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Schoone Oordt Country House

Guest House
  • Capacity: 22 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 20:00
    Check-out: 11:00
  • Address: 1 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam, 6740, Western Cape
  • All ages welcome
  • From R2 600 per night (for 2 people)


Schoone Oordt Country House is a small hotel in Swellendam, Western Cape, South Africa, arguably the best of Swellendam accommodation, with 10 luxury bedrooms set in lush gardens, an intimate Conservatory restaurant, a sparkling saltwater pool and a passion for people, children, food, wine and the environment.

There is something quite magical about this striking Victorian Manor House. She has been painstakingly and lovingly restored over many years by Richard and Alison Walker and is passionately run by Wander and Sonette Bester. As a result, she has been instilled with charm and grace and she adores welcoming guests.

Her extensive grounds house 2 standard and 6 luxury magnificently crafted rooms, a quaint, private family cottage and a romantic and secluded honeymoon suite set in lush, abundant gardens and sheltered by aged oak trees. Each luxury accommodation has conceded to every modern convenience whilst unique, restored (mostly by Richard) antiques retain the Victorian feel of the Manor House and a bygone era.

The Manor House itself boasts the most exquisite light and airy conservatory, which Richard built in true English style, a cosy fire-lit bar and lounge, an intimate dining room and a typical country kitchen. The warmth of the original wooden floors, ceilings and doors coupled with many quirky antique pieces creates a wonderful welcoming ambience and guests are encouraged to socialise here.

Meals are made with love and served with true Schoone Oordt flair and style. The freshest best quality produce from small local suppliers is sourced as organically and ethically as possible, as well as fresh herbs and occasional veggies from the garden. Breakfasts are traditionally a gourmet affair and our little country hotel has developed quite a reputation for them. Complimentary afternoon tea with home-baked savoury and sweet goodies is served overlooking the garden on sunny summer afternoons. In winter, complimentary snack platters and a warming welcome drink are offered on arrival.

Intimate, delicious dinners are served in The Conservatory Restaurant where guests can enjoy a carefully prepared, sophisticated South African menu with wines sourced (by Sonette) from the celebrated verdant regions surrounding Swellendam; Robertson and Hermanus. Talented Chef Wander is well on his way to building The Conservatory Restaurant into one of the finest of Swellendam Restaurants.


Swimming Pool
Secure Parking
Free Wifi
Conferencing Facilities


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Bar
  • Babysitting By Arrangement
  • Spa Treatments
  • Swimming Pool
  • Concierge
  • Games Room
  • Guest Lounge
  • Laundry Service
  • No Smoking Indoors
  • Malaria Free
  • Massage And Beauty Therapy
  • Restaurant On Premises
  • Satellite TV
  • Serviced Daily
  • Wine Cellar
  • Free Wifi
  • Conferencing Facilities
  • WiFi

Activities Onsite

  • Bird Watching
  • Wine Tasting
  • Swimming

Activities Nearby

  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Wine Tasting

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English

Meal Types Offered

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner By Arrangement
  • Picnic Baskets By Arrangement
  • Teas

Parking Facilities

  • Secure Parking
  • Behind Remote Gate
  • Off Street Parking

Payments Accepted Onsite

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Diners
  • Cash
  • Electronic Bank Transfer

Review Summary

4.7 out of 5from 8 reviews for Schoone Oordt Country House
Value for money


  • 1 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam, 6740, Western Cape
  • Guests think Schoone Oordt Country House is in an excellent location
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  • Capacity: 22 people
  • Check-in: 14:00 to 20:00
    Check-out: 11:00
  • Address: 1 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam, 6740, Western Cape
  • All ages welcome
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