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Jan Harmsgat Country House

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Jan Harmsgat is one of the bests country houses I have ever stayed in . Its class and oozes class . If you want something special .....This is it . Nestled among Pecan nut trees and a vineyard its a beaut and the food is very good too. a real hidden gem .. Charlene and team do a great job...

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Dear Ulrich, Thank you for the great review, we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. We strive to make our guests feel special, relaxed and at home and Jan Harmsgat is the perfect setting. Looking forward to your next stay with us.

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful place but then I'm a sucker for Cape Dutch architecture! Lovely room. The staff very attentive when the first room was unacceptable because of a problem with the Little worrying that there are so few windows for cross ventilation on hot days. No blind or curtains for privacy on the one window we had. Excellent food. Not impressed...

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Dear Carol, Thank you for the constructive feedback, it is much appreciated. We get 2 days in a 10 day cycle to do all watering through micro irrigation. The sprinkler used to water the grass is connected to a 20mm pipe. This very thin pipe gives more pressure, thus using less water. Please accept our apology with regards to the...

Matching Tye, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful accommodation, excellent meals, and outstanding service, in tranquil surroundings. We had a health problem on arrival, and Jolan gave us superb assistance. Our only problem was that we should have made a longer booking. Very reasonably priced for the quality overall

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Good afternoon, Thank you for the lovely feedback. Our mission is to make our guests feel at home and relaxed and our staff will assist in every way they can. We are very happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience and we look forward to your next stay with us. Kind regards, Jan Harmsgat Country House Team

Penrith, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travelled from Capetown to Port Elizabeth in February staying in 7 different similar star rating properties as Jan Harmsgatt and this was our personal favourite by a mile. What makes this place extra special is the staff who were all welcoming and very efficient at their jobs. Our room was spacious and furnished with lovely homely antiques. We didn't...

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Good day, Thank you for the wonderful review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We strive to make all our guests feel comfortable and at home. We are always working on ways to improve and our enthusiastic staff thoroughly enjoy making your stay memorable. We look forward to your next stay with us for more great...

Montagu, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As "locals" from a nearby town we have thoroughly enjoyed their "flagship" Sunday lunches in the past..2016..and have thought it well worth while to drive 30 kms for a wonderful roast with beautifully cooked vegetables preceded by a selection of fresh breads, pates ,cheeses etc. Their puddings were also first class ...so... two bottles of their excellent wine later (...

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Dear Helen and Peter, We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your review. We value all feedback as it helps us to improve our standards in order to give the best guest experiences. We sincerely apologise for the Sunday lunch experience you had with us on your last visit. Our famous Sunday lunch will be...

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Nottingham
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 January 2017

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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Jan Harmsgat Guest Farm has seen a renaissance that captures its rich past, in a way that fits in with the discerning traveller's needs: Space, charm and an unsurpassed opportunity to indulge in an authentic country ambience and history. Guests are treated to understated elegance and comfort, combining the power of its original meter thick walls, yellowwood details, and authentic 'Overberg' style while every modern convenience available. The indulgence does not stop with the accommodation but is carried throughout your experience. Jan Harmsgat is registered and has been awarded the Fair Trade in Tourism S.A Trademark. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jan Harmsgat Country House

Address: | R60 District Bonnievale/Drew, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Price Range: £116 - £169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Jan Harmsgat Country House 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“The thatched roof gave no noise insulation & a room downstairs may have been better.”
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“If you like a quick swim before breakfast, get one of the rooms adjacent to the pool.”
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“Best to pass by and try to find somewhere better in Swellendam. The fact that somewhere is "Cape Dutch" is no guarantee of quality”
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