South Africa Day 9 (part 1): Aloe Ferox Factory, Swellendam

Aloe Ferox Factory

On route to Swellendam, along the Garden Route, we made a short halt at an Aloe Ferox factory. We were given a demonstration of some of the products and were able to try them out ourselves.


The town has a definite Dutch feel to it. There are several important historical buildings in the town, although unfortunately there was not enough time to see everything. I spent most of my time in the old gaol and Ambagswert (Afrikaans meaning a trades yard). The Trades Yard was constructed in the 1970s to exhibit the tools and equipment used by artisans and craftsmen of the past.