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Schoone Oordt Country House

Charming country hotel set in a lovingly-restored Victorian Manor House

Schoone Oordt Country House

Schoone Oordt Country House is a charming and intimate country hotel in Swellendam, only two hours away from Cape Town and perfectly situated as the gateway to the Garden Route. Set on extensive lush grounds, the property consists of the Victorian Manor House and ten luxury bedrooms. Guests have access to woodland glades, a stunning swimming pool and a fragrant rose garden. Meals are made with love and served with true flair and style. The emphasis here is on unpretentious luxury, elegance, quality, and attention to detail. This is the ideal romantic getaway for guests looking for pure relaxation.

At the lodge

The hotel

The Manor House boasts a light and airy conservatory, built in true English style, a cosy fire-lit lounge, an intimate dining room and a typical country kitchen. There is a stunning antique reception desk in the foyer. The warmth of the original wooden floors, ceilings and doors combined with antique pieces create a welcoming ambiance. Afternoon tea is served overlooking the garden on warm days and dinners are served in The Conservatory Restaurant . There is a sparkling saltwater pool.

The rooms

The two Standard Rooms are located in the garden and are inter-leading. The six Luxury Rooms are positioned around a fragrant rose garden, and fountains. Each Luxury Room has it’s own patio, exquisite bathroom, satellite TV and DVD player. Goose-down duvets, under-floor heating and heated towel rails add to the luxury. The private and cosy family cottage boasts a loft area and a kitchenette. The large, romantic Honeymoon Suite is perfect for an exceptional special occasion.

On safari

Experiences

Staff will assist you in planning your time in Swellendam. Activities include walking down Swellendam’s ‘Golden Mile’ for art, crafts, history and food, and visiting the Drostdy Museum, the Old Gaol (original jailhouse), and the historic Mayville House. Golfers can play on the rustic 9-hole golf course with spectacular views. Pampering spa treatments are available at the Rain Forest Day Spa. Adventurous activities include exploring Swellendam and surrounds by mountain bike, going on guided horse trails, canoeing, ziplining, and micro-lighting.

When to go

Overberg by month

January

Season: Dry

February

Season: Dry

March

Season: Dry

April

Season: Dry

May

Season: Wet

June

Season: Wet

July

Season: Wet

August

Season: Wet

September

Season: Wet

October

Season: Dry

November

Season: Dry

December

Season: Dry

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