Malmesbury is the main town in the region known as the Swartland. The area was first known as "Het Zwartland" (Black Land) because of the indigenous plant, the "Renosterbos" which turns black in the warm, dry summers.

The area has a Mediterranean climate favouring the production of grapes, wheat, olives, canola and fruit and many industries in the town are based on these products. Close by residential areas around Malmesbury include Chatsworth, Ilingelethu, Kalbaskraal, Abbotsdale and Riverlands.

Explore Malmesbury



Malmesbury's Historic Route is a hidden gem. Visit the historic landmarks such as the Museum, that houses a photographic history of this little town. 

Middle Swartland Agri Route

Middle Swartland Agri Route

For bird lovers this unique route is a must do. Its hands-on experience of farm life is cultural enriching. It explores every possible farm-based activity in the area.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor activities

The pleasure of enjoying the outdoors include activities such as mountain bike trails, hiking trails, 4x4 routes and a shady 9-hole golf course offers visitors a spectacular view of Table Mountain.

For the hungry

For the hungry

Situated on the N7 only 10 km outside Malmesbury, Annexkloof Farm Stall provides everything from home-made preserves to delicious Springbok Jaffles.

Living in Malmesbury

Areas near to Malmesbury

Franschhoek, Gordons Bay, McGregor, Montagu, Paarl, Riebeek Valley, Robertson, Somerset West, Stellenbosch, Strand, Wellington,


The type of medical services include chemists, dentists, doctors, emergency, hospitals and optometry care.


For shopping opportunities close by towns include Riebeek Valley, Durbanville, Paarl.


Summers are hot and dry while the winters are mild. Despite the winter rainfall there are still many sunny days to enjoy the countryside.


Malmesbury is only an hours drive from Cape Town and the CBD.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius