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Dutch Reformed Church (Moederkerk) in Swellendam

Located at the centre of Swellendam in the Western Cape is a large white church, a national heritage site, the Nederlandse Gereformeerde Kerk (NGK) or Dutch Reformed Church.The NGK was the established church of the Dutch colony that first arrived in South Africa in 1652. The existing church was built in 1911 after the original […]

Restaurant at Roosje van de Kaap

Come and stay with us at Roosje van de Kaap and enjoy a delicious meal at our exclusive restaurant. At Roosje van de Kaap, the restaurant adds heart and soul to your stay with us. The low reed ceiling, thickly plastered walls and soft candlelight takes you back to bygone days of the 18th and […]

History of Roosje van de Kaap

Roosje van de Kaap is built on the old garden grounds of the Drostdy Hof (now a museum), the former seat of the Dutch East Indian companies Landdrost, ruler of the greater Swellendam territory. The oldest part of our Restaurant building and the Blaauw room dates to 1790, when it was erected as a stable […]

Historical Buildings in Swellendam

The Drostdy The Drostdy was built by the Dutch East India Company in 1747 to serve as residence and official headquarters for the Landdrost. ​ This is one of the oldest buildings in South Africa and a great experience for young and old. A visit to the Drostdy would not be complete without a visit […]

5 Things to Do in Swellendam

Swellendam Golf Course With views overlooking the surrounding farms and Hermitage Village, Swellendam Golf Course is arguably one of the most picturesque golf courses in our country. Situated at the foot of the Langeberg, the nine-hole, 72-par golf course offers visitors the chance to practise their swing in the company of a breathtaking vista. Replenish […]

About Swellendam

Swellendam is the third oldest town in South Africa, a town with 17,537 inhabitants situated in the Western Cape province. The town has over 50 provincial heritage sites, most of them buildings of Cape Dutch architecture. Swellendam is situated on the N2, approximately 220 km from both Cape Town and George. Wikipedia Early travellers and […]