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Jan Harmsgat Country House

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 18 June 2015

We were looking for a special place to celebrate my birthday and we could not have made a better choice. June and her staff made our stay bliss. Attention to detail and absolute countryside hospitality gave the winter days warmth and flair. Truly exotic to say the least. The honeymoon suite was decorated and appointed to the hilt and the...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 9 June 2015

As a traveler who frequently travels across the Western Cape, this was one of the better places in the Winelands. The attention to detail and service provided was just superb. Special mention must go to Jonathon, the front of house, for taking care of every whim.

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Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

This place really meets all expectations. We went with our two young girls (11 & 9) and they went out of their way to entertain them. The good and wine was spectacular - a real treat. You must ask the staff to do a sun downer drinks across the road (you get there by tractor) we saw the most unusual...

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Thank Pip R
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

What a disgrace of a so called fine dining 5 star restaurant. Go down to the basement and look for your predecessors in one of the pized reds, maybe you can get inspiration to up your game. I know a very good consultant that can maybe sort your troubles for you!

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Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

Everything was great! New chef had just started and oh boy is he going to make this a gourmet destination! Great bedding! Sounds so obvious but so many don't focus on it especially pillows. Perfect setting. I was worried that it was located too close to the road and would be noisy but no. Host Michele and Riann were superb!...

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Cape Town
Reviewed 3 May 2015

Our family had no pre-conceived thoughts on our visit to this delightful country house in a 'secret valley'. On arrival, the manicured gardens, beautiful grounds, tastefully decorated rooms and general good feeling immediately made us feel like we had arrived in heaven. We stayed in room 2 in the Old Slave Quarters which was beautiful, comfortable and the bed was...

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London
Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

A great place to stay on beautiful grounds and views of the mountains. We stayed in the honeymoon suite which was gorgeous. Tasty breakfast with lots of choices. Friendly, helpful staff who offered suggestions on activities in the area. Free use of bikes to explore the farm.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

We stayed in the honeymoon suite which was amazing! Jonathan and the team are so friendly and very professional with a personal touch. Great service and AMAZING food. They room was very classy and comfortable.

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1Thank Mark J
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2015

Stopped for one night, Very relaxing and comfortable with very nice restaurant. Very helpful staff and made to feel very welcome Ideal if you wish to vist the many local vineyards or just to stop over on way to Cape Town

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Ulm, Germany
Reviewed 31 January 2015

If you like country life and atmosphere , you'll love Jan Harmsgat. Very comfortable big room with big bathroom , long pool you really can swim in . We shut the windows closest to the road but it really didn't bother us anyway. We got a complimentary upgrade for our room ( Thank you, Jonathan) , beautiful gardens and friendly...

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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: €112 - €184 (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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“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
“Honeymoon suite is very romantic”
 of 5 bubbles MMMOSL, 7 Jan 2016 | Read review
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