MALMESBURY

The heart of the Swartland

Welcome to the Tourism website of Malmesbury South Africa. Browse around and see what our town and surrounds have to offer. Here you can find Accommodation, local Restaurants and Businesses, Outdoor Activities and Information on our area – Enjoy the beauty and unique character of this part of the Western Cape. Malmesbury offers visitors diverse sporting activities, mountain bike trails, 4×4 routes, hiking trails and the shady 9-hole golf course offering players a spectacular view of Table Mountain. 

Discover the true gift of nature in our award-winning Swartland wines, whilst enjoying a tantalizing meal at one of our restaurants. The area is especially known for its grain and wine cultivation as well as sheep and poultry farming.

A trip through the historic hub of Malmesbury reveals the town through the eyes of a 19th-century visitor.

Interspersed among early Cape buildings dating from about 1830 are structures from later periods, reflecting the rich and varied architectural development of the town over time.

An interesting aspect of Malmesbury is the retained streetscapes – a number of them have been featured.

The first expedition in the direction of present day Malmesbury was undertaken by Jan Wintervogel in 1655, by order of commander Jan van Riebeeck of the Dutch East India Company, three years after the Dutch settled at the Cape.

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