Schoone Oordt Country House

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Comfortably nestled amid trees and manicured lawns is Schoone Oordt Country House

Comfortably nestled amid trees and manicured lawns, Schoone Oordt Country House takes the top spot on the best Swellendam Accommodation on Route 62, the most scenic and travelled route in South Africa if you are looking for fascinating things to see and do. 

Refurbished over many years, this Victorian Manor House has become a much-photographed Victorian landmark in the quaint town of Swellendam which oozes Cape Dutch architecture and tall old trees, mountain vistas and lush river valleys. There is no better choice than Schoone Oordt Country House to celebrate your honeymoon in South Africa, thanks to its emphasis on genuine hospitality, sophistication, and excellent personal service with friendly attention to detail. 

Find two pretty standard and six designer luxury rooms, a charming private family cottage and a honeymoon suite all snugly hidden in the gorgeous extensive grounds that make this Route 62 accommodation what it is. Each room is decked out in tasteful restored antiques harking back to the Victorian ambience of a Manor House in a bygone era. The honeymoon suite, sheltered by ancient oak trees, will seduce couples with its romantic atmosphere and seclusion.

Schoone Oordt Country House is a Manor House filled with light and air in summer and for those chilly evenings, gather around the warm and cosy fire-lit bar and lounge. Guests meet up in an intimate dining area and a classic country kitchen where the warmth of the original wooden floors, ceilings and doors coupled with many quirky antique pieces, creates a wonderful welcoming ambience where guests can unwind and feel at home.

Created with a vision for weddings and special occasions, Schoone Oordt Country House provides a sanctuary where beautiful memories are made. Choose from the sun-drenched conservatory overlooking the grounds, the cosy, slightly more formal dining room in the grand old house or the intimate and private boardroom with views of the mountains.

Swellendam is one of those beautiful Western Cape destinations packed with outdoor adventures such as hiking, swimming, fishing in huge estuaries and bays, sailing and wine tasting. Voyage2Africa can tailormake your South African tour from Cape Town, via Route 62 to the Garden Route and beyond! 



Discover this quaint yet warm country house in the heart of Route 62 country, close to Swellendam and Hermanus in the Western Cape, not far from the Garden Route in South Africa. Schoone Oordt Country House steals your heart with its unique blend of the historic and the modern, history and decadent luxury. Indulge in the exquisite suites shaded by huge oak trees – accommodation caters for families, honeymoon couples and individual travellers too.

Schoone Oordt Country House is a premier small hotel in the Western Cape, possibly the best of Swellendam accommodation, and perfectly situated in the gateway to the Garden Route, only 2.5 hours from Cape Town. 

With 11 luxury bedrooms set in lush gardens, an intimate Conservatory Restaurant, a sparkling saltwater pool and a passion for people, family, food, wine and the environment, this charming country hotel offers romantic and intimate as well as family-friendly accommodation in Swellendam. 

The emphasis here is on understated sophistication, love for nature and tourism, people and the views, attention to detail in all aspects of a guest house and world-class hospitality. The owners are there for their guests and want them to return again as long-lost friends. 

There is something quite magical about this striking Victorian Manor House, lovingly restored over many years and passionately run by a wonderful team of committed people. So Schoone Oordt Country House will never lack charm and grace as she welcomes guests every day to her embrace. 

Picture yourself in the rooms, only 8 luxury rooms, a quaint private family cottage, a newly added (huge) family suite and a romantic and secluded honeymoon suite – depending on your preferences and needs. The lush pretty garden is the setting for all these suites shaded by huge old oak trees and each one a refuge featuring the unique blend of antique furniture and a colonial, Victorian grace from days of yore. 

Enjoy the balmy Conservatory Restaurant, cosy fire-lit bar and lounge, 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 socialise here.

Gourmet breakfasts, high tea with scones, snacks and drinks in winter around the fire -choose award-winning South African wines from the menu.  This country house is one of the best entertainment venues in the country and a wedding venue offering sheer romance and quality service. 

The Swellendam area is an outdoor delight with opportunities for hiking, horse riding, mountain biking, trail runs, water sports and whales at De Hoop. Go wine tasting over the pass and find plenty of farm stalls and cafes along the way.  Voyage2Africa offers the best tours in South Africa that include Cape Town fun and Sun City pleasure. 

Amazing Holiday Packages including Schoone Oordt Country House

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Garden Route Road Trip Holiday

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Enjoy a spectacular road trip from Cape Town, through an exotic desert Karoo landscape and lush coastal towns. Explore the South African Garden Route in your hired car (part of your package from Cape Town airport) and adventure into some […]

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  • Verdant gardens
  • Conservatory restaurant
  • Saltwater pool
  • Hiking, horse-trails, bike-trails
  • Visits to the nearby Marloth and Bontebok Nature Reserves
  • Trips to Barrydale to quad bike
  • Wine-tasting.


  • Breakfast
  • Afternoon tea in summer
  • Welcome drink & small snack platter on arrival in winter
  • Tea, coffee, homemade biscuits and bottled water
  • Car wash morning of departure
  • Uncapped Wi-Fi
  • Dinner option also available (request).

Salt water pool surrounded by sunbeds at Schoone Oordt Country House in South Africa
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  • 6 luxury suites in the gardens, 1 private family cottage, 1honeymoon suite
  • Satellite TV, DVD players, tea/coffee facilities, minibar, fireplace, air-conditioning, underfloor heating in the bathroom, bathrobes, spacious open shower, ball and claw bath, private patios
  • Conservatory Restaurant
  • Fire-lit bar and lounge
  • Dining room and kitchen
  • Swimming pool


  • Unique modern facilities blend with historical in décor and antiques creating a haven of plush comfort for guests from around the world
  • Organic free-range food from local producers for all meals cooked in nutritious local styles and enjoyed in the intimate dining area
  • Tenderly renovated country hotel on the famous Route 62 near Swellendam, an area loved for its quirky cafes, stores, mountain hikes and farm life
  • Delightful suites with plush facilities and garden views, ideal for solitary honeymoons.

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