The Stars Hallow, Mayberry or Everwood of South Africa carries the name of Swellendam. The location was one I thought I would spend an hour or so touring before spending the rest of my time working online.
Instead, I spent an hour or so working online after spending all my time envisioning my retirement there. The charm of Swellendam doesn't only come in its scenery, or Dutch-style architecture, but in the people. It took me hours to walk a 10 minute distance, as I would engage in one conversation or another with locals who made me feel like we've been friends forever.