Arumvale from the swimming pool terrace Bird watching from the canal deck Anneline Cottage upstairs bedroom Anneline Cottage bedroom patio Anneline Cottage living room Anneline Cottage bedroom en suite washroom Carol Suite living room Carol Suite bedroom Carol Suite kitchen Carol Suite patio Malette Suite living room Malette Suite bedroom Malette Suite kitchen Malette Suite patio Samantha Suite Lounge Samantha Suite Bedroom Samantha Suite patio The Rustic Cottage exterior ambiance Rustic Cottage interior Rustic cottage interior Rustic Cottage patio
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Arumvale Country House is perfectly situated from which to explore Swellendam & its surrounds or to enjoy a comfortable countryside experience with majestic mountain views & natural landscapes. Arumvale is a country house with self catering apartments and separate cottages situated in the Hermitage Valley in a pastoral ambiance 2 km outside Swellendam.

Our guest units boasts indoor hearths for winter evenings gazing upon the snow capped mountain peaks and braai facilities for those who wish to enjoy the tranquility and serenity of the late summer evening sunsets.

Accommodation at Arumvale Country House:
These rooms are self catering suites with separate bedroom, living room with fire place and DSTV, kitchen, and bathroom. They have outside patios with braai facilities and fully equipped with eating & cooking utensils and bed linen.

This cottage has a double bed in a living room with gas lit hot water and cooking facilities, oil lamps, bed linen, internal fireplace with an external braai facility.


Arumvale Country House, in addition to being surrounded by peaceful untrammeled nature, has numerous outdoor activities within walking distance i.e. rock climbing, mountain hikes, bird watching, mountain bike trailing, canoeing, field rambling, swimming in the rock pools in the mountain gorge, horse riding in the Marloth mountain reserve and historical heritage walking trails in one of the oldest towns in South Africa.

Further afield in the region, within an hours driving:-
- The De Hoop coastal reserve, where pristine flora and fauna exist abounded by the Indian Ocean & from May until September, see the Southern Right whale.
- The regions famous coastal resorts of Arniston, with its turquoise sea waters, and Cape Aghulhas, the southern most point of Africa.

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Pets only by Arrangement
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Limited Room Service
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Fireplace on the Premises
DVD and/or VCR
Hiking / Walking Trails
Horse Riding

Cancellation Policy:

Require more than 8 day notice of cancellation to redeem the 50% deposit paid.


Directions from Cape Town Airport:
- Take the N2 highway for 206 km ( 2 hours 42 minutes driving) passing Somerset West, Elgin/Grabouw, Caledon, Riviersonderend and then Swellendam, taking the second turn off to the left.
This leads to a 4 way stop, turn left onto station road until the high street, Voortrek road.

On Voortrek road, turn right until the next 4 way stop, turn up Andrew Whyte Street with the Ok Bazaars grocery store diagonally to the right, continue up and past the golf course, and then take the first turn left onto South Hermitage road. Continue for half a kilometer and is the long, grey roofed double storey building on right after the dairy farm barns.

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