In the 'hood, Swellendam as a destination

The picturesque little town of Swellendam is just off the N2 about 240 km outside of Cape Town and connects the Southern Overberg with the Garden Route. Swellendam lies at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains and has become popular in recent times as a place to retire and as a retreat for artists seeking a lifestyle outside of the city rat race. One of the oldest settlements of colonial times, ... cont.

10 Hermanus Steyn Street, Swellendam, 6740, Western Cape, South Africa

Directions to The Hideaway

From Knysna or Mossel Bay (on the N2)
Turn right at the Swellendam East turnoff, then take 2nd street on the left (Hermanus Steyn Street No 10, the 3rd house on your left). The same instructions apply, travelling from Oudtshoorn on the R62 / Barrydale / Tradouw Pass (R324) onto the N2.

From Cape Town (on the N2)
Bypass other turn-offs until you reach Swellendam East turnoff, turn left, then take 2nd street on the left (Hermanus Steyn Street No. 10 3rd house on your left).

From Worcester or Robertson (R62) or Ashton (R60)
Take the R60 to Swellendam. At crossroads at entrance to town, turn left into Voortrek Street and drive 3 - 4 km until you pass the shopping centre, and see the NG Church on your left. Turn right into Church Street, and take second street on left (Hermanus Steyn Street). We are at no. 10, on your right.

Finding The Hideaway made easy
New signs on the N2 and in the town itself make finding The Hideaway a piece of old koeksuster! When entering Hermanus Steyn Street do not be put off by the No Entry sign - this is applicable to trucks in excess of 3.5 tons.

Amenities in the area

  • Restaurants / Eateries (0.5 km)
  • Bank and/or ATM (1 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (1 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (1 km)
  • Grocery Store (1 km)
  • Internet Caf (1 km)
  • Post Office (1 km)
  • Shopping Mall (1 km)
  • Airport (200 km)


  • 4x4 trails
  • Bird watching
  • Climbing (mountain / rock)
  • Cycling paths
  • Driving range
  • Fishing
  • Galleries / museums
  • Game viewing
  • Golf course(s)
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Health spa / massage
  • Hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking / surf ski
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Quad biking
  • River cruises
  • Rowing / canoeing
  • Shark cage dives
  • Swimming
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Township tours
  • Waterskiing
  • Whale watching
  • Wine tasting

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