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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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Pure post reformation Protestanism

This is a fine example of a place of worship for those of the protestant faith. Splendid Dutch... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
a_martin714
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London, United Kingdom
Photo opportunity

One of those great old churches that makes me be proud of my ancestors. next time, I hope to see... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
sxp3955
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Parys, South Africa
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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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c/o Voortrekker Str & Church Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Reviewed 23 January 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 9 January 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.

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Reviewed 26 December 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

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Reviewed 16 December 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 16 December 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 7 September 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.

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Reviewed 11 July 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

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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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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...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Gerhard L
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