Staying in Swellendam means of course a visit to the Drostdy museum, built by the VOC in 1747. Furthermore, this area is a wonderful place to go into nature. Take a walk along the Breede River and be surprised by the beauty and diversity of nature. The Cape mountain zebra, the gray roe deer but also the exuberant bird life makes your walk into something special. On the river it is possible to go canoeing or river rafting and in the nearby area you can go horse riding and mountain biking.
The Marloth Nature Reserve, this runs from the village to the top of the Langeberg mountains. Here you walk through native forests, past the unique Cape Fynbos and wild flowers to waterfalls. You may encounter klipspringer, diver, deer and leopard along the way. The latter is of course not that easy to trace.
Bontebok National Park is located just outside the village (6 km) and a must for hiking and nature lovers. The park was established to protect the bontebok and you can find it in the park today. Other antelopes, goats and small game are also found here. You can explore the park with your own car, have a picnic or go for a nice walk.