Carrying on with our Series on Swellendam, which is just a couple of hours drive from Cape Town. We spent our first afternoon at Kwetu Guest Farm, where we were given a flavour of some of the courses that are available at the Swellendam Winter School… not to mention we got a chance to explore the Kwetu Guest Farm.

A Visit to the Kwetu Guest Farm in Swellendam…

Introducing the Kwetu Guest Farm in Swellendam


Wide open spaces and sweet picnic spots…

All sorts of picnic spots…

Daily visitors and self-catering accommodation… family style bungalows and smaller apartments.

Take a look at the Kwetu Guest Farm website to see what accommodation they have available as well the wildlife you can see there. And you can follow them on instagram here, for incredible photographs of their wildlife.


A Walk on the Wildside with Jonathan Booysen


We began our afternoon with a walk through the veld… taking a look at the plants and wildlife. Really, is there anything better than a knowledgeable guide.


A close up view of the plants…

And of course such a variety of animals…

Some of the animals didn’t mind us wandering through, and others were typically a lot more shy…

Some were teeny tiny and on the window…

And others were on my shoulder!!!

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Wonder of wonder my first close up sighting of giraffes and how beautiful are these beauties.

This really was a walk on the wild side and the perfect way to spend time in the countryside…

An easy amble through the veld, with plenty to see and learn about…

This would be a great course for all sorts of folk, perfect for people looking to spend time time in the countryside… great for curious families, I know this is exactly the sort of thing my kids would absolutely love… especially the opportunity to look at wildlife really close up.

True South African Culinary Art by Morné Oerson


From our wildlife walk we went on to meet Morné Oerson, who presented us with a spectacular picnic dinner…
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Before the picnic he gave us a snippet from his Culinary Course…

He demonstrated how to roast beetroots, with some delicious South African flavours…


And a fantastic platter, to add to the picnic.


All the photographs from our tour of the guest farm, can be found by clicking the image below:

A Visit to the Kwetu Guest Farm in Swellendam…

The Swellendam Winter School Series

I would really like to thank the Swellendam Winter School and the Winter School Community for hosting myself and the media team for a wonderful couple of days. This is not a sponsored post, and the opinions expressed are as usual entirely my own.

2 Replies to “A Visit to the Kwetu Guest Farm in Swellendam…”

  1. That little monkey from Kwetu is quite picky when it comes to people- it must have loved your aura! Kwetu surely is one of our favourite farms to visit near Swellendam! xxTanya

  2. Hay Tanya, So good to hear from you… I think it was mutual and love at first sight!!! Honestly, what a delightful fellow, and what a fantastic location to get away from it all… Have a lovely weekend!!!

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