Jawitz Properties, Swellendam

Swellendam is a small Overberg town in the Western CapeSouth Africa. Nestled beneath the Langeberg Mountain range, Swellendam offers a pastoral, relaxed living environment that makes it an ideal location for holidays or a tranquil retirement.

Swellendam was established in the 17th century as the Eastern outpost of the Cape colony. The town has a colourful history, which includes a brief period in the 1700s when Swellendam became an independent republic, before being absorbed by the British Empire.

Today this peaceful farming precinct boasts a mild Mediterranean climate, a low crime rate, access to numerous popular tourist and scenic destinations, access to the highest-quality, locally grown farm produce and a dynamic blend of cultures.


There are literally dozens of stunning outdoor destinations located around Swellendam. Owners of Swellendam properties are located just a short drive from popular hiking trails, rock climbing destinations and nature reserves.

These include:

  • The climbing routes of the Langeberg Mountains – recognised as some of the finest on the planet.
  • The Bontebok Park game reserve.
  • The Marloth Nature Reserve, with its superb hiking trails into the Langeberg Mountains.
  • The Breede River is located a short drive from the town, as is the Buffeljachts Dam – both popular destinations for watersports enthusiasts. 

Swellendam is also home to many beautiful Cape Dutch buildings and some superb museums, including the majestic Drostdy House museum complex.


Swellendam offers its residents all the facilities required to enjoy a safe, comfortable lifestyle. The town has a well-developed shopping precinct, private clinics and a small selection of schools. Houses are located on large stands, and Swellendam property residents are within a two hour drive of Cape Town.

Why Buy Property in Swellendam?

Swellendam properties are ideal for the mature buyer, individuals looking to purchase property for tourist hospitality businesses, and those who wish to own a holiday or retirement home in one of South Africa’s most historic towns. The town’s distance from major urban centers means that attractive properties can be purchased at surprisingly competitive prices.

Find out more about purchasing Swellendam property by contacting the Jawitz Properties Swellendam Branch today!

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