Jan Harmsgat Guest Farm in Swellendam South Africa
Jan Harmsgat Guest Farm Swellendam Winelands South Africa Bed and Breakfast B&B Guesthouse Lodgings Accommodations

Hosts: Brin and Judi Rebstein

Bedrooms: 4 and 1 cottage

Address: PO Box 161, Swellendam, South Africa 6740

Telephone: +27 23 616 3407,
Mobile: +27 72 279 3138

Fax: +27 23 616 3201

Activities/Attractions: The guest house is a 2 hour drive from Cape Town, on a working farm in the scenic Klein Karoo Winelands region of South Africa. The towns of Robertson, Montagu, and McGregor are within close proximity and Cape Agulhas (the southern tip of Africa) is an easy hours drive away.

Steeped in nearly three centuries of pastoral history, the Western Cape has a rich heritage, and while its original settlers have long since moved on, their spirit is still evident.

Many of the vineyards, currently undergoing a revival, produce some of South Africa's finest wines. Distinctive blends from all the noble cultivars and classic styles may be sampled and most farms readily welcome visitors for wine tasting. You're in the heart of the South West Cape:

  • the Robertson Wine Route
  • Montagu (with its hot mineral springs)
  • the Breede River
  • Bontebok Park
  • Cape Agulhas
  • the De Hoop Nature Reserve (offering exceptional whale-watching in season)
  • the delightful town of Swellendam itself, the third oldest town in South Africa

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Jan Harmsgat Guest Farm

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Jan Harmsgat Guest Farm Bedroom

Jan Harmsgat Guest Farm Pool

General Information: You are invited to relax in our exclusive country bed and breakfast guest house accommodation on an historic farm, (established in 1723) in the beautiful Klein Karoo. Jan Harmsgat Guest Farm is situated between the towns of Swellendam on the N2 and Ashton on the R62 in the Winelands of South Africa.

Since taking over the farm, Brin and Judi have Lavished it with love and care, restoring the dairy operation and planting new fruit and nut orchards. But the focus of their attention was to convert the ramshackle wine cellar and dilapidated labourer's quarters into a charming and inviting guesthouse. The guest house, bed and breakfast accommodation (which is non smoking) is in understated elegance and comfort in the farm's original slave quarters, and consists of:

  • four large en-suite rooms
  • an adjoining lounge
  • two loft rooms and the guest lounge boast expansive mountain views
  • swimming pool
  • extensive library
  • surrounding wine routes

Part of the transformation process has resulted in an extensive training programme to equip staff drawn from the local community with the skills and knowledge to run a first-class guesthouse. Earlier this year Judi were honoured with a mayoral award for their efforts to empower and uplift previously disadvantaged communities.

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in RSA Rand)

Rand 450-850/person/night