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August 20, 2012

Swartberg Country Manor

Nestled on the farm Voorbedacht at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains (International listed heritage site) with a panoramic view of the world renowned Swartberg Pass. Both original farm houses have been converted in luxury accommodation. The historical house (dated 1864) features 5 en-suite guest rooms with “brooky-lace” finishes and Oregon Pine floors and Ceilings.

The Main house offers 11 en-suite guest rooms emanating a warm “earthy ambiance and warm natural wood and slate finishes. Peace, Tranquil and Serenity are three units each consisting of three en-suite rooms. These units are built to resemble the traditional Karoo Style. The Guest house offers convenient access to the following landmarks: Cano Caves, Swartberg Pass, Cango Ostrich Farm and the Garden Route.

• 26 Elegantly decored en suite rooms:

◦ 15 Twin bedded
◦ 10 Double bed
◦ 1 Honeymoon suite

• In room facilities include:

◦ En-suite bathroom
◦ Tea / Coffee facilities
◦ Hairdryer
◦ Dressing table
◦ Wardrobe with coat hangers
◦ 2 point plug converters
◦ Complimentary toiletries
◦ Non smoking rooms
◦ Ceiling Fans

Guest Lodge updated: August 2008

• Guest house facilities:

◦ Lounge
◦ Fireplace
◦ Informal meeting lounge
◦ Furnished patio
◦ Guest restroom
• Dining options:
◦ On-site restaurant
◦ Authentic South African cuisine
◦ Full English breakfast served daily
◦ Lunch (optional)
◦ Special Sunday lunches
◦ Dinner on reservation only
◦ High tea – Freshly baked cake and scones
◦ Picnic baskets can be arranged

• Eco Activities:

◦ Stargazing
◦ Swartberg Pass Sundowner Trips
◦ Swartberg Guide Tours
◦ Hiking
◦ Bird Watching

• General:

◦ Swimming pool
◦ Secure parking
◦ Beautiful gardens
◦ Children welcome
◦ Can accommodate groups
◦ Credit cards accepted
◦ Guest laundry service
◦ Cell phone reception
◦ Daily excursions can be arranged
◦ Airport transfers can be arranged
◦ George Airport (closest commercial airport)
◦ Shuttle to and from town can be arranged

• In the area: (With approximate distances)

◦ Swartberg Pass – 5 km
◦ Swartberg Hiking Trails – 16 km
◦ Cango Caves – 30 km
◦ Cango Ostrich Farm – 39 km
◦ Horse riding – 39 km
◦ Cango Wildlife Ranch – 42 km
◦ Prince Albert – 42 km
◦ Cycle trails – on our doorstep
… There is just so much to see and do in the Klein-Karoo…

• Directions to Swartberg Country Manor:

◦ From Oudtshoorn take Baron van Reede street and head towards the Cango caves.
◦ This road will take you past the Cango Ostrich Show Farm as well as the Cango Wildlife Ranch through Schoemanspoort until you pass Wilgewandel Holiday Resort on your right. (Approx 30km out of town).
◦ Take the first road left indicated as the “Prince Albert” turn-off and ◦ Continue along this road for approximately 12 km where you will find the last turn-off left before ascending the Swartberg Pass.
◦ The turn-off is indicated as the ” Calitzdorp / Matjiesrivier ” turn-off. ◦ Travel another 4 km until you find the entrance to Swartberg Country Manor on your right marked by a guest entrance sign as well as three flags.

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