Schoone Oordt Country House

1 Swellengrebel St, Swellendam, Western Cape, 6740, South Africa | 5 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Swellendam

Bontebok National Park

A travel blog entry by timellis99


... us a view of most of the park. There were four Cape Zebra below us, a long way off but we have good binoculars. One of them was a small foal. They were taking turns to roll around on their backs in a dust bath, sending up great clouds of dust into the clear blue sky. We also saw plenty of Bontebok and a few Grysbok. We continued along the gravel road to the river, where we undertook a very hot and gruelling walk through scrub at the riverside. Absolutely no birds on ...

The first week.

A travel blog entry by timellis99


... themed murals, and the lobby and all the corridors are adorned with art-works made from recycled materials. We battled through the somewhat impolite Cape Town drivers until we were clear of the city on the N7, then turned off to the small seaside town of Melkbosstrand where we stopped at a supermarket to stock up on self-catering provisions for the next 5 days. A predominantly white settlement, if the customers of the supermarket were a representative sample. From Melkbosstrand our ...

Sick in Swellendam

A travel blog entry by stevehumphreys


... getting sick, and I've always thought that if something did get me, it would be something nasty. In Swellendam I somehow ended up with a case of gastroenteritis, so ended up staying here for about five days, mostly going backwards and forwards between bed and the toilet. Not very pleasant! Ended up seeing a doctor for a course of antibiotics which sorted it out pretty quickly though.

I was definitely ready to move on by this point...

Quick update from the middle of SA

A travel blog entry by doninthemtns

Just spent three nights camping in this incredible place called Cederberg in the middle of South Africa...and then did four hours drive to Montagu for another night of camping.. Driving back to Cape Town today. Will update further when time or energy ...


A travel blog entry by chrisnicolehall


Although we have read in guide books safety tips necessary to stay safe in SA (and any other country for that matter) you are never prepared when someone scams you. After breakfast at Oude Leeskamer, we decided to walk the town streets to shop for souvenirs and to replenish our wallets with Rands. While we were at the ATM at the Standard bank, we found ourselves in the middle of a set up. The guy in front of ...

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This 5 star hotel is located on 1 Swellengrebel St, Swellendam.
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