Zwaanswyk is residential suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, which is situated on the foothills of the Constantiaberg, (a large whaleback shaped mountain in the Table Mountain range). The suburb is bordered by, Steenberg and Kirstenhof to the South, Bergvliet to the East, Constantia to the North and the SAFCOL pine tree plantations against the mountain to the West. Constantia is just a 5 minutes drive from the elite residential area of Zwaanswyk which is conveniently situated to close to many of the areas fine restaurants, bars, two leading golf courses,(Steenberg and Westlake), and modern shopping facilities.
Streams run through the area and the pine plantations, forming green belts where various bird, frog, and insect species make their home. These green belts also provide areas for recreation including walking, cycling and dog walking. Some of the last tiny remnants of Cape Flats Sand Fynbos can be found around here (although even these remnants have been partially covered with pine plantations). This is the only spot in the entire world where this endangered vegetation type survives in a sustainably large area, and work is under way to provide it with long-term protection.