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At the foot of the majestic Swartberg Mountain Range, in the heart of the Little Karoo, lies the exclusive Swartberg Private Wildlife Estate. The estate borders the Swartberg Reserve, part of the Cape Floristic Region and a World Heritage Site. Guests can access this spectacular environment at the exclusive, self-catering Swartberg Private Game Lodge. The restored farmhouse retains the appeal of the Karoo Colonial style, whilst providing luxury, self-catering accommodation with every convenience.
The estate is home to a wide variety of large mammals including the rare Cape Mountain Zebra, Giraffe, Blue Wildebeest, Eland, Nyala, Lechwe, Kudu, Gemsbok, Springbuck and Impala.
Five en-suite bedrooms are available, made up with twin or king size beds. The rooms are beautifully appointed and draw inspiration from the endemic flora or fauna. Two rooms are extra-spacious with full bathrooms en-suite, whilst the other three have shower facilities en-suite.
All rooms are equipped with all linen and towels, swimming towels, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryers, personal safes, ceiling fans, luxury gowns and toiletries. Sleeper couches can provide easy additional bedding for children sharing with adults in the larger rooms, without impacting on their spaciousness.
A maximum of 12 guests are accommodated in the five rooms, however special arrangements may be made for additional accommodation.
The Lodge includes a comfortable lounge with satellite television and a well stocked library area, a spacious diningroom and a well equipped farm-style kitchen. Expansive patios provide the ideal location to enjoy the sunny days and take in the beautiful view of the mountains. A swimming pool provides relief on hot summer days.
Game Drives & Activities
Guests can make arrangements to have the use of a game drive vehicle for the duration of their stay to explore the predator-free environment. The area is ideal for walking, and for mountain biking.
Location & Attractions
Swartberg Private Game Lodge is situated 55 km north of Oudtshoorn, 35km from Calitzdorp, and only 23km off the popular Route 62 between Calitzdorp and Oudtshoorn.
The area affords many attractions, for those wishing to explore. Others will find that once at the Lodge, the offer of its natural environment provides more than enough for the senses, an opportunity to retreat, relax and rejuvenate the soul as only wide open African spaces can provide.
From Route 62 / Calitzdorp:
(Distances are advised from Shell Service station on Route 62, in Calitzdorp)
Travel 13 km towards Oudtshoorn, on Route 62.
Turn Left at turnoff marked “Red Stone Hills” / “Kruisrivier”
Travel 16km on this gravel road (now 29km from Shell garage)
At grey buildings, turn Right at sign marked “Kango Grotte” (Cango Caves)
Travel 7 km further (total 36 km from Shell garage), at Lodge Gate will be on your left, with Lodge buildings visible from the road.
(Distances are advised from Info centre on Baron Von Rheede Street)
Travel on Baron von Rheede (R328) north towards the Cango Caves for 27km.
Turn Left at Prince Albert junction (2kms short of the Cango Caves)
At 39 km turn left at sign marked Matjiesrivier / Calitzdorp (3km short of the start of the Swartberg Pass)
At 50 km the tarred road ends, and at 57,4 km the Lodge Gate will be on the right.