Swellendam in South Africa is the gateway to the Little Karoo via the spectacular Tradouw Pass. Lying at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains, Swellendam has much to offer visitors who have an interest in history, nature and outdoor activities. Situated on the N2, approximately 240km from both Cape Town and George, Swellendam is the perfect choice for a halfway stopover or as a base from which to explore the area and South Africa.
Visit Barrydale & Montagu, characteristic country towns with hot mineral springs. The Breede River Valley has some of South Africa's finest wineries.
Swellendam is situated just off the N2, 240 kilometres/149 miles from Cape Town, or 160 kilometres/99 miles from Mossel Bay. The main entrances to the town, lead into Swellendam's main street, Voortrek Street.
Directions from Cape Town:
Take the 'West' entrance into Swellendam, drive 3.2 kilometres/2 miles along main street. Just after the famous NG white church the main street splits. Take the left fork for 30 metres and turn left into Human Street.
Directions from George:
Take the 'East' entrance into Swellendam via Main Street. Approximately 500 metres from where the buildings start you pass on your left 'La Belle Aliance' tea garden. Once you have traveled over a small bridge, turn right, left and right again into Human Street, all within approximately 30 metres of each other.
Well signposted with the image of Augusta de Mist, the building is just visible through the trees. Following the signs brings you into the garden, where parking is secure, shaded and close to your accommodation.