A father accidentally kills his young son. Together with his wife, broken by grief and guilt, they move to a small fishing village, away from an urban area to try and save their marriage and themselves. The man tries to relieve his pain by pursuing a corruption case that is being covered up and threatens to devastate the town. It is through this process of investigation that he and his family go through a process of growth and self realisation.
Swartwater gets its name after a ship ran aground in the dark waters in the Eighteenth century. Some superstitious inhabitants believe that when the waters turn black it’s an omen of bad things to come. Swartwater has also become an exclusive holiday destination for the rich and famous; partly due to the fact that it’s not easy to reach, and also because this is where the whales come to play. Originally a fishing village, many of the original fishing cottages are in the process of being declared national monuments. They are nestled between huge glass palaces. This is the world of whale, crayfish and abalone. A true paradise – Eden.