I cannot recommend this guesthouse highly enough. Wow! From the friendly reception we received from our hosts, Alison & Richard (I must also mention Shadow, the wonderful husky - we're husky lovers with 2 of our own) to the beautifully restored manor house to the delicious gourmet breakfast.
The guest rooms are beautifully decorated and well-appointed. The attention to detail in the rooms is incredible, such as; proper filter coffee with real milk, yummy homemade rusks, handmade bath salts, soaps and lotions in the bathroom and luxurious bathrobes embroidered with Schoone Oordt's crest. The bathrooms are large with a free-standing bath, walk-in shower and twin basins. I'm not normally a bath guy (much prefer showers), however I couldn't resist a relaxing soak with the lavender salts before venturing out to dinner.
In each room there's a large wood-burning fireplace that certainly sets the scene! We had a slightly chilly spring evening while at Schoone Oordt, but the room was perfectly snug once we got the fire roaring.
The manicured gardens are so pretty with a great pool and loungers - wonderful for those scorching summer days with the sound of trickling of water from the fountains.
Not only is the Schoone Oordt perfect if you wish to stopover during the drive to/from the Garden Route, but is also makes a stunning exclusive weekend break from Cape Town. Just over 2-hours from Cape Town, it's closer than you think.
Will definitely be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Schoone Oordt Country House is one of the top boutique hotels in Swellendam with a heartfelt passion for people, for food, for wine and for the environment. Our luxury country hotel offers romantic & intimate as well as family friendly accommodation in Swellendam, South Africa. The emphasis here is on warmth, care, elegance, quality and love and we aspire to make this evident in every aspect of your time with us. We do hope you feel as though you’re visiting with the best of friends. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Schoone Oordt Country House Hotel Swellendam