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Swing Camp 2019

One of the annual highlights for the Cape Town swing community is Swing Camp, without a doubt! We plan the perfect long weekend: four days and three nights at the gorgeous Fynbos Estate olive farm, daytime classes and activities, live music and dancing in the evenings.

The best part of the swing calendar for me – like a cosy Mother City Hop, all in one beautiful place. Amazing food, amazing people – and all to ourselves we have a farmhouse and gardens, and a dance floor with a view of the mountains 🙂

~ Jen

The third annual Swing Camp will be held on 21−24 September 2019. You can look forward to specialty workshops, intimate group practices, discussions on swing hot topics, games, dance videos, bonding, and loads of social dancing!


The event will take place entirely in one place—Fynbos Estate, located one hour outside of Cape Town. There is a large farmhouse and multiple cottages for comfortable accommodation, as well as camping. All meals (vegan-friendly) will be provided for the weekend. Workshops will take place in two locations on the farm and parties each night will take place on the gorgeous outdoor Pavilion! There will be two workshop tracks: Level 2, which requires completion of all our Level 1 “intro” courses; and Level 3—please read our level descriptions for greater clarity.


The weekend pricing is all-inclusive:

  • 3 nights’ accommodation
  • All meals, snacks and drinks from Saturday lunch to Tuesday breakfast
  • 3 parties with the Pebble Shakers and our DJ team
  • About 10 hours of workshops per level (to be finalised)

plus a bunch of other activities!

Here is the full package pricing, including accommodation, food, workshops, parties and extra activities:

  • Farmhouse (single bed in shared room):  R2,550 pp
  • Farmhouse (shared bed in shared room):  R2,350 pp
  • Cottage (private room for two): R3,150 pp
  • Cottage (single bed in shared room): R3,050 pp

Camping and mattresses in the Old Barn (both R1,950) will be made available only once the cottage & farmhouse beds are filled.


You can look forward to special concept classes and activities (think switches, pre-lindy hop social dances, swing era movies, DJ talks for non-DJs and lots more…), great food, parties with the Pebble Shakers and our swinging DJ team, evening showcases and late-night parties!


If you’re booking a spot in the farmhouse or cottages, please let us know your chosen room and bed in this spreadsheet: the sheet is not editable, please leave your name as a comment in the relevant cell, or email us.

This is a screenshot, updated periodically.


21 Sep 2019 - 24 Sep 2019


10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Fynbos Estate
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