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Dating back to 1853, Schoone Oordt is a voluptuous, meticulously restored Victorian homestead presiding over 5,000m2 of lush grounds in the quaint farming town of Swellendam. Perfectly positioned between Cape Town and the Garden Route, Swellendam is the ideal stopover or weekend break from the hustle and bustle of the city as well as a destination unto itself.

Schoone Oordt`s grounds house eight magnificently crafted, luxurious suites, a romantic honeymoon hideaway and a private, spacious family suite set amongst tranquil fountains, fragrant gardens, manicured lawns and an invigorating salt-water pool. Each room has been fitted with every modern convenience whilst retaining the Victorian feel of the manor house and a bygone era.

Meals are a delight and made with love at Schoone Oordt Country House. Breakfasts are extensive, delicious and served in the sunlight-filled conservatory in the mornings. Dinners are prepared by the renowned Koornlands Restaurant, one of the top eateries in Swellendam, and enchant with a fusion of Cape Country and European cuisine. Light snacks and delectable afternoon tea and cake are available throughout the day.

The grounds themselves have been especially designed to host weddings, parties or even executive conferences and exclusive team-building weekends. Choose from the intimate and private conference venue with views of the mountains, the light and airy conservatory with views of the gardens or the cosy, formal dining room in the grand old house. Schoone Oordt is truly an extraordinary venue with exceptional taste.

The area around Schoone Oordt offers guests an abundance of activities. Hiking, horse-trails, bike-trails, watersports as well as visits to the nearby Nature Reserves are a must. A trip to the De Hoop Nature Reserve for whale watching in season cannot be missed. Along with a nine-hole golf course, quaint coffee shops, the renowned Drostdy museum, berry-picking, lavender-picking, good restaurants and a feast of art, Swellendam spoils its visitors for choice.

After all, the emphasis at Schoone Oordt, most importantly, is on luxurious elegance, quality and acute attention to detail without pretence or stuffiness. She is a grand old dame with genuine soul, heart and a passion for people and the environment.

She looks forward to welcoming you.


For nature-lovers and hikers, the De Hoop Nature Reserve, Cape Agulhas -the Southern-most tip of Africa - and Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve are a short drive away.

For golfers, theres the beautiful nine-hole golf course overlooking the Hermitage Valley.

For the more adventurous, kayaking on the breathtaking Buffeljags Dam or exploring the magnificent Langeberg Mountains on horseback is a must.

Get down to earth and experience picking (and eating) your own berries or tasting delicious berry liqueurs, jams and other products at a working youngberry farm in the Valley.

For the slightly more hedonistic, the renowned wine estates of Robertson, Barrydale and Montagu are an easy drive away, whilst Swellendam itself hosts a selection of country culinary delights.

Finally, for the child in all of us, the world-renowned Faerie Sanctuary cannot be missed.

Rooms and Units Available:

8 Luxurious suites:
The Luxury suites includes:
- Antique wardrobe and dresser
- Extra length King or Twin Beds
- Custom-made 100% cotton percale linen
- Goose Down bedding
- Stocked mini-bar
- Tea/Coffee - Homemade biscuits or rusks
- Luxurious wool carpet
- Fireplace
- Underfloor heating in bathroom
- Heated towel rails
- Embroided towelling gowns
- Complimentary slippers
- Over-size shower
- Double basins
- Hairdryers
- Shaver Point
- Wall safes/ personal codes
- Private patios and entrances

Honeymoon Suite:
Tucked away in a corner of the garden, lies the romantic honeymoon hideaway. Brush past the brightly flowering fuschias onto the secluded patio and open the french doors to a world of elegant sophistication

The Honeymoon suite includes:
- Antique wardrobe and dresser
- Ornate Over-size King Four-poster Bed
- Custom-made 100% cotton percale linen
- Goose Down bedding
- Stocked mini-bar
- Tea/Coffee - Homemade biscuits or rusks
- Luxurious wool carpet
- Fireplace
- Underfloor heating in bathroom
- Heated towel rail
- Embroidered towelling gowns
- Complimentary slippers
- Over-size shower
- Double basins
- Hairdryer
- Shaver Point
- Wall safe/ personal code
- Private patio and entrance
Family Cottage
The Family Cottage is at the top end of the property, private, cosy and set apart from other guests. It has 2 extended length single beds in an upstairs loft area accessible by some stairs and an extended length king bed for parents downstairs.
Sleeps 2 Adults and 2 children

Family Suite
The Family Suite is a spacious two-bedroom suite that sleeps two adults in an over-sized king bed & up to four children in beautiful sturdy bunk beds, with even enough room for a cot (pre-booked). It has a private patio area overlooking the circular lawn
Sleeps 2 Adults and 4 children

Honeymoon Suite
The Honeymoon Suite is unashamedly romantic with its large hearth, exquisitely carved four-poster bed and oversized bathroom. It is tucked away on the edge of a shady forest with the Koornlands River gurgling along at its perimeter.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Luxury Room
The eight Luxury Rooms are positioned around a fragrant rose garden, peaceful fountains and landscaped shrubbery. There is a single sofa bed, ideal for a child of up to 10yrs of age and space for a cot (pre-booked) in each room.
Amount of similar units: 8
Sleeps 2 Adults and 1 child

Facilities & Services available:

Honeymoon Couples
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Team Building
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Fireplace on the Premises
Hiking / Walking Trails
Horse Riding
Mini Golf
Swimming Pool

Cancellation Policy:

-  Cancellations 0 to 7 days prior forfeit 100% of the deposit.
-  Cancellations 8 to 14 days prior forfeit 50% of the deposit.
-  Cancellations in excess of 14 days prior will incur a 10% administration fee to cover banking and handling charges.


The N2 from Cape Town or Mossel Bay/George:
- Take the Swellendam East turn-off.
- Drive back downhill, through the 3-way stop.
- Just after the Koornlands River Bridge, turn immediately right.
- Turn before the grass verge with Swellendam written in white brick on it.
- Schoone Oordt Country House is on the right.

The N1 from Cape Town:
- Travel through the tunnel to Worcester.
- At the 3rd set of taffic lights turn right to Robertson/Ashton.
- Drive straight through Robertson and Ashton.
- Just after Ashton is a turn to the right onto the R60 to Swellendam.
- Quite soon after the large white church on the left, the road forks, keep to the left.
- Take the first right into Swellengrebel Street.
- Schoone Oordt Country House is on the left.

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  • Accommodation Type: Bed & Breakfast and Guesthouse
  • Minimum stay: 2 Day/s
  • Sleeps: 36
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM