Where we govern


Swellendam Local Municipality is the best-run coalition government in South Africa, according to the 2016 Government Performance Index, for great service delivery, financial management, and leadership. This DA-led municipality works to be a visionary municipality where all residents prosper, there are high-quality services, and where – working together – we keep making progress. The local government works hard to attract job-creating tourism and prioritises residents in poor communities.

Swellendam's Success Stories

We were voted the “Best Municipality in SA” by the 2016 Government Performance Index, for good service delivery, financial management and leadership.

85% of our latest budget goes towards helping residents in poor communities.

We are working hard to attract job-creating tourism by being a world-class eco-friendly travel destination.

In 2015 we won the Govan Mbeki National Housing Award for the Best Upgrade of an Informal Settlement Programme (UISP) in SA!

“Councillor Lamprecht is always available to help and listen to us.” – Maria Dyers, Railton

Meet the Mayor & Mayoral Committee Running Swellendam Municipality

Nicholas Myburgh

Executive Mayor Nicholas Myburgh has farmed in the Swellendam district for twenty years. This is his second term as executive mayor of Swellendam, this time with the constituency’s first ever overall majority. Nicholas became involved with the DA in order to help promote the cause of Individual Freedom, Free Enterprise, and the Rule of Law….

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News from Swellendam

Swellendam is named as South Africa’s top eco-friendly destination

Swellendam has been recognised as South Africa’s top eco-friendly destination.   The Luxury Travel Guide publication selected Swellendam as the Eco-Friendly Destination of the Year-South Africa in the Africa and Middle East Awards 2017 category.   Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, congratulated the destination.   “This is an excellent achievement for Swellendam and for…

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