On our last day in Swellendam we walked in the Marloth Nature Reserve.
The Swellendam Museum is housed various buildings: The Drostdy, Mayville House, The Old Goal, Ambagswerf, and Zanddrift. We had seen The Drostdy and Mayville House and rather whizzed through the remaining two buildings. We returned later to linger in the third, Zanddrift, now The Drostdy Restaurant.
Swellendam was initially established as a trading post by the Dutch East India Company and declared a magisterial district in 1743. It is the third oldest town in South Africa (after Cape Town and Stellenbosch) and named after Governor Hendrik Swellengrebel, the first Governor … Continued
The Blesbok Loop is a one way drive of c6.7kms which gives wonderful views and ever-changing colours. We drove it during the daytime and at the ‘golden hour’ in the evening. The start of the drive is just beyond, or before, the Glen … Continued
The ‘there and back’ walk to Echo Ravine in the Golden Gate National Park was fabulous! The weather continued very hot indeed and so we set off at 9.00am – by early afternoon the weatherman was promising us c.35C! The walk … Continued