Located in the beautiful Overberg region of the Western Cape, Swellendam is one of South Africa’s hidden gems. It is a picturesque & almost crime-free little town at the foot of the breathtaking Langeberg mountain range. Located exactly halfway between the Garden Route and Cape Town, makes Swellendam the ideal stopover for tourists travelling along the N2 main road.
As the third oldest town in South Africa, historic Swellendam is being discovered as a destination and not just a stopover. With countless historic buildings, various nature reserves and National Parks, beautiful scenery and a peaceful, relaxed country atmosphere, Swellendam is an attraction of its own.
African Shades is situated in the most historic part of Swellendam, right across from the famous Drostdy Museum complex.
We offer Superior Accommodation at our guest house -style Bed & Breakfast (B&B), delicious meals at our Restaurant and beautiful hand made crafts and souvenirs at our Arts & Crafts shop.
As a family run business, we pride ourselves in always providing friendly, personal service.