Rothman Manor Luxury Guest House in Swellendam
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  • Guests15
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About Rothman Manor

Enjoy our paradise! Built in 1834, the stately Rothman Manor comprises several buildings in the Cape Dutch style on 3.5 hectares. Our guesthouse is situated at the beginning of the famous Garden Route in Swellendam, South Africa, about 200km east of Cape Town.

Relax while you enjoy the private atmosphere of the largest historic estates in Swellendam. Each room is decorated with great attention to detail in a blend of African and European style.

Enjoy an excellent breakfast served under a majestic 19th century oak. Have a swim in the large pool or relax in the jacuzzi while watching zebra, springbok and ostrich in the nature park. Take a leisurely stroll in our park and watch the birdlife around the lily pond. In the immediate neighbourhood, just 30 metres by foot, are two recommendable restaurant.


You have a choice of 6 different rooms. Three rooms are situated in the garden cottage, built in 1834 and the others in a newly build house matching perfectly to the existing national monuments.

Rooms & Suites

Suite Africa
The room has a beautiful view of the swimming pool, pond and garden. Furnished with antiques, the room offers two single beds. An old fireplace was converted in a nestling place for reading. The adjoining lounge invites one to read, chat or watch TV. The spacious bathroom offers a bath for two and a separate shower.

Suite Romance:
This room impresses because of the combination of blue wall colour, wrought-iron furniture and its original bamboo ceiling. An overlarge and inviting king-size-bed forms the focal point of the room. The adjoining lounge with its stylish chairs offers a cozy place to relax. The bathroom is equipped with a shower.

Cane Room:
A well-appointed room with all necessary comforts. The tasteful furnishings consist of two single beds, specially made cane furniture and an antique wardrobe made from satinwood. The bathroom is equipped with a shower. The room opens onto the patio and swimming pool.

Suite Esprit:
This very spacious suite is in the new building. The generous size of over 55m². and its private patio with view to the dam and Nature Park will give you a very comfortable stay. The bathroom offers a bath with separate shower.

Suite Morning Sky:
This is the second suite in the new building. It offers the same luxurious comfort as the Suite Esprit but is has its own sundeck near the pool as well as a Spa-bath. An ideal suite for a honeymoon.

The top-of -the range with its size of over 90sqm comes with a separate lounge to the bedroom and even a small kitchenette for the ones who want to spoil themselves. The balcony leads to the pool area while the lounge has beautiful views to the mountains. The bathroom has a spa-bath with separate shower

Additional Facilities

• Wireless LAN
• outside jacuzzi
• game watching on site.

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Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • 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.
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Underfloor heating

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Complimentary newspapers
  • Concierge
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Roof deck
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance

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Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Standard Room

Standard rooms offer bathroom with granite floors and under-tile heating, rain shower, some have bath, heated towel rail, hair dryer. King or twin beds, separated sitting area, Dstv with 26" LCD screen, air-condition, safe, coffee/tea, bathrobes, mini-bar, outside sitting facilities on shared patio

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Luxury Room

Luxury rooms offer a very spacious bathroom with granite floors, under-tile heating, bath and separate rain shower, heated towel rail, hair dryer. King or twin beds, large sitting area, dressing room, Dstv with 32" LCD screen, air-condition, safe, coffee/tea, bathrobes, mini-bar, private patio with beautiful view to the pond packed with lotus flowers and surrounding bird life

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 3 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Loft Suite

Loft suite with 90 sqm offers a very spacious bathroom with granite floors, under-tile heating, Jacuzzi bath and separate rain shower, heated towel rail, hair dryer. King bed, separate lounge with beautiful mountain view, Dstv with 32" LCD screen, air-condition, safe, kitchenette, bathrobes, mini-bar, private balcony with view over the estate

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 3 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

5 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

A truly wonderful place to stay! The Room we had was fantastic, the bathroom top notch, the people very friendly and we will never forget the Jacuzzi from which you can watch the zebras and ostriches! The Rothman Manor also has a well kept swimming pool, which we could not use because it really was too cold. The buildings are very well maintained/restored Cape Dutch Architectural houses and the garden is lovely. This was one of the places would we have known about it in advance we would have planned to stay longer.

April 2018

Herman (Amsterdam)

Verified reviewexcellent

We booked the XL-Suite and weren't disappointed! Close to 1000sq. ft occupying the top floor of one of the buildings and tastefully decorated. A large dining room, small kitchen with fridge, huge bathroom with lovely whirlpool and a nice big bedroom with balcony overlooking the saltwater pool down below. The breakfast was of high quality and Andreas and his wife were great hosts. The room wasn't quite ready when we arrived (just before lunch time) and so he invited us to leave our luggage upstairs and recommended the Old Mill Guest House across the street for lunch. We used the pool and walked around the grounds, as down at the bottom of the garden is a nature reserve with zebras, springbok, ostriches and the like. There is also a jacuzzi outside on a wooden deck with views over the reserve although we didn't use this. There was a computer connected to the internet in the communal area and free wireless connection for those who were looking to look up tourist information or just keep in touch. Breakfast is usually offered outside under the oak tree but it was raining while we were there so it was offered inside instead. A superb selection of pastries, cereals and cooked items. When we checked out we told Andreas we had enjoyed a bottle of wine and some soft drinks from the minibar and he said we were welcome to them and hope we enjoyed our stay. Kudos!

March 2017

Jeremy (Richmond, USA)

Need to Know

Child policyAll ages welcome.

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

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h30

Payment methods accepted by the propertyAmerican Express, Visa, Diners, Mastercard, Paypal, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since January 2004

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