Swellendam is not only an amazing town for its Insta-worthy nature scenes, epic adventure activities and superb restaurants – the people are what make it a truly unique and wonderful village.  Swellendam folk are warm-hearted, friendly, proud and fiercely talented.

Yes, Swellendam is home to many accomplished figures from painters, bakers, photographers and crafters to writers, yogis, adventurers, gardeners and professional hobbyist who are all masters of their trade.  In an epic community effort this brilliant community has come together to create Swellendam Winter School – a body of practical courses presented all over Swellendam during the winter months as well as a special program for children running over the June school holidays.

If you’ve been dreaming of learning a new skill or craft or trying something out of your comfort zone, then Swellendam is the place to be this winter.  With HUGELY discounted rates at Schoone Oordt until the end of September, do you even need more reason to visit?

Choose between three- or five-day courses covering a wide variety of topics.  Upcoming include rock climbing, posture and pain maintenance, botanical art, vegetable gardening, studio pottery, silkscreen printing and so much more (and that’s just for June). 

For the children’s holiday school courses are also either three or five days long (to coincide with parents’ courses) with programmes in cooking, phone photography, crochet, horse riding, herb gardening and decorative painting to name a few. What a great way to keep the young ones meaningfully entertained during the winter holidays!

Have a look at all the courses coming up in June, July and August on Swellendam Winter School’s website.  There are so many cool courses you’ll want to return for more.

Make Swellendam your winter getaway location and add a new skill to your repertoire – you’ll leave relaxed and fulfilled! 

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