A few short years ago,Swellendam was primarily a "pit stop" on the N2 motorway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth on the famous Garden Route of South Africa.
Travellers would divert off the N2 and rest and refresh at the many coffee shops on the main street and quickly resume their journey.
What a change in Swellendam today!!
The town has now become a destination in its own right, and the range of top quality accommodation,fine restaurants,excellent cafes, coffee shops,and artisan outlets make a night stop,or longer,most inviting.
My wife and I decided on an overnight stay after reading the very high ratings which Trip Advisor reviewers gave to The Schoone Oordt Hotel.
We were not disappointed,and rather than repeat all of the plaudits which this charming Hotel has already received,I will sum it up by saying that it was beyond our expectations.
Alison and Richard Walker have lovingly restored the main house to a splendid reincarnation of it's glory days and the accommodation and cuisine are world class.
A special thank you to our Waiter, Sydney,who although nervous as he was just starting in his new job,was so efficient and friendly that he added greatly to the enjoyment of our dinner.
A truly special place
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Schoone Oordt Country House is one of the top boutique hotels in Swellendam with a heartfelt passion for people, for food, for wine and for the environment. Our luxury country hotel offers romantic & intimate as well as family friendly accommodation in Swellendam, South Africa. The emphasis here is on warmth, care, elegance, quality and love and we aspire to make this evident in every aspect of your time with us. We do hope you feel as though you’re visiting with the best of friends. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Schoone Oordt Country House Hotel Swellendam