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Jan Harmsgat Country House

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Swellendam, South Africa
Reviewed 29 August 2015

We were lucky enough to be at the dinner and launch of the Jan Harmsgat wine range. The Bonnievale area is renowned for excellent wines, but the new Jan Harmsgat wines take this to a whole new level. From the owners to the wine maker their passion for the wine is reflected in the superb wines they have launched. Well...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2015

On route to the Garden Route from Cape Town, we stopped over to have a rest and meet up with family after our flight from London. For peace and quiet and luxury experience, we'd thoroughly recommend it. The best about Jan Harmsgat though, are the friendly people and the pleasure they derive from making your time special. Not using South...

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Thank caracal123
Cape Town
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Even before the sprawling whitewashed buildings of this ancient and beautiful estate appear in their cocooning valley, the scenery is enough justification for driving some 24 kilometers from Swellendam towards Ashton: an eye-enchanting array of mountains, orchards and vineyards seen to advantage on a fine winter's day. Jan Harmsgat Country Lodge matches the beauty of its surrounds with gourmet food,...

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Thank Beverley B
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 25 June 2015

I visited Jan Harmsgat for a quick getaway from the city and I was very impressed by the friendly staff, great food and the beauty of the place. The rooms are luxurious and comfortable and contain everything you could need. I was travelling alone and was immediately invited to join the other guests for a wonderful dinner and I feel...

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Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon at the restaurant. It was raining heavily and we were looking for a nice place in front of the fire to enjoy delicious wine. Perfect stop on our way to Swellendam. Thank you for the great service, food and the lovely warm fire.

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Thank FrederikPrinsloo
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 18 June 2015

We were looking for a special place to celebrate my birthday and we could not have made a better choice. June and her staff made our stay bliss. Attention to detail and absolute countryside hospitality gave the winter days warmth and flair. Truly exotic to say the least. The honeymoon suite was decorated and appointed to the hilt and the...

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Thank MinetteCoetsee
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 9 June 2015

As a traveler who frequently travels across the Western Cape, this was one of the better places in the Winelands. The attention to detail and service provided was just superb. Special mention must go to Jonathon, the front of house, for taking care of every whim.

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Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

This place really meets all expectations. We went with our two young girls (11 & 9) and they went out of their way to entertain them. The good and wine was spectacular - a real treat. You must ask the staff to do a sun downer drinks across the road (you get there by tractor) we saw the most unusual...

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Thank Pip R
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

What a disgrace of a so called fine dining 5 star restaurant. Go down to the basement and look for your predecessors in one of the pized reds, maybe you can get inspiration to up your game. I know a very good consultant that can maybe sort your troubles for you!

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Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

Everything was great! New chef had just started and oh boy is he going to make this a gourmet destination! Great bedding! Sounds so obvious but so many don't focus on it especially pillows. Perfect setting. I was worried that it was located too close to the road and would be noisy but no. Host Michele and Riann were superb!...

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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: ₹ 9,625 - ₹ 13,994 (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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