This is a bit off the beaten track up in the hills, but it is worth the journey. It is very quiet out here and the views of the mountains and agricultural valley are fantastic.
The accommodation is comfortable and there is a lounge, with TV, where a roaring fire was lit in the evening. It was pretty chilly up here on the winter night we were there, the wind was whistling round the building. I don't really understand why they don't have central heating!
Bedrooms were well equipped, spacious and comfortable
The evening meal in the restaurant was pretty good, with local specialities, such as fillet of Ostrich and Karoo lamb chops on the menu. Not sure what veggies would do. The restaurant doesn't take payment by card (although the hotel does), so you need some cash.
There is only wifi in the restaurant.
Breakfast was buffet style, which seems to be unusual in these parts, but was fine.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Swartberg Country Manor is nestled on the farm "Voorbedacht" situated in the Cango Valley at the foot of the world-renowned Swartberg Pass. The picturesque panoramic view of the Swartberg Mountains will bring comfort to anyone that wants to "get away from it all" and simply soak up the peace of its tranquil surroundings.The farm was purchased in 2003 and welcomed its first guests in February 2005. The extraordinary views of the Swartberg Mountain from the veranda of the original farmhouse compelled us to create a venue where more people could share in the tranquillity and serenity of this beautiful valley."Voorbedacht" farm is a working farm, which offers our guests the unique opportunity to explore and experience the true essence of subsistence farming in the Little Karoo. Among the various agricultural products farmed, we also farm livestock such as, cattle, sheep and ostriches. Daily walks on the farm allow guests to experience the peace and serenity of this beautiful valley, while for the more "wild at heart"; mountain bikes are available to explore the more rugged terrain. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Swartberg Country Manor Oudtshoorn