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About Swaynekloof Farm

Swaynekloof Farm is a lifestyle farm set in a river valley in the Overberg, 4.5 km north of Botrivier Town. Botrivier town is 30 minutes from Somerset West along the N2 highway or a little over an hour's drive from Cape Town CBD. Swaynehuis, the main farmhouse, has been renovated and offers 4 bedrooms, sleeping 12 guests and 3 sleeper couches. The farm is not suitable for bachelor/bachelorette parties or any parties with loud music or noisy quad-bikes etc. We are surrounded by expensive animals which are highly sensitive to being disturbed. Best for a relaxing break away from city life.In addition to the large house, we have four well-maintained and clean self-catering guest cottages which overlook the beautiful Botrivier Valley and Bot River. Plentiful birds and small mammals abound. You can have a truly relaxing break, just sitting by the river and enjoying your picnic lunch or if you feel like doing something, we are just 30 minutes’ drive from whale watching in Hermanus, playing on the beach at Kleinmond, enjoying a relaxing warm swim at the Spa in Caledon, picking apples in Villiersdorp or 15 minutes to Houw Hoek and Grabouw, where you can enjoy hiking or biking in the Overberg. Game viewing - our farm has not been farmed on for almost a decade to allow the natural renosterveld vegetation and small animals to return. We have built an 11 km game fence around a large portion of the farm and already have eland, springbok, ostriches, zebra and a few ‘zen-like’ Nguni within the enclosure. We allow our visitors to either drive around the park slowly in their vehicles or walk among the animals, taking responsibility for their own safety. Dogs must be on leashes for their own safety. A bonus - the owner enjoys taking interested parties on a tour to discuss the wonderful history of the 'Schuldpad' at the bottom of the farm. Our small dams are stocked with large mouth bass and the river has small mouth bass. Fishing in our dams is on a 'catch and release' basis, please. No licence required but bring your own gear and worms.In addition, our neighbours, Cornelskop, have a great collection of animals, lions, cheetahs, hyena etc. which you can view on an appointment basis only - no wandering!

Safari: We have zebra, eland, springbok and an ostrich. You may walk among them or take your own car. Too unsure - ask the owner, he loves to take folks for a viewing. Cornellskop, right next door, has lions and cheetahs + +

Family friendly: The Bot River runs through Swaynekloof and there are lovely, fun picnic areas with climbing frames and swings for the kids.

Romantic: Very romantic getaway, especially the Riverside Cabin - two engagesments already!

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 27
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 27 Reviews

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • French
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Well behaved pets welcome at owner's risk. Please note that the road to the farm from Botrivier Town is a dirt road and although well maintained, driver's should exercise caution and adhere to the speed limits and safety signs. The roads on the farm are typical farm roads and although suitable for all cars during the dry season, the roads can be... Well behaved pets welcome at owner's risk. Please note that the road to the farm from Botrivier Town is a dirt road and although well maintained, driver's should exercise caution and adhere to the speed limits and safety signs. The roads on the farm are typical farm roads and although suitable for all cars during the dry season, the roads can be slippery during the wet season.

We cannot accommodate bachelor or bachelorette parties in the big house.
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Availability and pricing

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  • Swaynehuis Swaynehuis Sleeps 10 Includes: Self-catering Large 4 bedroom house which sleeps 12. We provide bedding and towels for guests sleeping in the beds, but not for extra... see more Features:  Twin beds, Queen beds, Bath only, En-suite, Shower over bath, Shared bathroom see more Twin beds, Queen beds, Bath only, En-suite, Shower over bath, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Sleeper couch, Single beds, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Adsl, No Smoking in Rooms, River views, Dam views, Swimming pool views
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      • Green Cottage Green Cottage Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Green Cottage is family/pet friendly. It is situated below Top Cottage and has a cosy patio/braai area. Two bedrooms,... see more Features:  Double beds, Queen beds, Shower over bath, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Balcony/patio see more Double beds, Queen beds, Shower over bath, Shared bathroom, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, River views, Dam views
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          • Top Cottage Top Cottage Sleeps 5 Includes: Self-catering Top Cottage is situated overlooking the farm. It has 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with 2 single beds.... see more Features:  Queen beds, King beds, Private bathroom, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch see more Queen beds, King beds, Private bathroom, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, No Smoking in Rooms, Dam views
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              • Riverside Cabin Riverside Cabin Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering The Riverside Cabin is a rustic wooden cabin, situated right beside the Bot River. Wonderful spot for bird watching and... see more Features:  Queen beds, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Sleeper couch see more Queen beds, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Separate toilet, Sleeper couch, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms, Hair Dryer, River views
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                  • Heritage Cottage Heritage Cottage Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering Heritage Cottage is a traditional farm cottage that has been renovated and is very quaint. The attic has been converted... see more
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                      Reviews for Swaynekloof Farm

                      27 guest reviews Reviews of

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                      Alan Pitt
                      12 August 2019

                      We loved the surroundings, the facilities were good and hosts superb! Thanks, a great weekend away.

                      Naju Govender
                      09 March 2019

                      Tranquility. The sound of water running in the river below. The wind and sound of birds chirping. Escape the city and endure some relaxing moments away.

                      Melissa de Kock
                      27 December 2018

                      The riverside cabin was lovely, only downside was that the access road to the rest of the farm and the adjoining farm (a tourist attraction) runs right next to it, and people were driving extremely fast on the from as early as 6.30am. apart from the disturbance, it made it less inviting to braai at the cabin because of the dust. however not far from the cabin is a lovely, quiet picnic, braai and swimming area. *************************************************Hi Melissa,Thank you so much for your super review. We are so sorry you had traffic on that road. Unfortunately there were film shoots...
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                      Diane Erasmus
                      24 September 2018

                      We loved our time at Swaynekloof in the Top Cottage. All your senses were telling us that we were in country/bush. Our windows looked out over green hills and trees which swarmed with birds. We heard Lions roaring at night from the farm next door.. Peacocks strolled by and a zebra came past our cottage much to my dog’s delight. The air was clean and had the faint smell of the lavender bushes around our cottage.We did two 6km hikes in the fenced off game reserve section of the farm, where we saw zebra and springbok. The Erlans stayed elusive and we see that as a sign that we have to go...
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                      Gillian Coetzee
                      11 March 2018

                      So quiet and peaceful. The boys loved rowing on the dam and playing in the river.

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                      Swaynekloof Farm is 5.3km from the centre of Bot River , the nearest airport 74.3km (Cape Town International Airport).
                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling