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Nottingham
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped in a very large room which is above the restaurant. It was very tastefully furnished, with lovely interesting furniture. The bed was extremely comfortable. The room was also quiet in itself as no noise at all from restaurant and no neighbours. Yes you can hear the road noise but it certainly didnt keep us awake or interrupt sleep...

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Fethhiye
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just in one word, AMAZING! From the moment we arrived until the moment we left one big smile on our faces. The room is spectacular, the service immaculate and the restaurant fantastic. The breakfast a feast, the pool. Whenever I return to Africa, I will come back. For sure.

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

Good day, Thank you for the wonderful review. We are very happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. We strive to make our guests feel as comfortable and at home as possible. We look forward to your next visit.

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely room with veranda. Beautiful setting and excellent food. Only slight drawback was the proximity to a noisy, busy main road. Great estate manager who took us out in his jeep to see the vineyards and black wildebeests. He then recommended taking a great boat ride from a nearby vineyard.

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Ile de France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just spent an evening with dinner and overnight stay at Jan Harmsgat. Everything perfect - delicious dinner in their charming restaurant and superb breakfast in the garden. Room was great, large bathroom with walk in shower. Professional and friendly service everywhere throughout the stay - kind gestures such as car wash and fresh flowers in the room Thank You!...

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JHG-GM, 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 look forward to welcoming you back at Jan Harmsgat in the near future. Warm Regards JHG Manager & Team

Durbanville, South Africa
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This place had real agriturismo feel about it. Beautiful, peaceful surroundings, friendly and highly professional staff and some pretty smart wines. And very family-friendly as well. We stayed in Room 2 as we had our 8 yr old daughter with us and it had a great single bed for her. Small menu for dinner but the food was excellent. The...

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. It is so wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time at Jan Harmsgat Country House. 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. We are honoured and humbled by your...

Villiersdorp
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Beautifully decorated room attention to detail superb staff extremely helpful and meal superb. Only negative was the busy road from Swellendam to Ashton trucks running day and night not the peaceful country experience we were hoping for.

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JHG-GM, 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 I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience at Jan Harmsgat, especially your meal in our restaurant and our exceptional staff. We take great pride in our level of service and equal pride in Jan Harmsgat Country House appearance and always strive to...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Decided to chose this place for our 33rd wedding anniversary. Very friendly staff, and great service from Llandra who looked after us at meals. The food is good but could be improved. Breakfast is good with lots of selection. Light lunch more than acceptable but chips/crisps out of a packet should be avoided. Dinner lacked the elegance to match the...

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

Thank you for your review and for sharing your anniversary celebration at Jan Harmsgat. We sincerely regret that we did not completely fulfil your expectations while staying with us. We appreciate your constructive feedback and comments as this helps us to continually improve our service and offerings going forward. Warm Regards JHG Management & Team

Gordon's Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We have just celebrated our daughter's wedding at Jan Harmsgat - we check in on Friday and left on Monday. We could have stayed even longer. Our pre wedding site visits were always a pleasure, Johan (General Manager) and Gerda were exceptionally helpful, nothing was every a problem. Johan even framed a special Bridal photo and gave it to the...

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

Dear Lynn Thank you for posting this wonderful review. It is our love for people and our passion to make our guests happy that drives us to give every visitor the most memorable experience at our beautiful Country House, and we're delighted to hear that your wedding/stay was indeed one to remember. We really are situated in a little piece...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Great location, superb staff and the quality of services are exceptional. They team are always at hand to help with any requests and have adapted the property sympathetically over the years. There is as much or as little as you want to do in the area - we just loved hanging out at Jans Harmsgat!

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our beautiful guest farm with such lovely words. We are delighted that you had a wonderful experience with us and certainly hope that we will be welcoming you back again soon in the near future! Warm Regards JHG Management & Team

Tetbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2016 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

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  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Breakfast included
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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: €132 - €196 (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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“Room 6 has a lovely veranda overlooking the garden”
 of 5 bubbles suemercer5, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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