originally posted By Kathryn Rossiter
A month or so ago we paid our very first visit to the Overberg town of Swellendam and we were blown away by the loveliness of this pretty little town just 2 and a half hours from Cape Town
In the past we have driven straight past it on our way up and down the N2 from Cape Town to the Garden Route, but now that we’ve spent some time exploring all Swellendam has to offer, we certainly know better!
And we’ll be back. There are so just many things we didn’t get to do on our weekend visit, in this post I share a few of the things that did make it onto our weekend itinerary in Swellendam….
Things to do in Swellendam
1.A walk down the main street or “Historical Mile”
This is an essential part of a stay in Swellendam. This is where you’ll get a sense of the history of the town (the 3rd oldest in South Africa) and get to meet some of the locals. Don’t miss the Saturday morning market known as the Under the Oaks Village Market. It’s an slice of country life that’s full of traditional South African fare such as roosterkoek, arts & crafts, fresh organic produce, home made sweet treats, soaps, books, cakes and buskers.