7 days in Swellendam & Barrydale Itinerary

7 days in Swellendam & Barrydale Itinerary

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Swellendam
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Barrydale
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Swellendam

— 4 nights
Regarded as South Africa's third-oldest town, Swellendam contains over 50 provincial heritage sites and well-preserved examples of Cape Dutch architecture.
Explore Swellendam's surroundings by going to De Hoop Nature Reserve Whale Trail (in De Hoop Nature Reserve), Cape Agulhas - Southernmost Tip of Africa (in Cape Agulhas) and Cape Agulhas Lighthouse (in L'Agulhas). Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Bontebok National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Drostdy Museum, explore the galleries of Kunstehuijs Fine Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Apostolic Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Marloth Nature Reserve.

To find out how to plan a trip to Swellendam, use our trip itinerary maker.

Robertson to Swellendam is an approximately 1-hour car ride. February in Swellendam sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Barrydale.

Things to do in Swellendam

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Barrydale

— 2 nights
Barrydale is a village located on the border of the Overberg and Klein Karoo regions of the Western Cape Province in South Africa. Get out of town with these interesting Barrydale side-trips: Inverroche Distillery (in Stilbaai) and Boesmanskloof Hiking Trail (in McGregor). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Barrydale Dutch Reformed Church, sample the fine beverages at Barrydale Cellar, take in the exciting artwork at Magpie Gallery, and sample the tasty concoctions at The Makers Brew.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Barrydale online holiday planner.

You can drive from Swellendam to Barrydale in an hour. In February, daily temperatures in Barrydale can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Barrydale

Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips