Visitor Information

The Swellendam Tourism Bureau is in the Oefeningshuis at 36 Voortrek St. (tel. 028/514-2770; Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun 9am-1pm).

Getting There

By Car -- The quickest way to get to Swellendam is via the N2, as described above. Alternatively, you can travel the more attractive mountain and semidesert routes.

By Bus -- Intercape, Translux, Greyhound, and Baz Bus pass through daily on their way to the Garden Route.

Getting Around -- On Foot -- This is the best way to explore the small village and Drostdy Museum complex. Hiking trails in the nearby Marloth Nature Reserve lead into the Langeberg Mountains; for permits and maps of hikes, including the popular but tough 5-day Swellendam Trail, contact the reserve office (tel. 028/514-1410).

On Horseback -- Short or full-day excursions in the Langeberg Mountains are offered by Two Feathers Horse Trails (tel. 082/494-8279) for about R200 per person per hour.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.