Focus – Swellendam
Focus – Swellendam
Travel time from Cape Town: 2 hours 24 minutes
Lying at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains, the picturesque town of Swellendam is the perfect base from which to explore the Overberg Region and the surrounding wine lands. Swellendam is not only the largest youngberry growing area in the world but is also bursting with heritage, culture, architecture and also offers excellent restaurants and accommodation. We have tried the following two excellent guest houses.
Rothman Manor Guest House
This trendy five star boutique guest retreat is your destination for luxury accommodation in Swellendam. On the 3.5 ha estate you will find your privacy in hidden places and relaxation in the park like garden is assured. Rothman Manor offers three thatched houses in the famous Cape Dutch architecture, going back to 1834. Luxury and stylish design, decorated with African elements, with every comfort, show you a perfect matched together into a laid back and retreat atmosphere. Unwind by the pool, read in the seclusion of your private outdoor space or relax in the Jacuzzi while watching our Zebras and Springboks enjoying themselves.
Schoone Oordt Country House is a small hotel with soul, perfectly situated as the gateway to the Garden Route, only 2 hours from Cape Town. With 10 luxury bedrooms set in lush gardens, an intimate Conservatory Restaurant, a sparkling saltwater pool and a passion for people, family, food, wine and the environment, our charming country hotel offers romantic & intimate as well as family friendly accommodation in Swellendam. The emphasis here is on unpretentious unaffected luxury, elegance, quality, love and acute attention to detail.
Field and Fork restaurant (tel 028 514 3430), in Swellendam’s heritage area, is worth a visit. The seasonal menu changes every few weeks, but you can count on delicious food and great service. Taste berry liqueurs at the nearby Wildebraam Berry Estate (028 514 3132) or explore the trails that meander into the kloof from your front door.