Kwetu Guest Farm  Verified Listing

  • Springbok to Steenbok in Buffeljagsrivier, Swellendam, Western Cape, South Africa
    Springbok to Steenbok
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  • Springbok cottage
    Springbok cottage
  • Back view of Springbok cottage
    Back view of Springbok cottage
  • Young Sable at Kwetu
    Young Sable at Kwetu
  • Baby Sable born July 2017 at Kwetu Guest Farm
    Baby Sable born July 2017 at Kwetu Guest Farm
  • Springbok at Kwetu
    Springbok at Kwetu
  • Bontebok
    Bontebok
  • Stunning sunset at middle dam
    Stunning sunset at middle dam
  • Baby Bontebok at Kwetu
    Baby Bontebok at Kwetu
  • One of our retirees on the farm
    One of our retirees on the farm
  • Middle Dam view
    Middle Dam view
  • Side entrance to
    Side entrance to
  • Duiker Flat bedroom
    Duiker Flat bedroom
  • Springbok cottage
    Springbok cottage
  • picnic area at top of the farm
    picnic area at top of the farm
  • Middle Dam, and view of Steenbok
    Middle Dam, and view of Steenbok
  • One of our many picnic areas
    One of our many picnic areas
  • Come and try your fishing skills at Kwetu.  Be prepared to eat a slice of humble pie from the little people :)
    Come and try your fishing skills at Kwetu. Be prepared to eat a slice of humble pie from the little people :)
  • sprinbok at Middle Dam
    sprinbok at Middle Dam
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  • Middle Dam.  View of Steenbok cottage
    Middle Dam. View of Steenbok cottage
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  • Mister Finley waiting for his apple
    Mister Finley waiting for his apple
  • Springbok Ram by Middle Dam
    Springbok Ram by Middle Dam
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  • Great fishing grounds.  Middle Dam
    Great fishing grounds. Middle Dam
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  • Red wine by the picnic area
    Red wine by the picnic area
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  • Game drive
    Game drive
  • Fishing at the middle dam.
    Fishing at the middle dam.
  • Springbok in action at Kwetu
    Springbok in action at Kwetu
  • View of the middle dam .  Early morning
    View of the middle dam . Early morning
  • Picnic area at the top of the farm
    Picnic area at the top of the farm
  • baby bontebok born at Kwetu
    baby bontebok born at Kwetu
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  • Water Buck at Kwetu Guest Farm
    Water Buck at Kwetu Guest Farm
  • Eland and baby
    Eland and baby
  • Springbok cottage
    Springbok cottage
  • Springbok cottage by middle dam.
    Springbok cottage by middle dam.
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  • upstairs bedroom
    upstairs bedroom
  • Dassie kitchen and living room area
    Dassie kitchen and living room area
  • bedroom in Dassie, upstairs
    bedroom in Dassie, upstairs
  • kitchen in Dassie
    kitchen in Dassie
  • Dassie flat upstairs
    Dassie flat upstairs
  • Duiker flat kitchen
    Duiker flat kitchen
  • Dassie flat bedrrom
    Dassie flat bedrrom
  • Stars so close you can reach out and touch them
    Stars so close you can reach out and touch them
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  • Living area, Springbok and Steenbok Cottages
    Living area, Springbok and Steenbok Cottages
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Indoor fireplace
    Indoor fireplace
  • Living area
    Living area
  • 4 sleeper living area
    4 sleeper living area
  • 2nd toilet
    2nd toilet
  • Main en-suite bedroom
    Main en-suite bedroom
  • Main en-suite bedroom
    Main en-suite bedroom
  • Dressing table main en-suite bedroom
    Dressing table main en-suite bedroom
  • En-suite bathroom
    En-suite bathroom
  • Built in braai area
    Built in braai area
  • Verandah view - Springbok Cottage
    Verandah view - Springbok Cottage
  • Verandah view - Springbok Cottage
    Verandah view - Springbok Cottage
  • Verandah view - Springbok Cottage
    Verandah view - Springbok Cottage
  • Valley view - Springbok Cottage
    Valley view - Springbok Cottage
  • Uphill to Rheebok Cottage
    Uphill to Rheebok Cottage
  • Across the dam - Springbok to Steenbok
    Across the dam - Springbok to Steenbok
  • Springbok to Steenbok
    Springbok to Steenbok
  • Across the valley
    Across the valley
  • Up hill to Springbok
    Up hill to Springbok
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TV
Stove
WiFi
Deck
Garden
Fridge
Conference Facility
Fan
Selected DSTV Channels
Microwave
Fireplace
No smoking
Oven
Covid-19 H&S Certified
Internet access
Tea and coffee facilities
Bath towels
Braai/BBQ Area
Balcony
Patio
Parking on Premises
Ceiling fans
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.
In Room Facilities:
* Fans in rooms.
Fire places in all the cottages and the Findley Family Room, not available in the apartments.
* Fridge
* Stove
* Microwave
* DSTV
* Built-in braai/barbeque on verandah
* Wireless internet access
* In fridge breakfast on request

Area Information:
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.

Property Facilities:
* 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.

Attractions:
Giraffe, Sable, Bontebok, Springbok, Eland, Kudu, Water buck, scrub hare, dassies, Blue and Golden Wildebeest, and water mongoose. Numerous bird species including fish eagle, Stanley´s bustard, secretary birds and our beautiful national bird, the blue crane. 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 fishing only.
If you do come with small children, you're more than welcome to bring them down in the morning to help feed our farm animals, and remember to bring an apple for Mister Finley, the Star farm horse, he will not leave you alone till he gets one.

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Property Type Guest House, Guest Lodge, Guest Farm
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Check-in after 02:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
Can Be Used For Film Location, Still Shoots, Wedding
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Reviews

Cynthia Wiese
24 February 2020
Our stay was awesome. Thank you.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Rachael Fry
13 January 2020
Loved our stay at Kwetu Farm. So quiet & peaceful & the animals are just amazing. It’s just lovely being right amongst it (even staying in the little house outside the farm - the only divide was a wooden fence). Would definitely recommend it.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Mark Baylis
20 June 2019
Lovely clean and comfortable cottage in a very picturesque setting.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Lurico Arnolds
06 May 2019
We had an excellent weekend stay. The place is beautiful, clean and the atmosphere was awesome. The animals was the main attraction and the highlight. Our host was very friendly and helpful.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Jens Smith
13 January 2019
Comfortable stopover with the added bonus of being able to look at some wild animals.
Fabulous. 4 out of 5
ilyas bham
10 December 2018
Lovely chalet and amazing views. you wont be disappointed.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Susanne Altrichter
01 January 2018
If you Are Looking for a place where you can sit in tranquility, listen to birds and watch Impala, horses, springbok etc from your terracce, then this is the place. Lovely renovated, with attention to detail!
Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Geordi McIntosh
22 November 2017
Overall, a really fantastic stay at Kwetu. We were met by Jean on arrival, the owner, who briefed us about our chalet and how to find it. She's very enthusiastic about the farm and their game. There are 3 self-catering chalets and small flatlets - we booked one of the chalets which I would recommend. (Flatlets better suited for backpackers, I felt). The chalets are spread out with superb views of the mountains, and the game roams freely on the farm. We watched the sunset in the company of bontebok springbok and wildebeest right on our doorstep - just magical.
The chalets are spacious, simple but elegant. We had everything we needed for a self-catering stay. We enjoyed "Steenbok" as you couldn't see the other two chalets and we were close to a small dam - ideal for a quick dip to cool off. We opted to eat in, but Swellendam is only 7km away if you want to go into town for meals or need to shop.
Highly recommend for nature lovers, families (kids all ages) and couples.
Superb. 5 out of 5

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Anonymous
27 December 2019
Beautiful views and the tranquility of the mountains.
Fabulous. 4 out of 5

Nearby Attractions & Landmarks

Swellendam Church, Swellendam Golf Course, Drostdy Museum