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Durbanville, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place had real agriturismo feel about it. Beautiful, peaceful surroundings, friendly and highly professional staff and some pretty smart wines. And very family-friendly as well. We stayed in Room 2 as we had our 8 yr old daughter with us and it had a great single bed for her. Small menu for dinner but the food was excellent. The...

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Villiersdorp
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautifully decorated room attention to detail superb staff extremely helpful and meal superb. Only negative was the busy road from Swellendam to Ashton trucks running day and night not the peaceful country experience we were hoping for.

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JHG-GM, Manager at Jan Harmsgat Country House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review of your recent stay at Jan Harmsgat Country House I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience at Jan Harmsgat, especially your meal in our restaurant and our exceptional staff. We take great pride in our level of service and equal pride in Jan Harmsgat Country House appearance and always strive to...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Decided to chose this place for our 33rd wedding anniversary. Very friendly staff, and great service from Llandra who looked after us at meals. The food is good but could be improved. Breakfast is good with lots of selection. Light lunch more than acceptable but chips/crisps out of a packet should be avoided. Dinner lacked the elegance to match the...

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JHG-GM, Manager at Jan Harmsgat Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for sharing your anniversary celebration at Jan Harmsgat. We sincerely regret that we did not completely fulfil your expectations while staying with us. We appreciate your constructive feedback and comments as this helps us to continually improve our service and offerings going forward. Warm Regards JHG Management & Team

Gordon's Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just celebrated our daughter's wedding at Jan Harmsgat - we check in on Friday and left on Monday. We could have stayed even longer. Our pre wedding site visits were always a pleasure, Johan (General Manager) and Gerda were exceptionally helpful, nothing was every a problem. Johan even framed a special Bridal photo and gave it to the...

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JHG-GM, Front Office Manager at Jan Harmsgat Country House, responded to this review

Dear Lynn Thank you for posting this wonderful review. It is our love for people and our passion to make our guests happy that drives us to give every visitor the most memorable experience at our beautiful Country House, and we're delighted to hear that your wedding/stay was indeed one to remember. We really are situated in a little piece...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location, superb staff and the quality of services are exceptional. They team are always at hand to help with any requests and have adapted the property sympathetically over the years. There is as much or as little as you want to do in the area - we just loved hanging out at Jans Harmsgat!

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JHG-GM, Manager at Jan Harmsgat Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our beautiful guest farm with such lovely words. We are delighted that you had a wonderful experience with us and certainly hope that we will be welcoming you back again soon in the near future! Warm Regards JHG Management & Team

Tetbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed here last year and loved it but the change of management has made it even better except the trips around the farm are no longer a standard part of the stay. The new Manager is a great guy, happy face, can't do too much for us and his wife is a brilliant cook ! Being made welcome makes...

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JHG-GM, General Manager at Jan Harmsgat Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for all of your positive comments and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. It is always a great pleasure having you staying with us and we look forward to your next visits. Safe travels……. Kind regards Johan Dippenaar

Melkbosstrand, South Africa
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Fantastic setting with friendly staff. The food are out of this world and the honeymoon suite was such a treat. We were greeted by host Johan Dippenaar with our arrival which made us feel home from the word go. The staff all go the extra mile to make your stay special. Will definitely vist Jan Harmsgat again.

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JHG-GM, General Manager at Jan Harmsgat Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for sharing your highlights of your stay. So wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time at Jan Harmsgat. We are so pleased you celebrated your special anniversary celebration with us and hope you will return for your next. Looking forward to welcoming you back to Jan Harmsgat Country House. Kind Regards Johan

Western Canada
Reviewed 16 November 2016

There are not enough superlatives to describe this slice of paradise. Not only is it in a beautiful setting, but the incredible food, wine and food and exceptional service are second to none. Johan, Trouette (the phenomenal chef) and staff pay attention to every detail, yet seem to do it effortlessly and with such professionalism. The special touches such as...

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Thank you for posting this wonderful review. We are delighted that you chose Jan Harmsgat Country House for your recent stay in the Robertson Wine Valley. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and all that our property has to offer. Jan Harmsgat is indeed a truly amazing destination and you are quit right, a slice...

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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

From the moment we arrived we felt like wed found a hidden treasure. We were met with warm welcome and the hospitality of Johan and his team was exemplary. The rooms are gorgeous with so much charm and attention to detail. You'll have to see it to believe it. The restaurant offers superb cuisine and the wine produced from their...

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JHG-GM, General Manager at Jan Harmsgat Country House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review of your recent stay at Jan Harmsgat Country House. Mentioning how welcome my team made you feel, from the moment you walked in until your departure, makes me really proud of them. We take great pride in our levels of service and equal pride in Jan Harmsgat Country House appearance and always strive...

Montagu, South Africa
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Returned here after several years with some trepidation that it might not be as good as before. Actually it was much better. We stayed in room 6. Big suite with wide private verandah. Early morning jog around olive groves on the slopes of the mountains. Breath taking views. Good food and exemplary service and housekeeping. Gardens really picturesque.

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Thank you very much for your review and your lovely feedback of your recent stay at Jan Harmsgat Country House. As you rightly point out, our staffs are very important to us and their positive attitude and attention to detail continues to drive us in being the best at what we do. Thank you for your continued support and we...

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  • 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 - £168 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles PoshTottie1410, 12 Apr 2016 | Read review
“If you like a quick swim before breakfast, get one of the rooms adjacent to the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles alanrwillis, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Best to pass by and try to find somewhere better in Swellendam. The fact that somewhere is "Cape Dutch" is no guarantee of quality”
 of 5 bubbles 340carolinej, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
“We requested Room 6, which we liked for its spaciousness, light colours and nice veranda.”
 of 5 bubbles sosofar, 26 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Honeymoon suite is very romantic”
 of 5 bubbles MMMOSL, 7 Jan 2016 | Read review
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