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The Swellendam Hiking Trail – a 6-day hike in the Langeberg mountains
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The Swellendam Hiking Trail – a 6-day hike in the Langeberg mountains

The first time I went to Swellendam I ended up in a Native American sweat lodge.  Yes, I know that sounds like an excuse that you’d usually hear from a guy trying to explain to his wife why he’s been out drinking all night, but this is true. Honest. Our hol...
Swellendam – A Swell Weekend Getaway
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Swellendam – A Swell Weekend Getaway

The small town of Swellendam, is located approximately half way between Cape Town and Mossel Bay on the N2 highway.You will know you are reaching the town when you pass over the Breederivier, and see the Ostrich processing facility on the right hand side, appr...
De Hoop Nature Reserve – famous lookout spot for the whale watchers
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De Hoop Nature Reserve – famous lookout spot for the whale watchers

De Hoop Nature Reserve is roughly three hours drive from Cape Town and just east of the town of Bredasdorp. The Reserve covers an area of 34,000 hectares and one of the favorite destinations for those who want to spend time away from frenetic city life. ...