SWELLENDAM, a town of South Africa, Cape province, in the valley of the Breede River, 192 m.
S., near the Breede river are thermal springs with a temperature of 145 0 F.
Long took off from the Breede River and fertilized a large area, with the result that Robertson ranks as the second richest district in the province.
Among other Dutch words frequently used in place-names may be instanced: rhenoster (rhinoceros) olifant (elephant), mooi (pretty), modder (mud), klip (cliff), berg (mountain), burg or stad (town), zwart (black), klein (little), groote (great), breede (broad), nieuw (new), zuur (sour), bokke (buck).
On the south coast the most westerly stream of any size is the Breede (about 165 m.