Here are some interesting places to visit while enjoying your stay at Swallow Creek cottages:
1. We are close to Chris-Elle wedding venue in Buffeljagsrivier: www.chris-elle.co.za
2. Umshanti/Buffeljags Watersport
Just down the road from us is Umshanti – enjoy nature’s wonderland with thrilling fuffi-slides, sundowner boat cruises, swimming, canoeing, hiking, cycling, waterskiing and microlight rides! Also a popular wedding venue.
Visit www.umshanti.co.za for more details and bookings
3. Lavender farm
An enchanting smallholding growing mainly French Dentate Elegans Lavender – renowned for its flowers. The farm also sells plants, bunches of flowers, distill their own essential oils and manufacture creams, soaps etc.
Visit www.lavender-farm.co.za for more details
4. Sulina Faerie Sanctuary
The Sulina Faerie Sanctuary is Swellendam's "special faerie and angel healing sanctuary" dedicated to the protection and preservation of all the positive energies of love, peace and light.
Visit thecontinentofsulina.blogspot.co.za for more details
5. Bontebok National Park
Explore the smallest national park of the South African National Parks' stable - on the banks of the Breede River, just 5km from the town of Swellendam in the Western Cape. Part of the Cape Floral Kingdom (a World Heritage Site), Bontebok National Park is always boasting something in bloom. Discover the beauty of the park through a day visit or overnight stay - watch the Bontebok grazing from your chalet window, or spy on the many birds home to the park from the viewing deck at the picnic and braai area.
Visit www.sanparks.org/parks/bontebok for more details
6. Drostdy Museum
The Drostdy was built by the Dutch East India Company in 1747 to serve as residence and official headquarters for the Landdrost. Soon after a gaol, a house for the secretary, a mill and various outbuildings were erected. In 1846 the government sold the Drostdy and the property was subdivided. In 1855 the former Drostdy was bought by the Steyn family and it remained in the hands of this family until 1939 when it was bought by the government of the Union of South Africa for the purpose of establishing a museum.
Visit www.drostdy.com for more details
7. Bee Things
Visit their shop for honey and other bee related products. Also be informed about pure raw South African honey and the by-products of the bee industry. In this shops you can also find information about the beekeeping industry and practices, live honey bees on show and bee products, as well as local manufactured hand crafted items.
Visit www.ubusibeekeeping.com for more details
8. La Mont
A private dairy farm is situated on the rolling hills ar the foot of the spectacular Langeberg mountains between the towns of Ashton and Swellendam.
The well-known Van Loveren Cellar has partnered with La Mont Cheese at the La Mont Bistro & Deli, offering tasting of a wide variety of cheese and wine.
Visit www.lamontcheese.co.za for more details
9. For more attractions, things to do and places to visit: www.swellendamtourism.co.za