VISIT

SWELLENDAM

Canola Routes

Amazing scenery, as you cycle or drive past farms in the area. These routes are all on bakkie-roads and not technical. In Suurbraak and Malgas there are cafes where you can buy water, Bar-one, Energade, Simba Chips etc. At the Breede River Trading Post in Malgas there is a toilet as well. These routes are perfect for a gravel bike.

 

A good place to start most of these routes are in Swellendam or at Oude Post Bistro & BP Fill Station in Buffeljags. Oude Post Bistro has great coffee, parking and playing area for children. 

 

Crossing the Breede River on the Malgas Pont (the last hand-pulled one in South Africa) is free of charge for bicycles, but give the "puller" something for his trouble - so remember this when packing your Camelback. If the Pont is on the other side of the river, waving a R10 is good incentive to get him on your side. 

PONT COST:

Car or Bakkie: R60

Motorbike: R25

Mountain Bike: R15 (unofficially)

 

PONT TRADING HOURS:

Sunrise to Sunset

 

GREAT PLACES TO FILL-UP ON REFRESHMENTS:

MUNICIPALITY

  

​Phone: + 27 (0) 28 514 8500


Fax: + 27 (0) 28 514 2694


Website: www.swellenmun.co.za

Located: 49 Voortrek St, Swellendam

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