Location: Swellendam, Western Cape
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Jan Harmsgat Country House is an authentic country retreat, encompassing the charm and understated elegance of the incredible Overberg region of the Western Cape. Rich in culture and history, Jan Harmsgat Country House spares no detail in 5 star comfort. 

Jan Harmsgat Country House suite

Jan Harmsgat Country House

Steeped in centuries of heritage, the Western Cape tells a colourful story of settlers from a bygone age. Jan Harmsgat Country House lies in the beautiful winelands town of Swellendam, which is the third oldest town in South Africa. Try a variety of local harvests on offer, and explore the heart of the South Western Cape, whilst on a luxurious country retreat.

Jan Harmsgat Country House Accommodation

Jan Harmsgat Country House offers a variety of accommodation for the most discerning travelers, in three separate historical buildings. The standard luxury rooms, formerly the slave quarters, are housed in a delightful Cape Dutch building, dating back to 1723.

Enjoy two communal lounges and a private courtyard overlooking the pretty orchards. A salt water pool is available for guest enjoyment on those hot summer days. Luxury suites in the original wine cellar boast metre thick walls, a thatched roof and original doors, not to mention an impressive wine collection. Van Eeden House dates back to the 19th century and offers recently refurbished intimate suites with private entrances.

Jan Harmsgat Country House suite

Jan Harmsgat Country House Activities

Swellendam is a gateway to a multitude of activities in the South Western Cape region:

  • The Robertson Wine Route
  • The Breede River
  • Bontebok Park
  • Cape Agulhas
  • De Hoop Nature Reserve
  • Historical Town Tours

Greatest Africa was founded in the Greater Cape Area of South Africa, and offers private wine tours in the exquisite Cape Region. Our exclusive tours are guided by boutique wine producer Richard Hilton, of Richard Hilton Vineyards, who is also the founder and MD of Greatest Africa.

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