About Boskloof Swemgat
The farm Boskloof Swemgat is situated in the Boskloof valley, a magnificent unspoiled area, bordering on the Cederberg Wilderness Area. The Jan Dissels River flows through the valley and the farm was named for a favourite river pool or "swemgat".
The accommodation is set along the river banks and guests can enjoy swimming and fishing in the clear, unpolluted river. We offer whitewashed, thatch-roofed cottages and pre-fab cottages, set in the tranquil farm landscape. All are well equipped, have full bathrooms and good quality bed linen and towels are provided. All five have indoor fireplaces/indoor braai facilities. Wood is for sale on the farm for your convenience.
Swielhuis cottage & Langhuis cottage
Sleeps 4 each. This cottage has a double bed in the bedroom and a sleeper sofa in the living room. It is situated right next to the river pool and 50m from its nearest neighbour. Besides a fully equipped kitchen and a full bathroom, it has an indoor fireplace and outdoor braai facilities.
Hangnes cottage & Fivazhuis cottage
Sleeps 6 each. There is a double bed in the main bedroom, a bunk bed in the second bedroom and a sleeper sofa in the living room. Hangnes is situated about 200m from the river, against the mountainside and offers beautiful views over the valley. Hangnes also has itís own Jacuzzi. Fully equipped kitchen, full bathroom, indoor fireplace and outside braai facilities.
Sleeps 4. This a one bedroom unit, with a double bed in the bedroom, which has a fireplace and a bunk bed in the living room. Itís got a fully equipped kitchen and an outside braai.
Owen (pre-fab cottage)
Sleeps 4. This cottage has one bedroom with a double bed and the other with a bunk bed. Itís got a fireplace in the living room and an outside braai. The bathroom consists of a shower, toilet and basin. Itís got a fully equipped kitchen.
Is a lovely spacious house that has been renovated. It has 4 bedrooms and can sleep 8 people. There are 2 bedrooms each with a double bed and the other 2 has bunk beds. There is a lounge with a fireplace and a lovely outside braai. It has a fully equipped kitchen and a full bathroom (shower and bath) and an extra toilet.
Another prefab cottage with 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other, with an outside entrance, with 2 single beds. Fully equipped kitchen and a full bathroom (bath and shower). This cottage has an inside fireplace and a lovely paved outside braai area under poplar and jacarande trees overlooking the "swemgat".
Other activities include mountain biking and hiking, on farm roads or longer hikes Ė the start of the Krakadouw Trail being nearby. You can also do the rewarding hike to "Die Toring", a nearby peak - about 4 hours there and back.
In spring the valley turns into a spectacle of riotous colour when wild flowers carpet the landscape as far as the eye can see. Birds and wild life abound in the mostly organically farmed valley. The plaintive call of the Fish Eagle is often heard and small game spotted, like klipspringers, steenbokkies and dassies.
Bring your loved ones and spend quality time in this tranquil spot. If you are feeling more adventurous, you can explore the Cederberg, the coast at Lambertís Bay, Wupperthal, Namaqualand and Clanwilliam from here.
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