Most of the hotels we had stayed in during our 2 week trip to South Africa had catered to my penchant for modernism (and South Africa did not disappoint!), but we decided to try to experience a Cape-Dutch colonial property during our stay- and De Kloof did not disappoint!
The property is absolutely charming. Situated on a private, quiet cup-de sac and flanked on one side by a nature reserve, the property has a stunning location- with fantastic vistas to mountains that dominate the skyline of Swellendam. The estate, the oldest property in Swellendam, was built in 1802, in the cape-dutch style, and retains the old-world charm while maintaining all of the luxury amenities you would expect from a 5-star rated property. The gardens are beautiful- bursting with flowers (particularly roses), and the pool area is exceptional.
We received a wonderful welcome- and an upgrade to the Manor Suite- in the main building of the estate. The room was stunning (equipped with a water bed!), with lovely old floors, double dutch doors and a bathroom to die for! We were invited to a free wine tasting where the somellier gave us a sampling of the wines from the Robertson region (there are many to choose from), and the selection was delicious! We chose to dine at De Kloof- and the meal also did not disappoint- 5 courses, each more delicious than the one before! Breakfast was delicious, off their ala-carte menu- which they will serve in your room, on the front sunny terrace, or in the dining room of the Manor House. Finally- the service through the stay was excellent- and the owners made the time to introduce themselves and give us a proper welcome to their beautiful home. Strongly recommended for a taste of old-world charm, excellent food, fantastic wines, and beautiful scenery!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 5 star boutique hotel& Villa & SPA -Member of best Boutique Hotels of the World Often described as the Jewel and Grand Dame of Swellendam- Western Cape -South Africa -where history meets trends with unique interior decor. Hotel offers spacious rooms & suites all with free WIFI ,large designer bathrooms,extra length beds and climate control. high teas, breakfast, lunches and evening fusion tasting dinners and a la carte dinners served in Restaurant 18 Zero One ,large pool with breathtaking views. Spa for beauty and massage treatments with award award winning products and services. Dam with geese and ducks, several secluded gardens and koi ponds Grand Suite with waterbed, jacuzzi and fireplace as well 2 bedroom family Suites available. A true Oasis and hidden gem on superb quiet large grounds walking distance from historical heart of village ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- De Kloof Luxury Estate Swellendam