Garden Route Accommodation


This weekend sees the launchand proclamation of the most concerted marketing effort yet in this region. The Republic of Greater Swellendam will be launched with a number of events and with some fanfare,

Starting at SwellenMark, on Saturday morning a number of performers will be strutting their stuff and keeping the crowds entertained while over at the Country Market on Church Square, the biggest market yet will take place, again with live performers and the kind of excellent produce you would expect from a country fair.

Watch out for resident superband ‘The Republicans’ who have been rehearsing non-stop to contribute. Dave Shackley on bass is something of a progrock god and has, as member of Motiffe, recorded the Motiffe of St Albans album now called a masterpiece by critics. Dave’s music is complex and he is a standout instrumentalist.

Saturday night sees the official celebration of the launch of the Republic with a cannon salute, fireworks, cocktails and some fine live music.