The town of Moorreesburg lies in the heart of the Swartland, just 70 km from the West Coast and an hour’s drive from Cape Town. With endless fields of wheat and the only wheat museum in South Africa – one of three in the world - Moorreesburg has agri-tourism and eco-tourism at the centre of its attraction to visitors.
One can visit local farms in Moorreesburg to experience wheat farming first-hand; the museum hosts wheat fossils that date back to the Egyptians and great effort goes into the protection of the local, unspoiled indigenous Rhenosterveld, for which the Swartland is named – when the Renosterveld is dry, it turns black.
Activities in Moorreesburg include canoeing, swimming, fishing and hiking and the local golf course provides a good 9-hole round of golf. Moorreesburg is fast becoming a popular weekend destination for busy Capetonians wanting a break away from it all in the tranquillity of unspoilt countryside.