Category: Attractions

Finding a unique pattern in life that balances a busy work schedule with a place of sanctuary that allows the time to focus on your true passions is what Richard de Jager has found in Swellendam. As a stylist working…

We’re still experiencing long grey, rainy days in the Overberg countryside and we’re still spending our nights next to a warm toasty fireplace with a glass of red, but the sun is waking and raising it’s warm face on our…

An explosion of colour and textures greets you in Richard’s little corner of Swellendam at the Patchwork Studio. Lovingly curated Donovan is creating an artwork, a centre to uplift his community, a place of empowerment and education, a home for…

On mornings like these the winter sun shimmers on the surface of the calm sky surrounding you, as you slice into the mirrored mountain, like it was made only of watery gold. Diamonds dance inside your vision, as water droplets…

“Despite all I have seen and experienced, I still get the same simple thrill out of glimpsing a tiny patch of snow”. – Sir Edmund Hillary Bright snow dusting the peaks of the Langeberg mountain range in Swellendam, after a…

It’s such a huge part of your life here, that it permeates into everything. It’s such a subtle thing to notice, that sometimes you can forget to be aware of it at all. It’s just a feeling. A background kind…

I love making things with my hands. I love lino printing. I enjoy the old fashioned, hands-on feel of carving with beautifully handcrafted tools. I love following the lines of my design on the linoleum block. Inking the lino and…

Pulled Pork Sandwhich Table Makers Brew Barrydale

A rare karoo rainshower is hitting the large glass windowpanes at Ryno’s micro-brewery in Barrydale. We’re onto our third game of domino’s when the sandwiches arrive; a hearty pulled pork on homemade rye. Paired perfectly with the saison style beer…

Sunday evenings are especially quiet in Swellendam. Weekend visitors have left for home, late rays of sun are splashing autumn leaves in shades of bright colour, and the smell of dinners being prepared around Drosdty street tempt our thoughts as…