Schoone Oordt Country House Hotel in Swellendam

Schoone Oordt Country House

5 Star Hotel at 1 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam, 6740, Cape Overberg, South Africa. Show on Map

About Schoone Oordt Country House

Schoone Oordt Country House is an intimate country hotel in Swellendam South Africa, possibly the best of Swellendam accommodation, with 10 luxury bedrooms set in lush gardens, an intimate Conservatory restaurant, a sparkling saltwaterpool and a passion for people, family, food, wine and the environment. The emphasis here is on unpretentious, unaffected luxury, elegance, quality and acute attention to detail.

There is something quite magical about this striking Victorian Manor House. She has been lovingly restored over many years by Richard and Alison Walker and is passionately run by Sonette and Wander (pronounced V-un-derr) Bester. As a result, she has been instilled with charm and grace and she adores welcoming guests.


Her extensive grounds house two standard and six luxury rooms, a quaint, private family cottage and a romantic and secluded honeymoon suite set in abundant gardens and sheltered by aged oak trees. Each luxury accommodation has conceded to every modern convenience whilst unique, restored (mostly by Richard) antiques, retain the Victorian feel of the
Manor House and a bygone era.

The Manor House itself boasts the most exquisite light and airy conservatory, which Richard built in true English style, a cosy fire-lit bar and lounge, an intimate dining room and a typical country kitchen. The warmth of the original wooden floors, ceilings and doors coupled with many quirky antique pieces creates a wonderful welcoming ambience and guests are encouraged to ‘kuier’* here.

breakfast / dinners

Meals are made with love and served with true Schoone Oordt flair and style. The freshest best quality produce from small local suppliers is sourced as organically and ethically as possible, as well as fresh herbs and occasional veggies from the garden. Breakfasts are traditionally a gourmet affair and our little country hotel has developed quite a reputation for them.

Complimentary afternoon tea with home-baked savoury and sweet goodies is served overlooking the garden on sunny summer afternoons. In winter, complimentary snack platters and a warming welcome drink are offered on arrival. Intimate, delicious dinners are served in The Conservatory Restaurant where guests can enjoy a carefully prepared, sophisticated South African menu with wines sourced (by Sonette) from the celebrated verdant regions surrounding Swellendam; Robertson and Hermanus. Talented Chef Wander is well on his way to building The Conservatory Restaurant into one of the finest of Swellendam Restaurants.

cape weddings & functions

Schoone Oordt Country House has been created with a vision for entertaining. Choose from the intimate and private boardroom with views of the mountains, the sun-drenched conservatory overlooking the grounds or the cosy, slightly more formal dining room in the grand old house. She is truly an extraordinary venue for an exclusive occasion filled with laughter and love ...


The Swellendam area offers guests an abundance of activities. Hiking, horse-trails, bike-trails, watersports as well as visits to the nearby Nature Reserves are a must. A trip to the De Hoop Nature Reserve for seasonal whale watching cannot be missed, a short journey over the Tradouw’s Pass to quadbike in Barrydale as well as a day trip wine-tasting in the Robertson
Wine Valley. Along with a nine-hole golf course, quaint coffee shops, the renowned Drostdy museum, berry & lavenderpicking, good restaurants and a feast of art, Swellendam spoils its visitors for choice.

Schoone Oordt Country House is a gracious old dame with heart and soul and she invites you to visit... soon...

* Lovely Afrikaans word for visiting, drinking, eating, chatting, gossiping and enjoying time with people you love.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Hi fi
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Underfloor heating

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Business facilities
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Concierge
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls


  • Bar
  • Breakaway area(s)
  • Business services
  • Catering (in-house)
  • Chapel
  • Co-ordinator (in-house)
  • Dance floor
  • Decorating
  • Exhibition space
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Marquee
  • Parking
  • Podium
  • Secretarial services
  • Stage

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance

Accreditations (as claimed by Schoone Oordt Country House)

Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)
Hand Picked by SA-Venues.comRecommended on TripAdvisor

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -34.01720199933333
Longitude: 20.449835999666668

Closest airport(s)
Cape Town International - 200km
George Airport - 200km

Children policy
We accept and love children. Babies are accommodated in a camper cot, single children are accommodated on a sleeper couch in the luxury suites otherwise more than one child will need their own room. Babysitting can be arranged.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 02h00
Check-out by 11h00

Listed on
September 2007 - 6 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

Very impressed with this accommodation. Service was excellent, better than some nice restaurants I've been to and very friendly. Looking to stay here...

Franco, Cape Town Travellers' Rating


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Payment Methods accepted at the establishment

  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • American Express
  • Diners

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