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Jan Harmsgat Country House

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Specialty Category: Guest ranches
Location: South Africa
Region: Africa
Min Price: 2145 South Africa Rand (ZAR) per day
Max Price: 2950 South Africa Rand (ZAR) per day

The guest house is a 2 hour drive from Cape Town, on a working farm in the scenic Klein Karoo winelands region of South Africa. The towns of Robertson, Montagu, and McGregor are within close proximity and Cape Agulhas (the southern tip of Africa) is an easy hours drive away.

Bed and breakfast accommodation (which is non smoking) is in understated elegance and comfort in the farms original slave quarters, and consists of four large en-suite rooms with an adjoining lounge. Two loft rooms and the guest lounge boast expansive mountain views. Guests may relax by the pool with a book from our extensive library or explore the farm and surrounding wine routes, as well as museums and heritage sites in nearby Swellendam and surrounding areas.

Cape Winelands Accommodation South Africa is situated a leisurely half-hour's drive through beautiful farm-lands, from Swellendam, Jan Harmsgat Guest Farm has seen a renaissance that captures its rich past, in a way that fits in with the discerning traveler's needs: pace, charm and an unsurpassed opportunity to indulge in an authentic country ambiance and history. From the early days of determined pioneers and settlers, the ringing of the slave bell, a renegade Republic, the tradition and splendor of the early Cape Colony.

Granted as a "freehold farm" in 1723, the historically significant Jan Harmans' schat ("Jan Harmans Treasure") featured in the writings of Lady Anne Barnard. Guest accommodation (four voluminous en-suite rooms with adjoining lounge and library) is in the original slave quarters. Guests are treated to understated elegance and comfort, combining the power of its original 1-meter thick walls, yellow wood details and authentic "Overberg" style. Every modern convenience is offered.

Nearby attractions and activities:
Swellendam, wine routes Route 62, Montague, Bonnievale.

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Location: South Africa
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This historic Cape Dutch farmstead near Swellendam offers a unique experience on the R62, a mere 2-hour drive from Cape Town towards the Garden Route and Little Karoo. The original slave quarters and wine cellar (ca. 1723) lie at the heart of this delightful oasis of exceptional food, ambiance and service, set amidst...

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