Three comfortable self-catering one bedroom cottages. Two are alongside a dam. Sleeps two privately. Single beds in living area. 84 hectares in which to walk, jog or cycle. We also have two one bedroom apartments, and a four sleeper family room available to rent, adjacent to the main house. Horse riding can be arranged on request off site. Picnic baskets at R150 per person are also available on request
* Built-in braai on verandah.
* Wireless internet access.
2 Picnic areas at the top of the farm and one by the middle dam with stunning sunset views.
We also provide game drives and picnic baskets at a cost.
For a small fee, you're welcome to come down to our organic garden and collect some fresh vegetables that might be in season. it's a simple garden, but you'll enjoy it. Enquire also at the farm for fresh farm eggs.
Swellendam owes its original development and existence to the relationships that existed between the Khoi people who supported and bartered with the Trekboers and the Ambagswerf at the Drostdy Museum was built to demonstrate the trades and skills that Swellendam was renowned for.
In the mid-19th century, the little hamlet of Malgas once played a much bigger role in the Overberg than it does today. Because the Breede is navigable for around 50km inland to Malgas, this was once an important trading port that served the whole area. From around 1860 onwards it was quicker to transport goods from Cape Town by ship than by ox wagon, and so this river route was a lifeline for the region.
The Sugar Bridge at Buffeljagsrivier, the Trading Post in Suurbraak, the mercantile background which was the foundation of both Barrydale and Infanta , and the important position of Stormsvlei as a refreshment post for the pioneering Trekboers as they carved out new lives for themselves, all of these bear testament to the history of South Africa as it developed through trade and commerce.
In Room Facilities:
* Fans in rooms.
Fire places in all the cottages and the Finley room, not available in the apartments.
* Built-in braai on verandah
* Wireless internet access
Giraffes, Sables, Bontebok, Springbok, Kudu, Water buck,Reebok and steenbok, scrub hare, dassies, Blue Wildebeest, and water mongoose. Numerous bird species including fish eagle, Stanley´s bustard, secretary birds and our beautiful national bird, the blue crane. More game to arrive the next couple of months. Fishermen beware. We found large amounts of Tilapia and bass in our dam recently. Bring your fishing rods and enjoy the fishing. Catch and release normally, but if you wish to keep the fish, 30 rand a fish.
If you do come with small children, you're more than welcome to send them down in the morning to part take in the animal feeding in the morning or afternoon. Just remember to bring an apple for Mister Finley, the Star farm horse, he will not leave you alone till he gets one.