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Welcome to
Places Unknown


"Would you tell me, please,

which way I ought to go from here..?" asked Alice.

"That depends a good deal on where you want to go" said Cat

{Lewis Carrol - Alice in Wonderland}

Located in the heart of Swellendam, in the Drostdy Museum, is where you start.... the beginning.

 We offer personalized tours of the Overberg, Historical tours of Swellendam, and general information on the town, and the area.  Surrounded by oak trees and wide streets,  within walking distance of restaurants and guest houses, we welcome visitors to our Place.  We are about the area, and the people of the area, stocking local crafts and products.  But please, don't stop here... its not the end

Swellendam Heritage Quarter

The Swellendam Heritage Quarter lies between the Drostdy Museum and the NG Church.  You are invited to take a leisurely stroll, soaking up the amazing historical architecture and natural beauty, enjoy art, unique honey products, delicious coffee stops, riverside lunches, pottery.  Local  gifts, including handmade chocolates, toys and linen; craft beer and gin, and fresh organic produce

Back Roads

Swellendam Municipality covers ar area of 3 835 square kilometers, and comprises of the towns of Swellendam, Buffeljagsrivier, Suurbraak and Barrydale, as well as the rural areas of Malagas, Infanta and Stormsvlei.

On this road trip, we visit 3 of these towns - Buffeljagsrivier, Suurbraak and Barrydale.

We start in Buffeljagsrivier for breakfast, and then do a game drive,  where you are guaranteed to see giraffe, eland, sable and wildebeest.

Suurbraak (Xairu - Paradise) is our next stop - a village established in 1812, when the London Missionary Society established a mission station to serve the 
Attaqua Khoikhoi.

Then its over the incredible 16 km Tradouw Pass, originally built by Thomas Bain between 1869 and 1873, through an altitude range of some 219 meters.

Our lunch stop is in the quaint town of Barrydale, on the edge of the Little Karoo.

This lovely village retains the timeless countryside charm where the heart of its people will welcome you.

Eat Drink & Be Merry

Let us do the driving.

An abundance of palate experiences on this trip.

A wonderful selection of wine estates and shops - you pick your own stops on this fun filled road trip.

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"Begin at the beginning, and go until you come to the end - then stop"
{Lewis Carrol}


We also do Guesthouse/Restaurant shuttles, or any other shuttle or transfer.  Give us a call/Whatsapp on 

+270 646868859


Drosdty Museum

22 Swellengrebel street, Swellendam 6740

Western Cape

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