Garden Route Accommodation

Big Yellow

Every August  the scenic town of Swellendam turns yellow, to celebrate all that is positive and healthy about life in South Africa.  This year the yellow fever will hit from 9 to 12 August. In preparation, the town undergoes a yellow transformation as businesses and some private homes do their bit by donning a bit of yellow. It’s a sort of jaundice Christmas.

Canola Carnival brings you face to face with a region where the fresh air motivates you, the warm sun energizes you and the natural beauty cheers you on. A region that challenges you to go further, higher and be stronger – in order to truly appreciate the opportunities made possible through its splendour.

Blaze your own trail whether by bike or foot across the majestic Nature Reserves as a participant in the MTB and Running events. Treat your taste-buds to a healthy helping of South Africa’s gourmet delights at the stalls and expos. And celebrate life’s goodness by joining us for the lively and colourful Yellow Street Parade.

If the sound of nature gets too loud for you, then head for the main tent which play host to some of South Africa’s top musicians and bands.