Travel Blogs from Swellendam, South Africa

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Garden Route Here We Come, Swellendam, South Africa travel blog

Garden Route Here We Come

A travel blog entry by mindabarley

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... . Drove over the picturesque Franschhoek Pass where we narrowly missed a baboon crossing the road! Followed the N2 through to Swellendam. Planned on checking in and then heading into the town of Swellendam but the hotel exceeded our expectations and ...

Cape Point and beyond to Stanford, Stanford, South Africa travel blog

Cape Point and beyond to Stanford

A travel blog entry by hels_belles

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... the equator!!  On we went on the N2, passing by one of the biggest townships in CT, and the third biggest in South Africa: Khayelitsha.  I was absolutely amazed by the size of the place: it went on as far as the eye could see and ...

On the road!, Swellendam, South Africa travel blog

On the road!

A travel blog entry by jcza

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... is the opportunity to meet other backpackers and then run into them again as we travel on. Our first stop was Swellendam, where we arrived around noon. The small backpacker's was just what we needed after two months in the city. There were ...

stunning coast line today, Swellendam, South Africa travel blog

stunning coast line today

A travel blog entry by gonroamin

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... with heat, pure white sand beaches, huge waves, and lots of fresh air. The town where we are staying tonight is real small town South Africa, the view from our house out to the mountains is really good. we are off a bit further east in the morning to a ...

The Most Peaceful Place on Earth, Swellendam, South Africa travel blog

The Most Peaceful Place on Earth

A travel blog entry by donna321

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... realistically make it there in a day (thankfully Irene had asked someone for directions), we headed for Swellendam, one of the first European settlements in South Africa. From there we would be able to easily visit the De Hoop Nature Reserve, a place ...

In the... Wilderness, Swellendam, South Africa travel blog

In the... Wilderness

A travel blog entry by jcza

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We arrived in the early afternoon to a STUNNING beach house in Wilderness, the appropriately-named village nestled in thick woods on the edge of a breathtaking beach stretching for miles. But the weather was, well... disappointing. The backpackers ...

lang weekend met mijn ouders, Swellendam, South Africa travel blog

lang weekend met mijn ouders

A travel blog entry by juffieinafrika

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... mooie rit door de bergen gemaakt genaamd 'chapman's peak drive'... super mooie uitzichten, daarna zijn we begonnen met onze tocht naar swellendam In de buurt van Swellendam zijn we naar het Bontebok national park geweest. Als tussenstop op onze weg naar ...

Swellendam, Swellendam, South Africa travel blog

Swellendam

A travel blog entry by ramrtw

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... to the Stellenbosch wine country. We heard about a charming little city on the drive down to Stellenbosch called Swellendam where they had an increasingly popular boutique winery producing exclusively natural fruit liqueurs. The area surrounding the ...

hi-fives all around, Swellendam, South Africa travel blog

hi-fives all around

A travel blog entry by zammer

... very pretty but not spectacular, and I was the southernmost person in Africa for about 10 minutes. Then I biked up to a town called Swellendam, which is at the foot of a mountain range and very beatiful. That was yesterday, today I haven't done much so ...

Swellendam, Swellendam, South Africa travel blog

Swellendam

A travel blog entry by gordy_gopher

After driving c. 4000KM in two weeks, some chill-out was needed. This was where Swellendam provided the tonic; a beautiful small town 2.5 hours east of Cape Town. Three nights spent walking in the sunshine and reading, supplemented by loads fruit and ...

Glamping, Nat Parks, Dew, Blood & Gooners, Swellendam, South Africa travel blog

Glamping, Nat Parks, Dew, Blood & Gooners

A travel blog entry by rupertcdean

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... all the equipment worked and hopefully allow me the opportunity to photograph local Kingfishers. Bontebock National Park is just 5 Km south of Swellendam in the far Western Cape, just above the Garden Route.  It is also the smallest National Park in ...

Now at 14,000 Kilometers, Swellendam, South Africa travel blog

Now at 14,000 Kilometers

A travel blog entry by 1life

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  May 17 Swellendan  300 KM We are now in the Western Cape Area of South Africa.  We were told to expect Rain at this time of year in the Cape Town/Western Cape Area; and sure enough, it is raining. Weather has been unbelievably good for ...

S.A road trip stop 4, Swellendam, South Africa travel blog

S.A road trip stop 4

A travel blog entry by gbrocklebank

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Highlights: making it to De Hoop N.R despite long gravel roads, the scenery was amazing again: lots of endless farmland, seeing another beautiful N.R -this time spotting a fair few land animals (i think bontebok, antelope, baboons and ostriches), the ...

Stilbay en Swellendam, Swellendam, Zuid-Afrika travel blog

Stilbay en Swellendam

A travel blog entry by evaenkoen

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... laatste stop aan de kust. Na een apperitiefje waagde Koen een plonsje in het koude water. Daarna reden we verder richting Swellendam. Dit is een dorp gelegen op route 62, de langste wijnroute ter wereld. We reden vanuit Swellendam naar Calitzdorp, ...

On the Garden route., Swellendam, South Africa travel blog

On the Garden route.

A travel blog entry by elephanto12345

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This was a lovely town with much Dutch influence although as you can see the Scots get everywhere! The Boers hitched their oxen to their wagons and began The Great Trek into the Interior.  Pretty amazing journey with all sorts of hazards- finding an ...

swellendam, Swellendam, South Africa travel blog

swellendam

A travel blog entry by rebbichat

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swellendam was a tiny city on our way back to Port Alfred. We only did some hiking towards a waterfall, but since it was getting dark we didnt manager to get to the end destination. The next day, after an aweful night in a hostel with spiders crawling ...

Swell in Swellendam, Swellendam, South Africa travel blog

Swell in Swellendam

A travel blog entry by lingchick

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... of our trip.  So we said goodbye to the Whale Coast and on into the area known as The Overberg.  We ended up in Swellendam and found a beautiful country estate to stay in for the night but, when we got there, we were turned away at the inn ...

The Dutch in South Africa, Swellendam South Africa, South Africa travel blog

The Dutch in South Africa

A travel blog entry by origabe

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... station at the Cape in 1652, trade continued inland as far as Swellendam. In 1743 Swellendam was declared a magisterial district, the fourth oldest in South Africa. This outlying settlement soon became a gateway to the interior. The Drostdy was built by ...

Whale Watching, Swellendam, South Africa travel blog

Whale Watching

A travel blog entry by eldonsteeves

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... endless fields of wheat, lots sheep and cows.  This has to be one of the major farming regions in all of South Africa.  The grain elevators were huge.  They even store grain on the ground horizontally covered with heavy plastic.  ...

Swellendam, Swellendam, South Africa travel blog

Swellendam

A travel blog entry by taransay

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We went to Bontebok national park and saw Bontebok (funnily enough) and Cape mountain Zebra. I loved it!! The next day we went to De Hoop nature reserve and sat on the 90m high white sand dunes and watched dozens of whales breaching and swimming about ...

Leaving town, Swellendam, South Africa travel blog

Leaving town

A travel blog entry by frontal

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... hour off the driving time. Once we get out of Cape Town the roads are really excellent. I would thoroughly recommend South Africa to anyone who loves driving. We drive through twisty mountain paths followed by dead straight roads with spectacular ...

We spotted some Bontebok!, Swellendam, South Africa travel blog

We spotted some Bontebok!

A travel blog entry by jumcveigh

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... windy that day but as we got away from Cape Town the weather improved.By the time we got to Bontebok National Park, just off Swellendam, it was fairly sunny and we couldn't wait to get out and spot the rare Bontebok, which the park has brought back from ...

Plettenberg to Swellendam, Swellendam, South Africa travel blog

Plettenberg to Swellendam

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... - although in this arid area it is obviously needed - the blue skies just set the mountains off. Our overnight stop was Swellendam, conveniently located about half way between Cape Town and the Garden Route. So convenient in fact that ...

Sick in Swellendam, Swellendam, South Africa travel blog

Sick in Swellendam

A travel blog entry by stevehumphreys

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... garden area (dorm beds were in a cabin down the garden). At one point the town was the self-proclaimed Republic of Swellendam, trying to remain independent of both Dutch and British influence. That didn't last long though, and now it's a fairly sleepy ...

Shit-scary road track, Swellendam, South Africa travel blog

Shit-scary road track

A travel blog entry by principalipedia

... guesthouse. Me and Dad didn't speak to each other for at least 10 minutes it was terrifying. Pizza and North Korea game in Swellendam Next morning set off via Suurbraak stopped in odd orange-tinged building for snack. Then on to Ronnie's sex shop to watch ...

Day 10 sunday 1/17- enough of cape town ..., Swellendam, South Africa travel blog

Day 10 sunday 1/17- enough of cape town ...

A travel blog entry by rwl

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... 2pm I was getting tired of driving, and we were just arriving at Swellendam. This is a very old (3rd oldest white town in South Africa), very picturesque village at the foot of some gorgeous mountains. It was in our guidebook as worthy of a stop, so we ...

south of southafrica, Swellendam, South Africa travel blog

south of southafrica

A travel blog entry by trixi

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... Punkt von Afrika - L'Agulhas. Raue See, schroffe Küste, schöne Strände, so wie bisher.    Hier in Swellendam sieht es komplett anders aus, als bisher. Ländliche Gegend mit vielen Schaffarmen und Beerenzucht (nein, keine Bären). Trotz der ...

A couple of swells in Swellendam, Swellendam, South Africa travel blog

A couple of swells in Swellendam

A travel blog entry by seysays

Back on the road and we were off to Swellendam, described as having one of the best country museums in South Africa so I wasn't expecting much, but then we found Sheet Street. You can’t imagine my excitement, a shop not only filled with towels and ...

Swellendam Weekend, Swellendam, South Africa travel blog

Swellendam Weekend

A travel blog entry by south_africa_11

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Our second weekend excursion was to Swellendam. It was a wonderful weekend away at some very nice lake side cabins, meals cooked for us and no homework to worry about! Saturday we spend the day relaxing (my house took a 2.5 hour nap!) and then burgers for ...

Outstanding Guest House, Swellendam, South Africa travel blog

Outstanding Guest House

A travel blog entry by briankmcarthur

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We just did an overnight stay here after traveling from Agulas the most southerly point in Africa. The Bloomestate was amazing. Had a very nice dinner @ the Koornlands retaurant which was excellant ( crocodile sashimi and Springbok .. yummy.. late this ...

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