Swartberg Country Manor is nestled on the farm “Voorbedacht” situated in the Cango Valley at the foot of the world-renowned Swartberg Mountain Pass. The picturesque panoramic view of the Swartberg Mountains will bring comfort to anyone that wants to “get away from it all” and simply soak up the peace of its tranquil surroundings.
The extraordinary views of the Swartberg Mountains from the veranda of the original farmhouse compelled us to create a venue where more people could share in the tranquillity and serenity of this beautiful valley.
“Voorbedacht” farm is nestled amongst working farms, it offers our guests the unique opportunity to explore and experience the true essence of subsistence farming in the Little Karoo. Among the various agricultural products farmed, livestock such as, cattle, sheep and ostriches are also present. Daily walks on the farm allow guests to experience the peace and serenity of this beautiful valley, while for the more “wild at heart”; excursions into the mountains can be arranged such as mountain bikes to explore the more rugged terrain.
Our Manager and the team will be your hosts, ensuring that you have an unforgettable “homely” experience. Adding good traditional food and comfortable accommodation to this “farm” experience, we trust that you will “rediscover your soul”!
Enjoy our exquisite warm summer days by relaxing next to the swimming pool whilst enjoying a refreshing beverage served from the bar.
ACTIVITIES @ THE LODGE:
Walks on the farm
Waterfall swimming hole
Mountain Bike Rides
BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
All reservations must be confirmed in writing.
A 50% deposit is required to secure a reservation.
Full payment is required 6 weeks before guests arrive at Swartberg Country Manor.
If the arrival date is less than 45 days from day of making the reservation then full payment is required.
In the event of early departure we may charge for the full original booking.
The following cancellation fees applies on the full value of the booking.
50% cancellation fee if cancelled less than 60 days prior to arrival.
75% cancellation fee if cancelled less than 45 days prior to arrival.
100% cancellation fee if cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival or no show.
CELL PHONE RECEPTION:
Cell phone reception can be enjoyed at the Lodge. Signal strength vary between the different networks.
CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT TIME:
We welcome children of all ages. Children between the ages of 2-11 will pay the child rate when sharing with and adult. Children over 12 years of age pay the full adult rate.
The Klein Karoo is certainly an area with an extreme climate. The summers are long and hot with temperatures sometimes reaching above 40°C. The winters, though short, can get extremely cold with snow often appearing on the Swartberg Mountains after a cold front. Less than 260mm of rain falls the whole year round peaking in spring and autumn while in the summer it can be delivered in the form of dramatic thundershowers.
We accept most major credit cards.
Not included in daily rate and must be booked in advance. These services are outsourced and operated by a licensed local operator. All day excursions are weather and availability dependant.
Swartberg Mountain Classic Tour: (far over the top …) Half Day; (minimum 3 hours to allow top Quality) 120 Km. Traditional lunch and dinners on request (not included).
Oudtshoorn to Oudtshoorn:
(via Swartberge, Prins Albert and Swartberg Canyon)
Full Day; (minimum 7 hours to allow top Quality) 200 Km
Lunch @ R100pp included, Traditional dinner on request (not included).
Ostrich Show Farms
Cango Wildlife Ranch
Buffet continental breakfast followed by your choice of hot breakfast.
Lunch consists of mainly local dishes and on request only.
Dinner, choice of chefs specials, and must be pre arranged.
GPS Co-ordinates: E: 33 23’34.86″S 22 03’43.35″E
From Oudtshoorn travel along Baron Van Reede Road towards the Cango Caves. As you leave Oudtshoorn the road becomes the R328.
Travel 30km’s towards the Cango Caves, just before the Cango Caves turn left at the sign Swartberg Mountain Pass. Travel 10km towards the foot of the Swartberg Mountain Pass and turn left at the signboard that says Calitzdorp / Matjiesrivier. Travel 5 km’s and Swartberg Country Manor will be located on the right hand side of the road.
Wi-Fi hotspot is available to our guests in the restaurant / outside verandah and limited access in the main house at no additional cost.
2205/15 Gadigal Ave,
Zetland NSW 2017
Adam Atkin +61431262059
Patrick Simmonds +61467552696
Anita McGaw +61419521494