Kwetu Guest Farm  Verified Listing

Overberg Buffeljagsrivier Swellendam Western Cape South Africa

Excellent Rating: 4.8 / 5
Based on 8 verified guest reviews

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Member since: 22 Sept. 2016

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TV
Garden
Selected DSTV Channels
Oven
Bath towels
Patio
Stove
Fridge
Microwave
Covid-19 H&S Certified
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
WiFi
Conference Facility
Fireplace
Balcony
Ceiling fans
Deck
Fan
No smoking
Tea and coffee facilities

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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Extra Info

Property Type Guest House, Guest Lodge, Guest Farm
Conditions Show
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
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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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Excellent Rating: 4.8 / 5
Based on 8 verified guest reviews

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Buffeljagsrivier Reviews

Anonymous
27 December 2019

Beautiful views and the tranquility of the mountains.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5

Nearby Attractions & Landmarks

Swellendam Church, Drostdy Museum, Swellendam Golf Course