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Fun Things To Do In Swellendam

Berry Picking & Liqueur Tasting.

@ Wildebraam Berry Estate

The cellar shop is open 7 days a week where you can enjoy a tasting of our products ranging from  jams, pickles, chillies, relishes and liqueurs – all made on the farm. View Products

A selection of frozen berries are sold year round and during berry harvest season, (mid Nov till end Dec) fresh black and young berries are available. Our hosts gladly share serving suggestions and info regarding berry farming. Individuals, families with children, furry friends on a leach and tour groups are welcome. For groups larger than 8, we prefer a reservation.

Berry season starts mid Nov and runs till the end of Dec (around Christmas)… harvesting season is 6 weeks only !!!

Game Drive, Picnic & Fishing

@Bontebok National Park

Bontebok National Park is a place of plistic beauty and peaceful charm. The majestic Langeberg Mountains provide a picturesque backdrop for this Park of colorful riches.

Bontebok National Park is home to more than 300 bontebok, and various other animals such as zebra, duiker and steenbok

The perfect place for a day visit with the family or friends, when in the surrounding area of Swellendam and surrounding towns. Enjoy a picnic on the banks of the Breede River, or braai at one of the designated braai spots, or Die Stroom function centre, also on the banks of the Breede.

Pottery.

@ Bukkenburg Pottery Studio

David Schlapobersky and Felicity Potter Bukkenburg Pottery Studio, Gallery & Guest Cottage. A profusion of superb pots in a breath-taking environment! An open, working pottery studio in the historic heart of Swellendam. David and Felicity are prominent South African studio potters who have been working together in the tradition of high temperature, reduction-fired stoneware and porcelain since 1973. Visitors are welcome to the studio and gallery in the delightful grounds of their Heritage House, ‘Bukkenburg’, bordering the Drostdy Museum Complex. 

  • A working pottery studio in the historic heart of Swellendam
  • Studio and Gallery open daily
  • Studio Pottery and Ceramics – Hand-made in Swellendam, South Africa.
  • Pottery exhibitions and commissions.
  • Pottery workshops and courses

Honey Tasting.

@ Bee Things

Buy anything here from 100% pure unheated & untreated South African honey, beekeeping equipment to gifts and enjoy honey tasting in our tasting room while your children view our live Honeybee Hive. The Bee Things shop is perfectly located on the tourist mile! Surrounded by many fantastic restaurants to visit.

In these shops you can also find information about the beekeeping industry and practices, live honey bees on show and bee products, as well as local manufactured hand crafted items.

Game Viewing.

Kwetu Guest Farm

Kwetu Farm is home to a variety of antelope, including kudu, sable, eland, waterbuck, wildebeest (including a seldom-seen golden wildebeest) and 2 very special giraffes.

With a wide variety of birds, bird lovers will not be disappointed.
Some of the birds that can be seen are Fish Eagles, Stanley’s bustard, the Secretary bird, National Bird, Owls and the Blue Crane. This is just to mention a few.