Schoone Oordt Country House Description
Dating back to 1853, SCHOONE OORDT Country House is a beautifully restored Victorian Lady and much admired Swelllendam landmark. Positioned around a fragrant rose garden, fountains and landscaped gardens are 8 Luxury Suites that have their own patios, exquisite bathrooms, tea/coffee facilities, satellite TV, DVD players and aircon. Custom made linen, goose-down bedding, pure wool carpets, open hearth and under-floor heating and heated towel rails in the bathrooms all add to the luxury. Whilst the Suites retain the Victorian feel of the main house, they are uncluttered and exude luxurious style and elegance. The Honeymoon Suite is private and tucked away on the edge of a lush, shady little forest with the Koornlands River gurgling along its perimeter. Whilst it has all the delights of the Luxury Suites, the Honeymoon Suite is unashamedly romantic with its large hearth, exquisitely carved four-poster bed and oversized bathroom. A large salt-water pool is surrounded by comfortable loungers, perfect for sun worshippers or a nap in the shade of an umbrella. Breakfasts are extensive, delicious and served in the newly added light and sunny conservatory overlooking the lawn and gardens. Lunches and Dinners are by arrangement only. The owners have years of experience in event co-ordination, and the grounds have been designed with a view to hosting functions such as weddings, parties and team-building weekends. The conservatory seats 70 and the grand banquet room inside the house 20 people, for a more intimate meal.
Swelllendam offers nature lovers an abundance of activities such as hiking, horse and mountain-bike trails, water sports on the nearby Breede River, and trips through the Bontebok National Park and Marloth Nature Reserve. Swellendam has a nine hole golf course, many good restaurants, Arts + Craft shops and Galleries. The renowned vineyards and estates of the Robertson Wine Valley are a short distance away, offering tasting and cellar tours. Many have excellent restaurants as well. Swellendam is the ideal destination for a weekend getaway or longer break, as well as being ideally suited for an overnight stop between the Peninsula and the Garden Route.
Schoone Oordt Country House Directions
220km from Cape Town along the N2. Take Swellendam East turnoff. Double back into the town. Through a 3-way stop and over the Koornlands River Bridge Turn immediately right after the bridge. House is on the right