Riebeek Kasteel (37.4 km from Swartland)
Bartholomeus Klip Reserve is teeming with herds of eland, springbuck, black wildebeest, zebra and bontebok. Many other animals, such as baboons, bat-eared foxes, lynxes, and smaller species of antelope, live here too, and it is known that leopards still occur in the mountains.Among the birdlife at Bartholomeus Klip is the world’s largest bird,...
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*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Game Reserve in West Coast National Park (64.8 km from Swartland)
The West Coast National Park stretches from Yzerfontein up to the edge of Langebaan and surrounds most of the enormous Langebaan Lagoon. Just a one-hour drive north of Cape Town lies this watersports junkie’s paradise offering awesome kayaking, snorkelling and some of the best windsurfing and kite surfing on the planet.During summer, migratory...
Tulbagh (36.9 km from Swartland)
Amazing selection of succulents, cacti, garden stones, gemstones, crystals, mineral specimens and beads. Local art, gifts and magnificent fresh protea bouquets. A treasure trove of delights.
Riebeek Valley (16 km from Swartland)
Allesverloren is the oldest wine estate in the scenic Riebeek Valley of the Swartland district. Allesverloren is renowned for its distinctive red wines and dates back to the 17th Century.
Guests visiting the estate can taste anything from Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon to Tinta Barocca and Fine Old Vintage. You can also enjoy the picturesque...
Riebeek Kasteel (20.6 km from Swartland)
Located in the beautiful Riebeek Valley, nestled against the slopes of Kasteelberg, lies Riebeek Cellars.
The tasting facility offers the full range of Riebeek Cellars' award-winning wines. Open on weekends, and provides a perfect stop-over while exploring this remarkably quaint town.
Riebeek Kasteel (21.3 km from Swartland)
An hour's drive north-east from Cape Town, through rolling farmlands, takes you to the welcoming gates of Kloovenburg. The estate is situated in the Riebeek Valley, part of the Swartland, an area which offers the visitor the attractions of hiking, day drives, birding and of course some of the country's most picturesque scenery.
Treat yourself to...
Groot Winterhoek Wilderness (30.5 km from Swartland)
The fairly easy trail from Perdevlei to De Tronk follows the Klein Kliphuis River, with lovely swimming spots along the way. The route eventually joins a jeep track to De Tronk where there are 3 very basic overnight huts.
Duration: 3 hours
Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Distance: 12 km
Piketberg (30.8 km from Swartland)
The De Hoek Golf Club is a 9 hole course situated in De Hoek, a few kilometres outside Piketberg. It is a great place for a day outing, to release some tension and get to know the locals.
The golf course was designed in 1960 and has a beautiful backdrop of distinctive mountains, valleys and farm fields of wheat, vine or citrus. The Piketberg...
Game Reserve in Groot Winterhoek Wilderness (32.2 km from Swartland)
Incredible rock formations and stunning rare fynbos characterize the Groot Winterhoek Wilderness. A network of popular day and overnight hiking trails are marked by cairns and you’re sure to find something in bloom. Red disas flower along the streams in January and February and ericas are particularly lovely during the summer.Rock paintings...
Tulbagh (32.7 km from Swartland)
Situated 125 km from Cape Town, Tulbagh has become a secret find for hipsters. The wine farm, Twee Jonge Gezellen, is in the North-West corner of this intriguing valley. The vineyards reach up to the east-facing slopes of the Saron Peak, while the cellar lies at the foot of the mountains.
Tulbagh (33.5 km from Swartland)
Contemporary wine estate in the Tulbach Valley.
Tulbagh (33.9 km from Swartland)
Lemberg Wine Estate is a boutique, private wine estate located in the scenic Tulbagh valley.
Visitors are welcome to come in for a wine tasting, and enjoy a tasty cheese platter, or even a scrumptious lunch within the cellar.
Groot Winterhoek Wilderness (34.4 km from Swartland)
The 16 km route from the parking area to Groot Kliphuis is easy-going, following a short section of the Kliphuis River and then swings to the east. Hikers pass incredible rock formations before joining the Groot Kliphuis to Perdevlei Trail. There is a fantastic swimming spot and plentiful water. Ericas and disas bloom prolifically in season along...
Groot Winterhoek Wilderness (35.5 km from Swartland)
The 13 km hike from the parking area to De Tronk is an easy route along the Kliphuis River and along a jeep track to De Tronk. Beautiful proteas and ericas can be seen and there are a number of fabulous swimming spots.
Duration: 3 hours
Distance: 13 km
Warning: During winter the Kliphuis River is dangerous to cross.
Groot Winterhoek Wilderness (35.6 km from Swartland)
Hiking from Groot Kliphuis to Perdevlei is a fairly easy 6 km trail leads south to the Klein Kliphuis River. From here the route links up with the De Tronk to Perdevlei footpath. There is a very basic stone hut at Perdevlei.
Duration: 1.5 hours
Distance: 6 km