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Schoone Oordt - a beautifully renovated Victorian house hotel

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Perfect For

Couples, honeymoons and families

Located in the historic farming town of Swellendam, this stunning Victorian and Georgian house has been meticulously restored by Alison and Richard Walker over the last 18 years. Only a couple of hours away from Cape Town, this is the perfect place to stop over on the Garden Route.

Incredible hiking trails through the Langeberg Mountains are on your doorstep and Swellendam has a variety of delightful restaurants to visit. The dining at Schoone Oordt is well-recommended, with a combination of traditional South African food with a hint of gourmet flair.

Each en-suite bedroom has been lovingly renovated to an excellent standard with all the fine details of the original Victorian house.

Marloth Nature Reserve, Bontebok National Park and De Hoop Nature reserve are all within driving distance of Schoone Oordt and well worth a visit.

Call us on +44 117 313 3300 to start planning your holiday, we’re looking forward to hearing from you


The hotel

The eight Luxury Rooms are set away from the main building each with their own private balcony and separate entrance. The open fires and claw-footed bathtubs create a true Victorian atmosphere. The Honeymoon Suite is a separate cottage tucked away on the edge of the forest and offers a lovely sitting room in addition to the four poster bed and large en-suite bathroom. The Family Cottage is located in the old coach house and is perfect for a family of four with older children. It boasts a small kitchenette and is privately hidden away from other guests. The new Family Suite can sleep a family of six and has a charming patio overlooking the gardens and pool.

Melas are served in the well=known Conservatory Restaurant at the hotel, and look our for the complimentary afternoon tea which is served often served on the patio overlooking the sparking pool.


Facilities include WiFi, restaurant and swimming pool.


Dining is served in the well-renowned Conservatory Restaurant and is well worth a visit.

Why Wayfairer

Schoone Oordt is committed to sourcing sustainable ingredients, many of which are grown by small local suppliers in the area. The hotel also supports Swellendam Community Action Partnership and Huis Adaliah as well as helping train hospitality students.

Call us on +44 117 313 3300 to start planning your holiday, we’re looking forward to hearing from you


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