Somerset Gift Getaway Farm Self-catering in Swellendam, South Africa
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  • Property TypeFarm Stay
  • Guests37
  • Rooms/Units6
  • Minimum Stay1-2 Nights

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Somerset Gift Getaway Farm is a highly recommended property for self catering in Swellendam for tourists visiting the Cape Overberg region.

About Somerset Gift Getaway Farm

Situated just outside the historical town and offering exclusive holiday cottages for accommodation in Swellendam, this beautiful farm borders the foothills of the majestic Langeberg Mountain. The setting is idyllic, with stunning views, green pastures where cattle and horses graze, a spring-fed lake and the lovely Buffeljags River which runs the length of the farm.

Self Catering Accommodation

Somerset Gift Getaway Farm has charming self-catering accommodation options. They are all tastefully appointed with antique and Cape cottage furniture, set about 50 metres apart and staggered for privacy so individually private yet close enough to be convenient for group bookings.

The accommodation is extremely spacious and designed to take advantage of the magnificent settings with large outside undercover furnished living areas for all weather comfort. All the cottages have manicured gardens with large open grassy areas for the kids to play.

Please see the individual Swellendam holiday cottage descriptions and photographs below, to assist you with your choice.

Pets

Pets are welcome with prior arrangement. Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. A surcharge of R200 per furry friend is applicable.

Activities

• Swimming in the lake, river and mountain pools
• Foefie slide into the lake!
• Walks through indigenous forest along the river to waterfalls and deep mountain pools
• Waterskiing and boating on the Buffeljags Dam (bring your own boat)
• We have a beautiful studio where guests can enjoy yoga and Pilates classes (additional fee)
• Canoeing in the lake and river – canoes are available free of charge
• Mountain biking – either a technical 8km trail or a gentle ride on farm roads
• Sunset cruises on the picturesque Buffeljags Dam can be arranged (additional fee)
• Golfing at nearby courses
• Bird watching
• Horse riding

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Bed linen supplied
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)

Rooms & Rates

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

Olive Cottage

This adorable, private cottage sleeps 4 in two bedrooms and is ideally suited to one family with two kids or two couples. There is one bathroom equipped with a shower and small sleigh bath. It has a cosy lounge and dining area with a large fireplace to keep you warm in winter. There is a lovely all weather furnished patio with an undercover fireplace/braai. Olive has a daybed in the lounge only suitable for children 12 and younger which can be made up on request at an additional surcharge. The cottage has beautiful views of the pastures and mountain with the river a short stroll in front of the cottage and it has an outside wood-fired hot-tub from where you can soak up the views. Olive cottage has a fully equipped kitchen. All linen and bath towels are supplied as well as kitchen and bathroom consumables, firewood, blitz, braai grid and tongs. Guests need to bring their own swimming towels. Olive Cottage has uncapped Wi-Fi suitable for online banking and surfing the Net.

  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Loerie Cottage

This lovely cottage is set on the spring-fed lake and sleeps 4 in two bedrooms and is ideally suited to one family with two children, OR two couples. Loerie has a daybed in the lounge that can be made up upon request at an additional surcharge (only suitable for children aged 12 or under). It has one bathroom inside with a bath and a shower above it. The cottage has a spacious lounge and dining area, and the main bedroom has a ceramic fireplace making it perfect for a romantic winter getaway. The living area opens out onto a large furnished undercover all weather patio with a fireplace/braai. It has seating for 6 at mealtimes so invite friends staying in one of our other cottages over for a bite. The setting is stunning, overlooking the spring-fed lake, green pastures and the rolling hills of the Langeberg mountains. Watch your kids swim, fish, canoe, and foefie slide from the comfort of your patio, and it has an outside wood-fired hot-tub from where you can soak up the views. Loerie Cottage has a fully equipped kitchen. All linen and bath towels are supplied as well as kitchen and bathroom consumables, firewood, blitz, braai grid and tongs. Guests need to bring their own swimming towels. Uncapped WiFi is available at Loerie Cottage - suitable for emails, online banking or surfing the Net - please note it is not suitable for movie streaming or Zoom meetings.

  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

This gorgeous cottage sleeps 4 in two bedrooms both en-suite. The bedrooms are at opposite ends of the cottage giving couples privacy within the cottage. The main bedroom sleeps mom and dad and one or two kids occupying the other bedroom. The lounge, kitchen and inside dining are all in one spacious area with an inside fireplace for those cosy winter evenings. There is a large furnished undercover patio with a fireplace/braai and seating for 8 at mealtimes so invite your friends staying in the cottage next door over for a braai. Rose has an outside wood-fired hot-tub from where you can soak up the view. This private cottage has magic views of the pastures and mountain with the river a short stroll in front. The bathrooms both have showers with a baby bath in the main bedroom large walk-in shower. The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen. All linen and bath towels are supplied as well as kitchen and bathroom consumables, firewood, blitz, braai grid and tongs. Guests need to bring their own swimming towels. Uncapped WiFi is available at Rose Cottage - suitable for suitable e-mail and surfing the Internet, not for movie streaming or Zoom meetings.

  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Fish Eagle lodge

This stunning luxury lodge sleeps maximum 4 adults and 4 kids at full capacity in three large bedrooms all en-suite (please note; the third room is a dorm room with 4 singles and bath only, no shower). Alternatively Fish Eagle can accommodate a maximum of 6 adults, and 2 children. The large lounge and dining room flow onto a huge House and Leisure like undercover furnished patio with a fireplace. The lodge is elevated giving it unsurpassed views of the valley, over water and green pastures finally resting on the majestic softness of the Langeberg mountains. Relax in comfy chairs and watch your kids frolicking in the water below. There is seating for 12 at mealtimes for those occasions when friends and family have booked other cottages on the farm and are joining you for a gathering. The lodge is lovingly furnished with genuine Cape Cottage antiques creating an authentic and relaxed farmhouse atmosphere. The kitchen is fully equipped, there is a large indoor fireplace and outdoor undercover braai. All linen and bath towels are supplied as well as kitchen and bathroom consumables, firewood, blitz, braai grid and tongs. Guests need to bring their own swimming towels. For peace and tranquillity, this really is the ultimate place to unwind with family and friends. Uncapped WiFi is available at Fish Eagle Lodge and it has an outside wood-fired hot-tub to soak up the magnificent views from.

  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 8 guests (max 6 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

The Manor House

Set in a beautiful valley, The Manor House has magical views of the majestic Langeberg mountain range and rolling green pastures. It enjoys both spectacular sunrises and sunsets with long days of sun shine throughout the year. Stroll down to the river frontage and picnic under giant stink wood trees. Venture across the river into the indigenous forest where small buck and the shy cape otter may be spotted and follow the mountain trail to stunning waterfalls and mountain pools. Walk down to the natural spring lake and spend the day bird watching, swimming and canoeing. On your return sit on your private patio and enjoy the magnificent view as the last of the sun’s rays bounce of the mountain, lighting it up in an unbelievable brilliant green. The luxurious Manor House sleeps a maximum of 8 adults in 4 beautifully appointed bedrooms (one of which is upstairs. Please note the 5th bedroom (downstairs) is furnished with 2 singles and only suitable for children, and the 6th bedroom (upstairs) is a dorm room with 6 singles in it (not near any of the bathrooms), only suitable for children. With children, the Manor can sleep 8 adults and 8 kids at maximum capacity. It has a sumptuous kitchen fully equipped, a beautiful dining room and separate comfortable living room with amazing views and a TV room with a flat screen TV and free satellite television. It has a spacious patio perfect for outdoor dining and entertainment. The Manor House is lovingly furnished with genuine antiques creating an authentic and relaxed farmhouse atmosphere. There is a large indoor wood stove in the lounge, and a built in braai/barbecue on the large all-weather patio . All linen and bath towels are supplied as well as kitchen and bathroom consumables, 1 complimentary bag of firewood, blitz, braai grid and tongs. Guests need to bring their own swimming towels. In addition, Manor House has a lovely outside wood-fired hot-tub to soak up the magnificent views from. Uncapped WiFi is available at Manor House – suitable for emails, online banking or surfing the Net – please note its not suitable for movie streaming or Zoom meetings. For peace and tranquility, this really is the ultimate place to unwind with family and friends.

  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 14 guests (max 10 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Little Bushbuck

A charming studio type cottage right on the water. It has one large open plan room furnished with a double bed and a day bed for a child, a small eating table and a fully equipped kitchenette with a microwave, fridge, hot plate, kettle, toaster and all cooking and eating utensils. It has a large inside fireplace. An inside bathroom has been added and it is fitted with a shower, basin and toilet. A small patio overlooks the lake. Nearby on the grass banks of the lake is a barbeque area with seating. Please note that Little Bushbuck is located next t the foefie slide so you can expect some walk by traffic on the path behind it and some noise as a result. Along with its magnificent setting above the spring-fed lake, Bushbuck has it own wood-fired hot tub outside from which you can soak up the magnificent views.

  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Guest Reviews

2 Reviews from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

This is a good place to stay and I would definitely recommend it to my friends and I am coming back.

November 2021

Thabile L. (Cape Town)

Verified reviewvery good

We had a very nice stay at Somerset Gift. Thanks

August 2020

Felicity v. (Somerset West)

Need to Know

Response timeSomerset Gift Getaway Farm typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Cape Town International - 190km

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

Payment methods accepted by the property EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since May 2017

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