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Town Swellendam

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Located in South Africa :: Western Cape (Garden Route)  :: Swellendam
Category: Places :: Town


Swellendam is an average sized town, half way between George and Cape Town. It was named after a governor of the Cape, Hendrik Swellengrebel, and his wife, Helena Ten Damme. It is the fourth oldest town in South Africa, and boasts over 50 provincial heritage sites and a Mediterranean climate. Many of the buildings are made in the Cape Dutch architectural style.

Address :  Garden Route, South Africa
Cellphone Reception :  Good Main Cellular Network :  All South African networks

Destination Information
Police Hospital Doctor Tourist Information Office Petrol Diesel Gas Refill Laundromat Shopping Mall Shopping Centre Bank ATM Foreign Exchange Internet Cafe Lodging Camping Butchery Bakery Liquor Restaurant Pharmacy Airstrip Airfield Tyre Repair Tyre Sales Mechanical Repair Towing Service
Facilities :  Tour Services
Police Telephone :  +27(0)28 514 8100
Hospital Telephone :  +27(0)28 514 8400
Doctor Telephone :  +27(0)28 514 1173
Tourist Information Telephone :  +27(0)28 514 2770
Towing Service Telephone :  +27(0)82 827 2222
Petrol Type :  Leaded & Unleaded

Other Facilities :  Auto Dealer. Auto Spares. Housing Estates. Waste Disposal Site. Traffic Police. Conference Centre. Showgrounds. Bar/s. Attorneys. Government Services. Real Estate Services. Power Station/Substation.

Game Viewing Game Drives Quad Bikes Tours and Excursions Hiking Trails Mountain Biking Horse Trails Fishing Swimming Canoeing Bird Watching
Picnics, Wine Tasting, Golf, Diving, Surfing, Water Skiing, Whale or Dolphin Watching, Scenic Flights
More Activities :  Tennis. Squash. Bowls.
Notes on Activities :  (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information

June through August is the rainy season here. Swellendam has a small airstrip. The nearest international airport is Cape Town. George has a local airport. It is 2 hours drive to either of them. Doctors no. given is for Dr. A. Van Zyl, M. Thompson, J. Boshoff, Glatz. Towing number is for JR Towing they work with various insurance companies, another number +27(0)23 347 7677 (Oct-11).

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