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Montagu, South Africa
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Returned here after several years with some trepidation that it might not be as good as before. Actually it was much better. We stayed in room 6. Big suite with wide private verandah. Early morning jog around olive groves on the slopes of the mountains. Breath taking views. Good food and exemplary service and housekeeping. Gardens really picturesque.

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JHG-GM, General Manager at Jan Harmsgat Country House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and your lovely feedback of your recent stay at Jan Harmsgat Country House. As you rightly point out, our staffs are very important to us and their positive attitude and attention to detail continues to drive us in being the best at what we do. Thank you for your continued support and we...

Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Top location, friendly staff and everything available, very nice restaurant and very good rooms. We hd a nice farm drive where we had a taste of the nice wines made on this location. A definitely come back.

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JHG-GM, General Manager at Jan Harmsgat Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your fabulous review of your recent stay at Jan Harmsgat Country House. I am delighted to read how much you enjoyed your recent stay with us. I am very happy that you had such a wonderful stay and enjoyed all aspects of Jan Harmsgat Country House experience. Most importantly we look forward to your return visit to...

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay here in October. Our son, seven years old, and us adults were taken care of the best way possible. Our room/suite was beautiful, the surroundings breathtaking, the food and wine excellent. The manager and staff were always helpful. We recomend the 4wheel-drive around the estate; to drink a glass of wine with these views were...

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JHG-GM, General Manager at Jan Harmsgat Country House, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for taking the time to post this wonderful review regarding your recent visit to Jan Harmsgat Country House. It is lovely to hear that you and your family had an amazing experience and enjoyed your stay with us, especially the food, our excellent JHG wines and our lovely staff. We hope that you will...

Knysna, South Africa
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We received a warm and heartfelt welcome on arrival at this Country Hotel,Despite being a "5 star " establishment it was casual,leisurely and uncomplicated.Our overnight stay was complimented with attention to detail,our comfort and needs.All this combined with excellent dining .Had us regretting we were not staying longer !

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JHG-GM, General Manager at Jan Harmsgat Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us such lovely feedback! I am very happy that you enjoyed your one night stay at Jan Harmsgat Country House and hopefully we can welcome you back for a longer stay next time. Kind Regards Johan Dippenaar

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 25 September 2016

A fabulous establishment for either an over night stay or more. Beautiful surroundings amongst the mountains. The honeymoon room in the loft was beyond stunning. The owners of the business were extremely professional and friendly and we really enjoyed the wines and the wine tasting. The best part of this stay was the food, which was a five star, world...

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JHG-GM, General Manager at Jan Harmsgat Country House, responded to this review

It is so wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time at Jan Harmsgat Country House. We are honoured and humbled by your feedback and thank you for sharing your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back at Jan Harmsgat in the near future. Kind Regards Johan Dippenaar

Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Worth the 2 hour drive from Cape Town. We loved everything about this place. The service and venue is unbeatable And The food was the highlight. We'll be back with friends. We will be back with more friends.

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JHG-GM, General Manager at Jan Harmsgat Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for posting this review and for the high praise, much appreciated! I am delighted to hear you enjoyed our unique property, our lovely food and staff. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back with your next visit to Jan Harmsgat Country House. Kind Regards Johan Dippenaar

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We arrived on a terribly rainy off season wintry night. As soon as our car hit the driveway, two super friendly staff ran out, armed with umbrellas to greet us. Our spirits were instantly lifted - and that was BEFORE we were blown away by the absolutely beautiful rooms. The Manager very kindly let us take over both complexes as...

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Joanne S, General Manager at Jan Harmsgat Country House, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for taking the time to post this wonderful review regarding your recent visit to Jan Harmsgat Country House. It is lovely to hear that you and your family had an amazing experience and enjoyed your stay with us, especially the food and our lovely staff. We strive to be the best at what we...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We got ourselves one of those rare wow moment one s got a few times in one s life. Spectaculair View from our room in the top of the building overseeing the pecan nut trees in the garden and the mountains in the background. The time we arrived it was low season. We got upgraded by the manager Johan,a very...

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Joanne S, General Manager at Jan Harmsgat Country House, responded to this review

We thank you for writing such a beautiful review of your recent stay at Jan Harmsgat Country House on Trip Advisor. It is our love for people and our passion to make our guests happy that drives us to give every visitor the most memorable experience at our beautiful Country House in the Robertson Wine Valley, and we're delighted to...

Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

This hidden gem came as an amazing surprise. We were met by the friendly manager, who immediately made us feel extremely special. The attitude of the team, the superb luxury in our room, with lots of attention to detail, the tame game drive with a Jan Harmsgat wine tasting at sunset... it all adds up to memorable moments. A super...

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Letishia_Charles, Marketing Manager at Jan Harmsgat Country House, responded to this review

Dear FlyingHennie Thank you very much for your kind words! We are delighted that Jan Harmsgat Country House has surprised you so pleasantly. We pride ourselves on our professional and friendly team as well as our charming guest house and we all look forward to welcoming you back again soon. With warm regards JHG Country House Management Team

Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 April 2016

JHG is an outstanding example of pure luxury yet elegantly sophisticated and understated. The staff, many of whom are local, provide excellent friendly service making one feel very welcome and at ease. The quality of the accommodation and attention to detail make this a very special place to stay and SO well located for the Garden Route. Beautiful bed linen...

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Dear Chantal S It is always with much pleasure that we read such a delightful review from yet another happy guest! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us, and everyone else, know how much you enjoyed your stay with us! We certainly do look forward to welcoming you back again very soon! Warm regards JHG Management...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Jan Harmsgat Guest Farm has seen a renaissance that captures its rich past, in a way that fits in with the discerning traveller's needs: Space, charm and an unsurpassed opportunity to indulge in an authentic country ambience and history. Guests are treated to understated elegance and comfort, combining the power of its original meter thick walls, yellowwood details, and authentic 'Overberg' style while every modern convenience available. The indulgence does not stop with the accommodation but is carried throughout your experience. Jan Harmsgat is registered and has been awarded the Fair Trade in Tourism S.A Trademark. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jan Harmsgat Country House

Address: | R60 District Bonnievale/Drew, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Price Range: ₹ 9,549 - ₹ 13,983 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Jan Harmsgat Country House 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“The thatched roof gave no noise insulation & a room downstairs may have been better.”
 of 5 bubbles PoshTottie1410, 12 Apr 2016 | Read review
“If you like a quick swim before breakfast, get one of the rooms adjacent to the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles alanrwillis, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Best to pass by and try to find somewhere better in Swellendam. The fact that somewhere is "Cape Dutch" is no guarantee of quality”
 of 5 bubbles 340carolinej, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
“We requested Room 6, which we liked for its spaciousness, light colours and nice veranda.”
 of 5 bubbles sosofar, 26 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Honeymoon suite is very romantic”
 of 5 bubbles MMMOSL, 7 Jan 2016 | Read review
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