Schoone Oordt Country House is a charming country hotel in the historic town of Swellendam, between Hermanus and the Route 62, which has been lovingly restored by Richard and Alison Walker.
It offers 10 luxury bedrooms in the lush gardens as well as an intimate Conservatory restaurant and a sparkling saltwater pool. This is all combined with a passion for people, family, food, wine and the environment. The emphasis at Schoone Oordt is on unpretentious luxury, elegance, quality and attention to detail.
There are six luxury suites in the gardens, as well as a quaint, private family cottage and a romantic honeymoon hideaway sheltered by aged oak trees. Each room has every modern convenience whilst restored antiques retain the Victorian feel of the Manor House. All are equipped with satellite TV, DVD players, tea/coffee facilities, minibar, fireplace, air-conditioning, underfloor heating in the bathroom, bathrobes and full en suite bathroom with double basins, large modern open shower and a traditional ball and claw bath. They also have their own private patio. The two standard rooms are almost the same but they have no fireplace and share a common veranda. That makes them perfect for friends travelling together or families. The Family cottage is very charming with a main bedroom en suite downstairs and a loft area for chidren. The Honeymoon suite is unashamedly romantic with its carved four poster bed, spacious bathroom and secluded position.
The Manor House at Schoone Oordt boasts the most exquisite light and airy conservatory, cosy fire-lit bar and lounge, dining room and a country kitchen.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the Conservatory, its new fine dining restaurant using organic, free-range fresh produce sourced as locally and as ethically as possible. Dinners are served on selected evenings out of season but there is a choice of three restaurants within easy walking distance. Delectable wines are sourced from the surrounding wine areas of Robertson and Hermanus.
Activities in and around Swellendam
Swellendam and the nearby Route 62 offers an abundance of activities. Hiking, horse-trails, bike-trails in Marloth Nature Reserve well as visits to the nearby Bontebok Nature Reserve are a must. A short journey over the Tradouw’s Pass brings you to Barrydale where you can enjoy a quad bike trip in the morning followed by a tapas lunch and wine-tasting.
Alternatively you can head to the nearby Robertson Valley to meander along the Robertson Wine Route. Along with a nine-hole golf course, quaint coffee shops, the renowned Drostdy museum, berry-picking, lavender-picking, good restaurants and a variety of galleries and studios to visit, Swellendam spoils its visitors for choice. Further afield you can enjoy whale-watching at Hermanus…
Luxury Room - Price per person from: $ 44The six 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.
Honeymoon Suite - Price per person from: $ 65The Honeymoon Suite is tucked away on the edge of a shady forest with the Koornlands River gurgling along at its perimeter. The honeymoon suite is unashamedly romantic with its large hearth, exquisitely carved four-poster bed and oversized bathroom.
Family Cottage - Price per person from: $ 65The family cottage is at the top end of the property, private, cosy and set apart from other guests. Our Family Cottage has 2 extended length single beds in an upstairs loft area with an extended length king bed for parents downstairs.
Standard Room - Price per person from: $ 35The 2 Standard Rooms are upstairs overlooking the grounds, accessible from the back entrance and have an inter-leading door via a balcony. 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.