Jan Harmsgat Country House
has seen a renaissance that captures its rich past, in a way that fits in with the discerning traveler’s needs - Space, charm and an unsurpassed opportunity to indulge in an authentic country ambiance and history.
Guests are treated to understated elegance and comfort, combining the power of its original meter thick walls, yellow wood details, and authentic "Overberg" style while every modern convenience available.
The indulgence does not stop with the accommodation but is carried throughout your experience. With renowned chef, Tronette Dippenaar, creating her 5-course dinner menu from fresh produce picked from the organic garden, every guest is sure to be filled with delight. The restaurant is open daily to the public.
We would love to host your wedding at Jan Harmsgat Country House, and if you`re looking for warm and friendly farm hospitality, we are the ideal venue.
The main dining venue (original wine cellar) can accommodate up to 50 seated guests opening onto an adjacent outside cement dance floor. Outdoor ceremonies are also held on the lawn under the pecan trees. Weather permitting; this venue can accommodate bigger groups. A venue hire fee is applicable.
Accommodation at Jan Harmsgat Country House:
The Slave Quarters (Standard Rooms):
Cape Dutch Style building, originating in 1723, with beautiful thatch roof has been painstakingly redone to combine authentic historical atmosphere with modern comforts of today. Two communal lounges, honor bar, private courtyard overlooking the orchard and situated next to the salt-water pool.
Downstairs with wooden beamed ceilings, king size bed, under floor heating with large shower and toilet en-suite. Beautiful orchard view.
Downstairs with king size bed, large room with under floor heating, mountain view and separate bathroom en-suite with claw foot bath tub with shower handle.
Top floor, mountain facing with thatch roof and air-conditioning. Queen size bed and beautiful Victorian bath in main bedroom with shower handle. Toilet en-suite.
Top floor views of orchard, mountain, and stunning sunsets. King size bed to sleep peacefully under the thatch roof. Air-conditioned, with Victorian en suite bath with shower handle in private bathroom.
Wine Cellar (luxury):
The original wine cellar with meter thick walls, thatch roof and original doors, still boast an impressive wine collection. The building has been lovingly restored to its original glory and exudes the magic of yesteryear.
The honeymoon suite has a private staircase leading to spectacular views of mountains, and the pecan orchard. Step onto the balcony and watch the sunset paint magical colors or lounge on the chase reading a classic. Complete with king size bed, air-conditioning, Victorian bath, separate shower, toilet and bidet as well as fully stocked mini bar.
Van Eeden House (luxury):
This beautiful house was built in the 1800’s. Adjacent from the main building, Van Eeden House has newly built suites with private entrances, top of the line fittings and plush furnishings.
Enter thru the large stoops’ private entrance, and enjoy the over sized king bed, with opulent bath including over sized shower, toilet, bidet, air-conditioning and under floor heating as well as fully stocked mini bar. Enjoy the large porch for private dining and lounging. This suite has room to accommodate an extra person or child.
Room 7 & 8 (Garden Suites):
Over looking the garden, each room pampers you with a king size bed, fine linens, under floor heat and air-conditioning. The bathroom has a freestanding stone bath for relaxation and oversize shower for two and well stacked mini bar. Private deck for your personal enjoyment.
For those who desire extra space, room Nine has an open plan with fireplace, under floor heating, air conditioning, and private veranda. Furnished with king sized bed, freestanding bath, oversize shower, complete with toilet, bidet and well stocked mini bar.
Relax in the freestanding bath with water feature in the king size bedroom. Separate shower for two, under floor heating, air conditioning and television make this suite special. Private entrance, courtyard and mini bar.
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