De Kloof Luxury Estate

An intimate boutique estate..

It is the brainchild of multi-talented couple Roy & Marjolein van Mourik-Borrias who, after a painstaking restoration & buildingwork, has transformed and meticulously restored the De Kloof 's manor house and its several outbuildings to this nowadays luxurious and exclusive boutique hotel.

The Kloof Luxury Estate boutique hotel & country guesthouse is the Swellendam venue of choice fit for the discerning world traveller. De Kloof Estate lies in a secluded green valley where peace and tranquility are upperhand. Just a walking distance from the historic town centre. Ideally situated between Cape Town and George/Knynsa on the Garden route near the famous Route 62 Wine route & Valleys, along the beautiful Breede River.                                                       

The emphasis is on privacy, luxury elegance & quality with a refreshingly original personal attentive service into detail. A serene place where guests can unwind and enjoy a laid back yet professional approach with superb hospitality. A welcoming ambiance and the little something extras are the keynotes of its success. Personal touches and flawless attention to detail you will find everywhere - offering guests an exclusive hideaway with unsurpassed luxury.

The estate can also be booked for the exclusive use for group of friends or family or corporate company, max 18 guests.

Eco-friendly

The hotel contributes to a better environment by:
  • Supplying water conservation tips to guests concerning laundry and towels
  • Using special batteries for lights
  • Having their own compost place on the estate
  • Using fresh ingredients from their own local vegetable and herb garden as much as possible
  • Having a special waste and garbage control program.

StreetSmart South Africa

Their restaurant 18 Zero One is member of StreetSmart South Africa (founding patron is Archbishop Tutu) which raises funds for street children projects through participating restaurants. All the guests who eat in the restaurant donate automatically  ZAR 5 which they fund to StreetSmart.

Social Responsibility

They have in house training and career planning for all of the employees.

Swellendam

Situated in the heart of the Overberg, lies Swellendam ,the 3rd oldest historical village in South Africa - ideally situated equidistant between Cape Town and George/Knynsa on the Garden route near the famous Route 62 wine route & valleys and along the beautiful Breede River. De Kloof Luxury Estate has a top location in town & bordering the Marloth Nature Reserve, the estate situated in an unique quiet tranquil secluded valley easy walking distance from the best part and historical part of town.

How to get there

By Car

Coming from Cape Town/Hermanus N2
  • On the N2 take the exit Swellendam East.
  • Follow the main road for approx 1 km (over the Koornlands river the road makes a left turn, keep going).
  • Pass the big Dutch white reformed Church on right hand side - now start to slow down.
  • At the BP fuel station (left hand side) turn right uphill towards mountains into Von Manger street and follow their signs.
  • The address is Weltevrede street 8.

Coming from N2 George /Knysna or Route 62 from Oudtshoorn
  • On the N2 take the exit right which is Swellendam East.
  • Follow the main road for approx 1 km (over the Koornlands river the road make a left turn, keep going).
  • Pass the big Dutch reformed Church on right hand side - now start to slow down.
  • At the BP fuel station (left hand side) turn right uphill towards mountains into Von Manger street and follow their signs.

Coming from R60 Robertson/Ashton ( from Route 62)
  • When approaching Swellendam turn left at the four way crossing into the main Voortrek street.
  • Follow road for approx 3 km into the city centre.
  • Pass all shops and SPAR supermarket.
  • Just after SPAR supermarket and opposite the BP fuel station (right hand side and after SPAR) turn left uphill towards the mountains into Von Manger street and follow their signs.

    On arrival - in front of the main gate - please press & ring the bell, they will open the gate for you and will take care of everything from this point, parking & your luggage, they look forward to your visit and have a safe journey.

Location

Weltevrede Street 8
PO Box 811
6740 Swellendam
South Africa

So much to enjoy..

Restaurant 18ZeroOne is proud to be member of Streetsmart SA, a fundraising organisation that raises funds through the participation of restaurants. These restaurants ask their diners to add a R5 to their table's bill.

100% of the funds raised through restaurants, go to beneficiary organisations supporting family reunification, skills training and educational programmes for street children and children at risk of becoming street children.

History-Architecture-Museum

Swellendam is Africa’s 3rd oldest settlement and boasts an interesting eclectic Cape Dutch Architecture and monuments, visit the award winning Drostdy museum (1747), the Old Gaol and explore the historical site walk through town.

Robertson Winelands

Via a scenic 25 min drive you are in the heart of the award winning Robertson wine valley which boasts 48 top class wine boutique estates, no crowds, visit the cellars, enjoy wine-tastings, Bonnievale cheeses, lunches & picnic on river cruises, visit the famous Wine & Food festival in October - award winning wine farms such as Viljoensdrift, Graham Beck, Bon Courage, Weltevrede, De Wetshof, Van Loveren, please ask your host for an area map to take along.

Swellendam Faery Sanctuary

Magical faerie display and garden, Swellendams special Faerie and angel healing Sanctuary - dedicated to the protection and preservation of the positive energies of Love Peace Truth & Light (situated at the Buitenkant Street). Moonshadow is an alternative art studio & gift shop, alternative healing modalities, tarot & psychic reading.

Tradouw Pass

The 315 meter pass is synonymous with unsurpassed beauty, unusual geological features, abundant birdlife and unspoilt fynbos. Ruins of Anglo Boer War can als be seen in the pass.

Bontebok park Swellendam

The park which lies 5 km outside of town where the largest concentration of rare Bontebok antelope in South Africa can be seen as well as hartebeest and Cape Mountains zebra. You drive through the park with your own car and get a map at the entrance office of the park, fantastic mountain views and walking trails are set out as well as picnic areas.

Markets

  • Swellendam open market at the Drostdy complex every first Saturday of the month.
  • Montagu market every Saturday morning till 13:00hrs.

Whale watching

A lunch with the whales - one of the best kept secrets in the Overberg - De Hoop Nature Reserve - a marine protected area - is part of the famous Whale Trail with over 120 individual whales coming every year to calve and mate, and dolphins June-November. Experience whales from the air - we can arrange 1 hour flight trips from Swellendam.

Malgas Ferry

The pontoon over the Breede River at Malgas, 40km from Swellendam is believed to be the last remaining hand-drawn ferry operating in South Africa. It operates every day during daylight hours.

Southern most tip of Africa Cape Agulhas

A must see and one of the most popular day trips - visit the most southern tip of the continent of Africa at Cape Agulhas - where two oceans meet - visit the historic lighthouse - harbour - idyllic fisherman’s cottages at historic Kassiesbaai /Waenhuiskrans cave and Struisbaai.

Walks /Hiking & Biking/cycling

Swellendam and its surrounding parks offer the best walking – hiking - biking trails through forests and rivers in the whole province. Swellendam offers the famous 7 day hiking trail through the Langeberg mountains, please ask you host. Mountain bikes are available at reception at no extra cost.

Game drives & animals

Bontebok, zebra and Hartebeest can be found in the Bontebok National park, Cape Grysbok, baboons and other small mammals in the several surrounding parks. Ostriches can be seen all along the scenic drive to the coast. Game drives in open 4x4 vehicles can be arranged at Pat Bush Game Reserve near Robertson. See Bontebok. Hartebeest, Wildebeest, Eland, Springbok, Zebra, Duiker, Grysbok, Kudu, Impala. Lots of animals can be seen as well in De Hoop Nature reserve.

Barrydale Wine & brandy route

Visit the cellars at Barrydale specializing in a wide variety of wines and world renowned famous Joseph Barry Potstill Brandy for a cellar tour & tasting.

Labyrinth- Peace Pagoda & Baboon Sanctuary

Situated 15 km from Barrydale towards Ladismith you find an outdoor labyrinth to create inner peace & harmony and the Pagoda to create external Universal peace and harmony .Visit the Cape Centre for rehabilitation of baboons.

Warmwaterberg Spa

27 km from Barrydale a hot mineral spring located by five Klein Karoo mountain ranges, here you can relax in one of natures true spoils.

Birdwatching

The surroundings of Swellendam offer excellent bird watching spots inclusive 260 bird species in De Hoop Nature Reserve, 196 bird species in Grootvaders Bosch with 250 ha of indigenous forest, spot plenty of blue cranes and ostriches on your scenic way to the coast.

Hermitage Wildebraam ( Youngberry) Liqueur Farm + berry picking

Swellendam is famous for its production of Wildbraam (Youngberries) a visit to the farm in the Hermitage is a must visit, do some liqueur & jams & marmalade tastings or enjoy an afternoon of picking berries yourself.

Lavender Farm Gifts & Crafts

Lavender farm at Buffeljags river: go for 5km from Swellendam East along the N2 towards George, follow road sign Buffeljags/Olivedale.

Umshanti/Watersports

The all popular cruise on the Buffeljagsdam at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains, on a fully kitted-out double-decker wooden raft. The Buffeljags dam offers slide rides, canoeing, water-skiing.

Beaches

Via scenic drives visit Witsand, Arniston and Struisbaai for wonderful truly unspoilt white sandy beaches and relax for the day.

Restaurants

Swellendam boasts a number of excellent country cuisine restaurants in historic settings open for lunches and dinners and picnic baskets can be arranged by De Kloof Luxury Estate.

Township tour

Bookings for 2 hours through the reception.

Golf & other sports

Swellendam offers a picturesque golf course with excellent mountains and is a challenge for all handicaps. Clubs and balls are available at De Kloof Luxury Estate where you can use the putting green practise facility. Play at several surrounding and coastal golf courses (Stilbaai, Worcester, Riversdale, Bredasdorp) and at the prestigious 18 holes Arabella in Kleinmond, or play at the new Robertson Silwerstrand 18 holes golf course and combine with a day in the winelands. Green fees Swellendam ZAR 70 pp. Swellendam offers tennis & squash courts and guests can use the fully equipped gym at the estate.

Horse riding

Two Feathers horsetrails offers scenic rides through forests, across rivers and along the foothills of the Langeberg mountain range for all levels of riders, rides are twice daily for one or two hours, full day rides with riverside forest picnics are available.

Marloth Nature Reserve

The reserve is a botanist’s dream with an abundance of wild flowers and fynbos. Various day walks and hiking trails have been established and for those who wish to undertake the entire 81km trail there are six huts positioned at regular intervals.

Massage & beauty treatments

A well trained therapist can be booked for you for inroom full body, hot stone, aromatherapy & reflexology massages; purifying, aromatic, firming & vitamin facials as well as pedicure and manicure –bio Sculputure & nail treatments can be arranged for.

Pilates

We can arrange for private session in one the gardens of De Kloof Luxury Estate.

Unique healing modality

At Red roan ranch they offer therapy sessions like chiropractic, neuor-meotional technique, intense excercising, Nia Dance & yoga, raw food cuisine & juicing reiki, aromatherapy, meditation & horse therapy all on a Egyptian Arabic horse farm just outside town.

Gardens

Mayville gardens in town next to the museum. Visit the famous Soekershof Walkabout known for its mazes, succulent & botanical gardens near Robertson in the Klaas Voogd West Area. Swellendam and its region is famous for its Cape Fynbos and protea species as well as the Canola (oil) yellow fields.

Whales /White Shark cage diving/ Dyer Island Eco diving

Best land based whale watch spot close to nature is at De hoop Nature Reserve south of Swellendam, a scenic hour drive. A must see and whales come so close in the unspoilt bay that you can almost touch them - June till late November. Immerse yourself in total adventure - we can arrange day visits and experience the Great White Shark up close and personal, from the protection of a solid cage or from the safety of the cabin cruiser’s deck. Operated in a eco friendly way.

Suurbraak Crafters

Take time to visit the popular crafters in the historic village of Suurbraak, an old mission station and a relic of the past in its own right, enjoy a superb lunch at the Organic restaurant and visit the Xairu Rustic garden furniture.

Swellendam historic walk

There are many old buildings some dating from the 18th century, the most noteworthy being the Dutch reformed “moederkerk” with its eclectic architectural features including Gothic , Renaissance, Baroque and vernacular Cape elements.

Drostdy Museum Complex

The open-air complex of the Drostdy Museum consists of several historic buildings including official, town and country dwellings. Its renowned for its fine collection of late 18th and early 19th century Cape furniture.

Swellendam Arts-crafts-pottery route

Visit several potters, art & crafts & galleries in Swellendam, like the famous Bukkenburg studio pottery of David Schlapobersky for demonstrations & workshops. Lots of studios and craft shops, the perfect place to search for the perfect gift. A day visit to picturesque spiritual & holistic village of McGregor or the village of Greyton with several galleries is recommended.

Stargazing

Stargazing by telescopes takes place every Monday evening (weather permitting) at the Wildebraam berry estate - bookings are essential.

Nature parks

Swellendam is surrounded by four nature parks, namely the famous Bontebok National park, the Marloth Nature reserve towering majestically above Swellendam with fresh rivers, several trails and indigenous forests, the Hermitage Kloof with water catchment area, fresh rock pools, waterfalls, Die Mond Nature Reserve.

De Kloof Villa

Villa

A villa for 6 adults and can be booked for a minimum of 7 nights.

Rates : on request


Standard Luxury Rooms

Standard luxury room

These rooms are in the separate guest building with garden and mountain views.

Rates : on request


Villa Room

Standard luxury room

Design rooms in grey and white in the ultra modern Villa.

Rates : on request


Deluxe Garden Suites

Deluxe suite

Large suites and adjacent to each other in an enclosed Zen garden.

Rates : on request


Manor XL Suite

Grand suite

In the original Manor house you will find a unique large suite.

Rates : on request


Grand & Honeymoon Suites

Grand suite

Unique suite with glamorous allure and many little extra's.

Rates : on request


Family Suite

Family suite

The Family Suite consist of two spacious bedrooms and full en-suite bathrooms.

Rates : on request


Rate Information

  • Rates mentioned are per person per night, unless otherwise stated.
  • Rates mentioned are in South African Rand (ZAR).
  • Rates mentioned are moderate Bed & Breakfast and B&B plus 5 course dinner rates.
  • Rates mentioned include 14 % VAT tax and levies.
  • Rates mentioned are indicative rates and are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Single rate is per person sharing rate plus 50%.
  • Family Suite rates mentioned are per unit.

Child Policy

  • Children above 8 years are welcome in the two bedroom Family Suite.
  • Children below 8 years by prior arrangement and management approval.

Rates mentioned include

  • Welcome drink & area information pack.
  • 5 Star amenities and facilities.
  • Daily Freshly prepared full breakfast a la carte with bubblies and newspaper.
  • Unlimited use of fast Wi-Fi high speed access throughout estate & laptop available.
  • Use of 12 meter sparkling pool.
  • All inroom coffee and teas.
  • Secure on-site parking facilities with car wash service.
  • Porter service.
  • Evening turn down service.

Exclusive use of the estate

De Kloof Five Star Hotel and Estate in Swellendam is available to rent for exclusive use of the estate at an amount per day inclusive of all services: a minimum of 3 nights stay is required.

Booking Policy

  • To guarantee the booking a deposit of 50 % is required.
  • The balance is payable at the end of your stay.
  • Gratuities are entirely at your own discretion.
  • All major creditcards are accepted.

Cancellation policy

  • If you cancel more than 30 days prior to arrival date, they will charge a 5% administration fee of the total deposit amount paid.
  • If you cancel between 30-15 days prior to arrival date, they will charge a cancellation fee of 50% of the total booked amount. 
  • If you cancel between 14-0 days prior to arrival date, they will charge a cancellation fee of 100% of the total booked amount.
  • A no show or early departure is a 100% penalty charge of the total booked amount. 
  • Refunds and waiver of cancellation policies are at the discretion of the management and the ability to re-let the rooms.

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Location

Swellendam, South Africa

Weltevrede Street 8
PO Box 811
6740 Swellendam
South Africa

Senses

  • Eco-friendly Escapes
  • Nature

Experiences

  • Leisure
  • Exciting Escapes

Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa
  • Massage
  • Laundry services
  • Restaurant
  • Library
  • Car park
  • Honeymoon
  • Wifi
  • Bird watching
  • Swimming
  • Safari
  • Golf
  • Walking
  • Cycling

Check-in/out

Checkin : 2:00 pm
Checkout : 11:00 am