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 we stroll, hand-in-hand, around the rose gardens of Mayville.

Find your way to the gardens via a lush and fragrant tree-lined corridor beginning behind the museum nursery in Drostdy Street. Let that slowly lead you to and around the gardens, emerging again in Hermanus Steyn street via a little gate next to the Mayville building. Continue your way around the neighbourhood if you have a little more time; as this is when the subtle essence of quiet country living shows itself best.

Here are more details, along with a map of the ♡ Mayville rose garden.