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

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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.

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

Directions [ correction ]

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Destination Information [ correction ]
Police Station :  Yes   Police Telephone :  +27(0)28 514 8100
Hospital : Yes   Hospital Telephone :  +27(0)28 514 1140
Doctor : Yes   Doctor Telephone :  +27(0)28 514 1173
Tourist Information :  Yes   Tourist Information Telephone :  +27(0)28 514 2770
Petrol :  Yes   Petrol Type :  Leaded & Unleaded
Diesel :  Yes
Towing Service :  Yes   Towing Service Telephone :  +27(0)82 827 2222
Facilities :  Gas Refill, Shopping Mall, Shopping Centre, Shops, General Dealer, Bank, ATM, Foreign Exchange, Internet Cafe, Tour Services, Lodging, Camping, Butchery, Bakery, Liquor, Restaurant, Pharmacy, Airstrip, Airfield, Tyre Repair, Tyre Sales, Mechanical Repair

Facilities [ correction ]
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.

Activities [ correction ]
Game Viewing, Game Drives, Quad Bikes, Tours and Excursions, Picnics, Wine Tasting, Hiking Trails, Mountain Biking, Horse Trails, Golf, Fishing, Swimming, Diving, Surfing, Water Skiing, Canoeing, Bird Watching, 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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