beautiful historic town (or rather Republic) of Swellendam is known for its natural beauty as its lies between the rolling slopes of the Langeberg Mountains and the bubbling waters of the Breede River. But don’t be fooled there is a buzz of excitement brought on by the long list of exciting outdoor activities and social events hosted by Swellendam.
Here’s a quick look at the upcoming events in Swellendam for 2017:
Mindful Cleanse Retreat
Date: 14 – 17 April 2017
Event: A 4-day Mindfulness Healing Retreat to release tension and toxins, restore well-being and re-align body and mind. Come and explore body-centred mindfulness and learn how to use your body as a mindfulness tool to shift habits through mood, food, language and the body.
River Run 2017
Date: 1 – 3 September 2017
Event: Adventure bikes get together for sundowner cruises, accommodation in chalets or camping, cash bar, free coffee, braai packs for sale, food stall, activities for young and old, stunning views and free braai wood all weekend.
Marloth Mountain Challenge
Date: 23 September 2017
Event: The Swellendam Hiking Trail was revered in South Africa's as the number one wilderness mountain trail, a true six-day mountain wilderness experience.
Natural Building Course
Date: 8 October 2017
Event: Take the first step to a sustainable future by learning hands-on natural building skills. You will also explore questions around sustainable living based in Peter McIntosh’s experience living off-grid at Berg-en-dal.
Date: 27 – 28 October 2017
Event: The Overberg Festival is all about bringing the whole family together to enjoy a weekend in the picturesque Swellendam. Join the MTB Race, Trail Run, Market and more!