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Date Visited: 19 – 28 July 2013 (Winter)
Where we Stayed: Stonehill River Lodge
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What we Drove: Chrysler Grand Voyager, complements of Maritime Motors – this is the most comfortable family vehicle the Tribe has ever traveled in, it is extremely spacious, handles easily & has all the luxuries you could dream of, including climate control, heated seats, TV-screens, DVD-player & automated doors.
What we did: Swellendam & surrounds offer an awesome range of activities & experiences. The Museums are beautiful. The town is the 4th oldest town in South Africa, you can imagine how much history is nestled in this bit of world. Here’s what we did over the few days we were there. Every one of our experiences were amazing. Horse Riding with Stephanie at Two Feathers Horse Trails was a stunning highlight. Zuko loved crossing the Breede River by Ferrie at Malagas. Pippin & Sophia fell in love with the Faerie Sanctuary. I loved Barrydale & Warmwaterberg Hot-Springs. We’re sure you’re going to find the perfect mix of experiences to make your visit to Swellendam exquisite.
Visited the Sulina Faerie Sanctuary in Swellendam
Went Horse Riding at Two Feathers Horse Trails in Swellendam
Crossed the Breede River by Pontoon at Malagas
Spent a day in Suurbraak & Barrydale.
Spent an afternoon at Warmwaterberg Spa on the other side of Barrydale.
Went Mountain Biking in Stonehill River Lodge‘s reserve.
Visited Cape Agulhas.
Visited the Shipwreck Museum in Bredasdorp.
Recommendation: The Swellendam area is beautiful. Once you’ve chosen suitable accommodation you won’t struggle to find the perfect mix of activities. There are loads of little art shops, organic food shops & restaurants to browse & enjoy. The area has two very beautiful nature reserves in close proximity: Bontebok National Park & Marloth Nature Reserve. Distance wise its a bit far to travel for just a 2 night weekend, but if you plan a 3-night stay, maybe leaving Thursday or only returning on Monday, it could be a perfect break. The ten days we spent in the area was amazing, as we were able to do enough exploring without rushing anything. The Tribe loved the experience. We’ll definitely be back, we know we haven’t seen or tasted everything.