MALMESBURY ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES
Malmesbury offers visitors diverse sporting activities, mountain bike trails, 4x4 routes, hiking trails and the shady 9-hole golf course which offers players a spectacular view of Table Mountain.
Visit "Ant Sienie se Huisie"on the banks of the Diepriver in Abbotsdale, where they can relive the history of 5 generations who lived there.
The Ilingelethu Thusong Service Centre offers a variety of programmes on skills development eg. the making of traditional clothing and jewellery. Contact number 022 486 4593.
Die Kraaltjie Multi Purpose Centre has a soup kitchen and produce beautiful hammocks and biltong cutters.
Contact number: 022 481 3561.
EXPLORE THE HISTORY OF MALMESBURY
Malmesbury Historic Route
1 Prospect Street
Follow the route to visit the historic landmarks of Malmesbury.
Read more about the history, specific buildings and download a map on the Historic Route page on this website.
Malmesbury Museum houses a photograhic history of the town as well as interesting display on the Jewish History of the town.
Open: Mon-Fri 09:00-13:00, weekends / public holidays by appointment
Sorinda van Zyl
Tel: 022 482 2332
Tel: 076 414 1810
NG Kerk Swartland
As unieke landmerk staan hierdie pragtige gróót wit kerkgebou sedert 1860 in Kerkstraat, Malmesbury. Die titelakte is op 29 Desember 1841 namens koningin Victoria van Engeland aan die gemeente van Swartland uitgereik wat alreeds op 27 Junie 1745 gestig is. Die lidmate van Swartlandgemeente (as vyfde oudste Nederduitse Gereformeerde gemeente in SA) belê vir byna 275 jaar hulle hulpbronne, talente en tyd in ons dorp en gemeenskap om 'n wesenlike verskil te maak en 'n kosbare erfenis na te laat.
TASTE THE WINE FROM THE SWARTLAND
Swartland Wine and Olive Route
c/o Church and Voortrekker Road
Visit the Swartland Santam Wine Route for an authentic wine tourism experience in the countryside. Within easy reach of Cape Town the route boasts 20 members – including big wine companies, private cellars, garagistes and wine merchants. The region stretches from Paardeberg in the south to the Berg River in the north and encompasses the beautiful Riebeek Valley and the towns of Malmesbury, Piketberg and Porterville.
EXPERIENCE THE SWARTLAND BIRDING ROUTE
Swartland Birding Route
Swartland and West Coast regions
The Swartland is rich in bird life, with 56 of the 170 endemic species of Southern Africa that can be found here. The Swartland now boasts a brand new birding route after volunteers, birders and Swartland Tourism joined forces to establish fourteen individual routes.
Full maps and summaries of the routes can be found on the Swartland Tourism website. The maps give a clear indication of reserves, hiking trails, hides, a checklist, as well as other tourist attractions.
ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS AND THE ADVENTUROUS
Cape Ostrich Ranch
AFFILIATED MEMBER. N7 outside Cape Town
Escape to a feathery wonderland. Enjoy our famous ostrich dishes. 40 min informative trail, including the museum • Ostrich leather and egg factory & shop • Playground • West Coast White-necked and Black-necked ostriches • Emu's and Rheas • chicks and incubators • crocodiles & reptiles • Scratch Patch with semi-precious stones and gemstone carvings and jewellery. Events: Weddings • Conferences • Kiddies Parties • Concerts • Special Occassions • Tournaments.
Ceres Zipslide Adventures
AFFILIATED MEMBER. Ceres