Whether you are looking for a relaxing way to be outdoors or for an intense experience, it can all be found in and around Swellendam. Join a horse trail for an exhilarating tour of the Swellendam forests, rivers and mountains on horseback. Or play a game of golf at the 9 hole golf course nestling at the foot of the Langeberg mountains. There are many lovely cycle routes in Swellendam and surroundings for all fitness levels including beginners. Proof is the Coronation Double Century Challenge that is hosted here every year. For watersports you can go rafting, canoeing, take a boat cruise or just have a nice swim on the Breede River or at Buffeljachts Dam to cool down from the African sun.
With all the nature that is surrounding us it is obvious that hikers can really enjoy themselves and see the floral wealth, mountains, valleys and forests of the area on foot. There are many trails to choose from in the National Parks around us. For the enthusiastic mountainbiker there are also some great cycle trails. You can use one of the mountainbikes at Babette.
Our area is a great outdoors destination that rewards the cyclist with varied and exceptionally beautiful landscapes. Use one of our mountain bikes to explore Marloth Nature Reserve or enjoy the smooth tar roads for a long distance cycle cruise. We have plenty of route descriptions available from a gentle one hour ride to a challenging Tour de France look-a-like stage !
A relaxing round of golf
Swellendam's 9 hole, par 72 golf course is unique in its beautiful setting - nestling at the foot of the magnificent Langeberg mountains, with views overlooking the town, surrounding farms and the Hermitage Valley. The best time to play in summer is early morning or late afternoon, and Swellendam's mild winter climate makes play possible all year round.
Breath taking horse rides
We are close to riding schools that welcome riders of all levels. They offer scenic rides from one hour to a full day through forests, across rivers and along the foothills of the Langeberg mountains. For accomplished riders, full day rides with riverside forest picnics are available. Or alternatively, a shorter ride through Swellendam's surrounding mountains. It's up to you.