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NG Kerk Swellendam

c/o Voortrekker Str & Church Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 1225
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Dominates streetscape

This is one building you can't miss if driving along the main shopping street in Swellendam... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Emanpee
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Sydney, Australia
A monument in Swellendam

Amazing architecture. Most of my international groups spend time at the church taking photos, etc... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
Alahuddiyn A
,
Cape Town
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An extremely popular and impressive stop for global visitors with a permanent exhibition and a rich history. Unique architectural mix in SA.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“main street” (2 reviews)
“walk around” (2 reviews)
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c/o Voortrekker Str & Church Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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+27 28 514 1225
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one building you can't miss if driving along the main shopping street in Swellendam. Interesting and attractive architecture and interior also alluring. Church ground's graveyard good to walk around also.

Thank Emanpee
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Reviewed May 5, 2018

Amazing architecture. Most of my international groups spend time at the church taking photos, etc on our way to the Garden Route from Cape Town

Thank Alahuddiyn A
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

This is a fine example of a place of worship for those of the protestant faith. Splendid Dutch architecture with an internal arrangement of striking simplicity and uniformity. No idols, statutes altar or decoration. Beautiful democratic arrangement of seating in lower and upper tiers. Would...More

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Reviewed January 8, 2018

One of those great old churches that makes me be proud of my ancestors. next time, I hope to see the inside as well.

Thank sxp3955
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Reviewed December 26, 2017

Most probably on of the most impressive churches in the Western Cape. In a country where we do not have the impressive (mainly catholic) churches as in Europa and money was scarce, the NG kerk in Swellendam is one of the most impressive churches in...More

Thank Horst S
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Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

Drove past this historical church build in 1700's, what beautiful archecture!!! We couldn't have a look inside as it was after hours.

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Reviewed December 15, 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful building and intetesting architecture So different to your regular small town churches

Thank Fred N
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

A beautiful building in a town known for its Cape Dutch architecture. This is a very pretty town with lots of quaint buildings and good restaurants.

Thank Robert H
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

This Dutch Reform church is known as the Mother Church in Swellendam. It is one of historic buildings of the town & is well worth a visit.It is kept in mint condition & looks beautiful at night when it is illuminated . Inside the pressed...More

Thank seajay44
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Reviewed February 7, 2017

Very imposing from the outside given it's scale on the street, but tranquil inside. Well worth a visit if open. Small donation requested.

Thank Sheffview
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