to the Greater 

Farming Community of


The Greater Swellendam Farming Community includes the towns of Swellendam, Suurbraak, Barrydale, Buffeljagsrivier and Malgas. These towns owe their origin to a colourful history steeped in trade and includes sections of the Garden Route and R62. Stretching from the Klein Karoo, Langeberg Mountains and Wine Routes to the Ocean at Koppie Alleen, each of our ‘dorpies’ has their own unique character, crafts and history to share. Swellendam is one of the biggest agricultural producing areas in South Africa, generating huge amounts of grain, Canola oil, meat & dairy as well as exporting Citrus, berries, Persimmons, wool and wine all over the world.

There is something for everyone, no matter if you’re a history buff, sports fanatic, wildlife fan, adrenaline junkie, birder, photographer, cyclist, wine and liqueur lover, foodie or just looking for a family break!

So if you are a curious explorer searching for your own definition of the good life, we hope that a visit to the Swellendam region will help you on that journey. 

- The Greater Swellendam Area consists out of these towns -