Malmesbury, Western Cape, South Africa

House in Malmesbury, Western Cape.

Malmesbury was named in 1829, after the Earl of Malmesbury.The townwaspreviously known as Zwartland but the governor of the Cape, Sir Lowry Cole, named it in honour of his father-in-law. Malmesbury has always been a farming community and it's still famous for its grain and wine as well as chicken and sheep farming.

Malmesbury has a hot water spring and the water reaches temperatures of 32 degrees C (90 degrees F). Some of the attractions are the Swartland Wine Cellar, Kalbaskraal Nature Reserve and the annual food and wine festival in June.

Malmesbury has great historical significance. This can be seen on the Swartland Wine Route, at Babylon's Peak private cellar, Lammershoek Estate, Swartland Dutch Reformed Church, Swartland Heritage Foundation, Malmesbury Museum and the various Communion Wells.

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