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Trip Planner Africa  /  South Africa  /  Western Cape  /  Overberg District  /  Swellendam

Swellendam

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History Museums · National Parks · Nature & Parks
Regarded as South Africa's third-oldest town, Swellendam contains over 50 provincial heritage sites and well-preserved examples of Cape Dutch architecture. The town owes its existence to the Khoi people--nomadic pastoralists who helped the Dutch build trade posts and develop a mercantile industry. No trip to Swellendam is complete without visiting the nearby nature reserves and the national park, which shelters endangered Cape mountain zebras, bushbucks, baboons, crowned eagles, emperor butterflies, and leopards. Mountain biking, kite surfing, visiting farms, hiking, and fishing also rate highly among things to do in Swellendam. Use our South Africa trip planner to arrange the details of your trip to Swellendam and other destinations.
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