The main aim with this website/blog:
To make The Good Life in Swellendam more accessible to locals and non-locals.
My name is Sakkie and I am a farmer in Swellendam, South Africa. I live on our farm with my wife, Corlia, and our two boys.
I was born on the farm, went to the local schools and studied at the University of Stellenbosch. For four years I worked as an engineer, before I returned to Swellendam. I am currently farming with my parents. I have two brothers.
I started building this website in Aug 2015 because I wanted to share my love for Swellendam and its people.
In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell writes that studies indicate a person becomes an expert at a skill after spending 10,000 dedicated hours at it. That is about the time it would take an engineer to register as a professional engineer. Seeing as I have been a Swellendam Local since 1980, I guess that makes me a professional Local. So let me be your guide to The Good Life in Swellendam. According to a Local.
The photos I use on this website are not all my own. The group constantly providing good content or inspiring content has grown over the years.
Locals with positive vibes, creative ideas and passion for all things wonderful in Swellendam inspires the effort that goes into this website.