Each year from mid-August to mid-September the barren semi-desert landscape erupts into a sea of colour. During this time nature lovers will be joined by visiting European Bee-eaters.
Swartriet is situated centrally between the Saldanha Nature Reserve, Cape Columbine Nature Reserve and the West Coast National Park where you can witness the best flower displays.
There is no arguing that the very best way to experience a place is to explore it on foot.
The coastal fynbos supports a variety of wildlife which can best be seen along the 17-km hiking trail that runs between Swartriet and Tietiesbaai.
Southern Right Whales visit from July to November.
Swartriet is a paradise for sea lovers and bird watchers. The European Bee-Eaters do visit Swartriet during the September months. The rare Black Oystercatcher is also often seen along the stretch of the coastline as well as the arctic tern.
Swartriet is the mecca for a variety of water – and wind sports.