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  • Welcome to  Boskloofswemgat in Clanwilliam, Western Cape , South Africa
    Welcome to Boskloofswemgat
  • Welcome to  Boskloofswemgat
    Welcome to Boskloofswemgat
  • Fivaz cottage
    Fivaz cottage
  • Gustav - 8 sleeper
    Gustav - 8 sleeper
  • Swiell cottage with Fivaz in background
    Swiell cottage with Fivaz in background
  • The swimming hole
    The swimming hole
  • Hangnes
    Hangnes
  • Langhuis with its own private rock pool
    Langhuis with its own private rock pool
  • View from Langhuis bedroom
    View from Langhuis bedroom
  • Langhuis Rock pool
    Langhuis Rock pool
  • Langhuis kitchen
    Langhuis kitchen
  • Kliphuis bathroom
    Kliphuis bathroom
  • Gustav - Living area
    Gustav - Living area
  • Swiell bedroom
    Swiell bedroom
  • Gustav main bedroom
    Gustav main bedroom
  • Gustav living area
    Gustav living area
  • Fivaz stoep
    Fivaz stoep
  • Kliphuis
    Kliphuis
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    Nature
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    Part of Swemgat
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  • Beautiful surroundings
    Beautiful surroundings
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    Animals on farm
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    Nature
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    Nature
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    Flower season
  • Part of Swemgat
    Part of Swemgat
  • Swiel cottage on the river
    Swiel cottage on the river
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    Farm animals
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    Animals on farm
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    Animals on farm
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    Nature
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    Flowers
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    Nature
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    Mountain
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    River
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    Gustav se Huis
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    Gustav se Huis
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    Hangnes
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    Hangnes
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    Hangnes
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    Hangnes
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    Hangnes
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    Hangnes
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    Hangnes
  • Kliphuis
    Kliphuis
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    Kliphuis
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    Kliphuis
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    Kliphuis
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    Kliphuis
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    Kliphuis
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    Kliphuis
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Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
Fan
No smoking
Braai Area
Aircon
Fridge
Oven
Parking on Premises
Bath towels
Garden
Stove
WiFi
Ceiling fans
Linen
Tea and coffee facilities
Fireplace
Child friendly
Microwave
The farm offers three self-catering, thatch-roofed cottages, 1 corrugated iron-roofed and 4 quaint prefab cottages, all situated on the banks of the Jan Dissels River with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.
It is the ideal place for a family getaway, or a romantic weekend.
Explore the farm roads on foot or mountain bike, fish and swim in the unpolluted river and be awed by the stars in the clear night skies above you.
Make this your base and explore the Cederberg, the coast at Lambert's Bay, Wupperthal, Namaqualand and Clanwilliam from here, or simply relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility of nature around you.
Property Facilities:
The farm Boskloofswemgat is situated in the Boskloof Valley, a magnificent unspoiled area, bordering on the Cederberg Wilderness Area . The Jan Dissels river flows through the valley and the farm was named for a favourite river pool or "swemgat".
The accommodation is set along the river banks and guests can enjoy swimming and fishing in the clear, unpolluted river.
Other activities include mountain biking and hiking, on farm roads or longer hikes - the start of the Krakadouw Trail being near here. You can also do the rewarding hike to "Die Toring", a nearby peak - about 4 hours there and back.
In Spring the valley turns into a spectacle of riotous colour when wild flowers carpet the landscape as far as the eye can see.

Area Information:
The Cederberg Wilderness area comprises approximately 7 100 hectares and lies to the South-east of Clanwilliam. This remote, pristine area with its breathtaking natural beauty which includes a variety of fynbos and dramatic rock formations offers the visitor a unique wilderness experience. Generally, only walking and hiking is permitted in the area. For the less fit visitors there are more accessible places such as Stadsaal Caves with their famous Bushman-Elephant paintings. There is a range of accommodation facilities with a number of recreation options. This area forms part of the Cape Nature Conservation and operates out of Algeria, 30 km from Clanwilliam. The area is know internationally for its walking and hiking trails and is home to a variety of unique plant species such as the Cedar Tree. It is also the only place where leopards are protected.

In Room Facilities:
Eight whitewashed cottages set in the tranquil farm landscape offer the ideal getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
All are well equipped, have full bathrooms and good quality bed linen and towels are provided. Some have indoor fireplaces and all have outside braai facilities.
Wood is for sale on the farm for your convenience.

Attractions:
Other activities include mountain biking and hiking, on farm roads or longer hikes - the start of the Krakadouw Trail being near here. You can also do the rewarding hike to "Die Toring", a nearby peak - about 4 hours there and back.
In Spring the valley turns into a spectacle of riotous colour when wild flowers carpet the landscape as far as the eye can see.

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Property Type Chalet, Cottage, Guest Farm, Self Catering
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Reviews

Marijke Ehlers
25 September 2019
Pristine cottages in an idyllic setting. So very quiet, save for the sounds of bird calls, a donkey's bray and now and again the bark of the resident zebra. The roosters drop in for crumbs and treats, the donkey gives hugs and the resident ponies get up to mischief. There is a massive lawned area and a jungle gym for the kids, the swimming holes are magnificent and, for the less adventurous (or more lazy) there is a hidden hammock where you can catch up on a good book or some zzz's. All in all, an amazing break from real life. Cannot wait to go again.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Lorraine Grassow
02 September 2019
Lovely place. A lovely place and a lovely stay. Can only imagine swimming in that water hole in the summer
Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Anonymous
31 May 2019
It was beautiful. a peace of heaven in nature.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Tiffany Brache
11 May 2019
Boskloofswemgat is the perfect place for a peaceful getaway. Beautiful venue, and highly recommend Nenna Cottage as it has the best fire place for views of the farm and mountains. Perfect spot for stargazing too.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Jurina marais
14 February 2019
Baie lekker ontspan en natuur baie mooi.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Ferdinand Rädler
04 November 2018
We stayed at Hangnes for two nights and enjoyed the terrace with the nice view and the comfortable living room very much.
Superb. 5 out of 5
George Whitehead
22 August 2018
We stayed at Boskloofswemgat so that we could have a SHORT DRIVE T THE BIEDOUW VALLEY TO SEE THE SPRING FLOWERS.

The reception was good and the staff were friendly and helpful. The farm area where the cottages are located, is beautiful as is the river.

However, the specific cottage we were allocated, Kliphuis, was dark, cold and dank. I cannot recommend it. The other cottages seemed very nice.
Fabulous. 4 out of 5
pamela van pel
17 October 2017
We had the most wonderful rest. We were made very welcome by our host Lizbie. The bird life is something to behold, even for the untrained bird watcher! The weather was wonderful the first two days so enjoyed the river which flowed strongly in front of our cottage. Just sad that two large water tubes arrived to late to laze on the river with. I highly recommend Boskloofswemgat as a place of relaxation and rest. Expect the cottages to be very basic in decor and equipment.
Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Kathy SA
01 September 2012
We decided to take a trip to see the spring flowers, and spend the night at Boskloofswemgat. We found the cottages to be very clean, and costy. As it was rather cold we made a fire in the inside fire place, which heated up very quickly. I would love to go in summer so we could swim in the river, and hike up the mountain.
Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Chris SA
01 June 2012
The accommodation is good and the bedding warm as we enjoyed our sleep on a cold day with the river close by letting you know that water is strong!!

A getaway place to be enjoyed giving true rest for a busy life in the city!
Fabulous. 4 out of 5

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Clanwilliam Reviews

Anonymous
23 April 2019
Enjoyed the Cederberg experience.
Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Lynette Dreyer
18 February 2019
Quaint little town with easy access.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Noel de Villiers
20 November 2018
Warm weather in Clanwilliam.
Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Ann Bradford
03 September 2018
Magnificent vistas overlooking the Dam and also the Cedarberg Mountains.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Elza Malherbe
13 August 2018
We enjoyed the sunset over the dam.
The gravel roads were mostly in a fairly good condition.
Okay. 3 out of 5

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