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Address: c/o Voortrekker Str & Church Street, Swellendam, South Africa
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An extremely popular and impressive stop for global visitors with a...

An extremely popular and impressive stop for global visitors with a permanent exhibition and a rich history. Unique architectural mix in SA.

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Impressive church

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

Reviewed 7 February 2017
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Reviewed 7 February 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.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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139 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is a lovely church, magnificent and statuesque. However, please be aware that it is only open to the public during the week (tourism info did not tell me this), but you could go and visit on Sunday when they hold their services. I could not get into the grounds to look around as the gates were locked (this was... More 

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1 Thank Wolery
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The NG Church is a beautiful historic building and open to the public to visit. Interesting architecture.

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Paarl, South Africa
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454 reviews
167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Dating from 1801, this is a lovely historic building with a long history. Situated in main street and a true landmark.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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429 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 386 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

The Dutch Reform Church is probably the nicest public building in Swellendam with well kept burial grounds surrounding the church.

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Amanzimtoti, South Africa
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147 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen. Over 100 years old, set against the mountains it is a breathtaking sight. An absolute must if you ate in the area.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is one building that you just can't miss in Swellendam. It stands out proud and tall. Even the houses in the vicinity offer excellent photo opportunities.

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1 Thank Karen B
St. George, Utah
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76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

When you stop to take a quick pic be sure to go inside for a quick look too. It's worth your time to see grand circular seating in an family church.

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Well we had a close look at Swellendam's main attraction in all the guide books .... up close and it's a really nice historic edifice but regretably it's just not possible to ge into the grounds let alone the building for a look round - would have been good and respectful.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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98 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Beautiful to look at, beautiful to visit - simply a magnificent old building, rich in history and character!

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