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Our farm, in the picturesque Hermitage Valley, is situated just 2km’s outside of Swellendam at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains, an area well known for its spectacular views, tranquility, abundant outdoor activities and pretty Berry Farms.
The Zaayman Family would love for you to share a little piece of our heaven and stay in one of the 4 self-catering cottages on the farm.
All our cottages are very comfortably furnished with all the necessities. Each cottage comes with an essential braai area; free Wi-Fi, glorious pocket spring mattresses; complementary 12 pieces of wood, homemade rusks & coffee and more! River, Rose and Guinea Fowl Cottage have indoor fireplaces. Rose, Guinea Fowl and Aardvarks Burrow Cottage have TV's.
Our salt water swimming pool is free to all our guests. KolKol wood-fired hot tub for hire at R350 per night, 25 pieces of wood included per day. Minimum two nights hire. First booked first served basis!
We do allow dogs on the farm. Please just note that none of our cottages are enclosed and we do hold horses and other animals, so only very well behaved dogs might apply at an additional charge.
There's much to see and do in and around Swellendam. We really have it all: Horse Trailing, Mountain Biking Routes, Hiking in Marloth Nature Reserve, Breede River in the Bontebok National Park,in-season (Nov - Dec) Berry Picking, some of the best restaurants South Africa has to offer and much more.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to paradise.
In Room Facilities:
Linen & Towels (All Cottages); Heating (All); Fans (All); Deluxe Pocket Spring Mattresses on Beds (All); Tiled Floors (All)
Swellendam is the 3rd oldest town in South Africa with over 50 national monuments. It also boasts the largest youngberry growing region in South Africa. Enjoy berry picking (Nov – Dec), liqueur tastings, and a variety of historical outings.
Swellendam, has been named after Governor Hendrik Swellengrebel and his wife Helena Ten Damme. In 1795 the residents, who were frustrated at the inadequacies of the company, revolted and declared themselves a Republic, with Hermanus Steyn as President. The Republic was short-lived due to the arrival of British settlers who soon turned Swellendam into a profitable commercial empire. In 2011, the Swellendam Municipality area re-declared itself a Republic dedicated to the principles of the New South Africa; celebrating rural life, racial harmony, and respect for nature and wildlife.
Swellendam is a prosperous agricultural area, known for its Mediterranean climate that makes it an ideal holiday destination all year round.
Swellendam has many historic buildings that serve as a reminder of its exciting past.
Nature lovers will enjoy the plentiful nature reserves around Swellendam, including Marloth Nature Reserve, Sambona Wildlife Reserve, Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve, and Bontebok National Park. Wildlife in Swellendam includes the endangered Bontebok and Cape Mountain Zebra as well as bushbuck, klipspringer, baboon, mongoose, and the occasional Leopard.
Outdoor Braai (All Cottages); Indoor Fireplace (Rose, River & Guinea Fowl); Free Wi-Fi (All Cottages); TV, bring your own DSTV decoder & card or watch the 18 channels on the OVHD decoder provided (Rose & Guinea Fowl & Aardvark); Pet Friendly (pending owner approval); Fully Equipped Kitchenette (All); Bathroom with Shower & Toilet (All)
Liqueur, Berries & Deli Tasting at Wildebraam Cellar (100m); Horseriding (0km); Birding, Hiking, & Mountain Biking at Marloth Nature Reserve (1.5km); Swimming in Marloth OR Municipal Dam (1.5km) OR Bontebok National Park OR Umshanti (10km); Golf (1.5km); Sulina’s Fairy Sanctuary, Local Potters and Art Galleries, Drostdy Museum, Bee Things Shop with Honey-on-Tap, Masbiekers Valley Project and more in town.