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Tetbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

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...

Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Top location, friendly staff and everything available, very nice restaurant and very good rooms. We hd a nice farm drive where we had a taste of the nice wines made on this location. A definitely come back.

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

Thank you for your fabulous review of your recent stay at Jan Harmsgat Country House. I am delighted to read how much you enjoyed your recent stay with us. I am very happy that you had such a wonderful stay and enjoyed all aspects of Jan Harmsgat Country House experience. Most importantly we look forward to your return visit to...

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay here in October. Our son, seven years old, and us adults were taken care of the best way possible. Our room/suite was beautiful, the surroundings breathtaking, the food and wine excellent. The manager and staff were always helpful. We recomend the 4wheel-drive around the estate; to drink a glass of wine with these views were...

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

I would like to thank you for taking the time to post this wonderful review regarding your recent visit to Jan Harmsgat Country House. It is lovely to hear that you and your family had an amazing experience and enjoyed your stay with us, especially the food, our excellent JHG wines and our lovely staff. We hope that you will...

Knysna, South Africa
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We received a warm and heartfelt welcome on arrival at this Country Hotel,Despite being a "5 star " establishment it was casual,leisurely and uncomplicated.Our overnight stay was complimented with attention to detail,our comfort and needs.All this combined with excellent dining .Had us regretting we were not staying longer !

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us such lovely feedback! I am very happy that you enjoyed your one night stay at Jan Harmsgat Country House and hopefully we can welcome you back for a longer stay next time. Kind Regards Johan Dippenaar

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 25 September 2016

A fabulous establishment for either an over night stay or more. Beautiful surroundings amongst the mountains. The honeymoon room in the loft was beyond stunning. The owners of the business were extremely professional and friendly and we really enjoyed the wines and the wine tasting. The best part of this stay was the food, which was a five star, world...

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

It is so wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time at Jan Harmsgat Country House. We are honoured and humbled by your feedback and thank you for sharing your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back at Jan Harmsgat in the near future. Kind Regards Johan Dippenaar

Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Worth the 2 hour drive from Cape Town. We loved everything about this place. The service and venue is unbeatable And The food was the highlight. We'll be back with friends. We will be back with more friends.

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

Thank you for posting this review and for the high praise, much appreciated! I am delighted to hear you enjoyed our unique property, our lovely food and staff. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back with your next visit to Jan Harmsgat Country House. Kind Regards Johan Dippenaar

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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: £94 - £158 (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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