We were so looking forward to our stay here, we were booked in for 3 nights at the end of Januart.The scenery at this hotel is simply stunning but as for the rest I don't know where to start.
We had travelled 5 very hot hours to get to the hotel. When we arrived we were not offered a drink of any kind, not even a glass of cold water.
We were shown to our room at about 4pm , the room was very nice ,however there was no fridge, safe or tv, the hotel is supposed to be 4 star and we had all these facilities in every other place that we stayed in during our 3 week tour of SA.
I tried to have a cold shower shortly after we got to our room, no water!!!!! I went to reception to tell that we had no water only to be told that the water was off as they were repairing a leak and that they hoped to have the water on by 6.30pm. Nothing was said to us about this when we checked in. Not a good start to our stay here!
Because the hotel is so far from town we had little choice but to eat at their restaurant, the choice of meals was very small, I had the ostrich and my wife, the chicken. There was no menu as such so we didn't know the prices.
My ostrich was ok but a bit on the tough side, however my wife's chicken was very under done and very pink in parts, needless to say she didn't eat it. Breakfast the following days was ok and it was very pleasant to sit in the warm sun on their deck with the wonderful views, this was probably the highlight of our stay.
As I said before we were both very much looking forward to our stay here, we wanted some time to rest after several days of touring the Garden Route, sadly because of our experience here we only stayed one night.
- 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