The Swellendam Heritage Association (SHA), in collaboration with Village Life Publishers and Bokmakiri Books, invites you to a pre-launch special purchase offer. The first-ever comprehensive  overview of the story of Swellendam, written by the well-known Village Life researcher and author, Annalize Mouton, will be launched in September 2021. The working […]


From a very young age I always felt for me to be a real artist one needed to work from life. (Plein Air) “A distant rumble of thunder, cumulus clouds gather swelling, growing in momentum on the horizon on a farm in the hot Northern Cape.Delighted by the light on […]

What happens when a retired botanist/teacher meets a (younger) Swiss lady with qualifications in International Political Science and a passion for plants in a small town like Stilbaai? They become friends and work together to benefit the environment. Previously the retired lady helped in the establishment of the Tuin-op-die-Brak, an […]