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It's that time of year again... A HUGE thank you to #TripAdvisor for the honour, and an even bigger thank you to our incredible #SchooneOordt Family and our wonderful wonderful Guests, without whom, we'd have an empty building and no soul. Thank you. ‪#‎TravellersChoice2016‬
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We love Swellendam Country Weddings... This is why.
We love country weddings in Swellendam. Country weddings are like small private festivals. Loved ones come from far to celebrate for an entire weekend.
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'The universe conspired to help us find you'...  Thank you for this stunning article Sakkie & Corlia #SwellendamStories   #Swellendam   #meetsouthafrica  
I am a romantic. So when my wife and I were only going out for about a month and it was her birthday, I wanted to find her the perfect gift. Something that show...
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A fairytale honeymoon at Schoone Oordt Country House!  Thank you for the stunning article Willemien! #loveSwellendam   #SwellendamStories  
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Schoone Oordt Country House is langs ’n welige, skaduryke woudjie aan die oewer van die Kroonlandsrivier in Swellendam versteek. Dié droombestemming is as een van die top romantiese hotelle bestempel en die beeldskone, romantiese wittebrood-suite bevestig net weereens dié status. Die elegante hotel is in 1983 as ’n Nasionale Monument verklaar en spog met pragtuine, […]
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Loving this new #Swellendam   #meetsouthafrica  blog!  Thank you for sharing, lovely people.
What to do, see, eat in Swellendam. Experience The Good Life.
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Charming... Charming... Charming piece dear #thisifeintrips thank you so much! #Swellendam   #SouthAfrica  
On the Garden Route I discover Schoone Oordt, the most charming hotel I have ever stayed at. Read on for why the unachievable - me using the word charming.
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The very lovely +Dawn Jorgensen shares our South African gems #Swellendam is amongst them. 
In South Africa, the luxury of time allows you to veer off course, leave the highway and explore the lesser-known towns that give the country character. Four such places that I highly recommend you visit are Nieu Bethesda, Matjiesfontein, Swellendam and McGregor. [image:64081] Nieu Bethesda, Eastern Cape Best for: Art enthusiasts and star gazers
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We LOVE how our Chef Wander got into the spirit of #Halloween  for Schoone Oordt's legendary #AfternoonTeas  
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Only a few weeks left of Winter rates...  We look back on why #Swellendam   Winters are Swellicious!
We're a little different to others when it comes to Swellendam Winters. Winter is the best, ‘seasonists’, it really is. It's about regrouping & resting.
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+Dawn Jorgensen talks small towns and #Swellendam  features beautifully.  Thank you for sharing, lovely Dawn.
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Feast your eyes this morning!  Why we love #Swellendam   #MarlothNatureReserve  and our fave +Flyinghorse Photography 
In the spirit of beauty, one of our favourite creative soul's view of The Marloth Nature Reserve, literally on our doorstep here in Swellendam
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1 Swellengrebel St Swellendam 6740, South Africa
1 Swellengrebel StreetZAWestern CapeSwellendam6740
+27 28 514 1248schooneoordt.co.za
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Schoone Oordt Country House offers luxury accommodation in an intimate, family run, boutique country hotel in Swellendam, Overberg, South Africa where the emphasis is on warmth, elegance, quality, service and acute attention to detail.  Schoone Oordt is a 5 star Country House, graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.  She is a grand old National Monument with a passion for guests, for history, for delicious food, for excellent service, for care of the environment and she looks forward to visiting with you.  Soon.

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Nili Kivko
a month ago
We have been twice already and plan to be back again. A really special place with attention to detail and service that is rare to find. Really special
Response from the owner - 3 weeks ago
Nili, what kind words and generous praise, thank you so much! We love spending time with you. Come again soon. :) With much love from the Schoone Oordt Family.
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Howard Simms
a year ago
Schoone Oordt is everything that a country hotel should be; comfortable, warm, characterful and hosted by highly attentive yet unassuming staff who give you just the right amount of attention. The love that the owners have poured into this renovation of an old Victorian classic is evident everywhere and their attention to detail is unfaltering. We were lucky enough to enjoy the light, airy and well heated honeymoon suite for 2 nights and ate dinner in the conservatory on one of them. The chef is highly skilled and offers a wonderfully uncomplicated yet modern interpretation of country cooking. We ate out the second night in a very good restaurant nearby but missed the comfort of the huge lounge and fireplace so much that we went back early to enjoy dessert in front of the fire place. If you are either too foolish or too unlucky to eat dinner at Schoone Oordt then you can still enjoy their extraordinary breakfasts, catered with the same flair and finesse as dinner. Any enquiry placed at reception is always greeted with both information and an offer to arrange things on your behalf and the positioning of the property is within walking distance of most of the town's historic sites and local eateries. We struggled to leave this beautiful place.
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Response from the owner - a year ago
Thank you so much for this exceptional review, Howard. You've managed to capture the essence of Schoone Oordt so perfectly and your kind words have made us very proud and very happy. Thank you. We look forward to seeing you in September. With love from the entire Schoone Oordt Family.
Fatima Fakier
a year ago
We spent Saturday night 22 March 2014 at Schoone Oordt Country House. We were heartily welcomed by the owner , Alison Walker, who went out of her way to ensure we had welcoming cooldrinks and snacks. She truly is a lovely , warm person and made all of us feel at home right from the start. Schoone Oordt Country House exceded our expectations by far. We stayed in the family cottage - the entire place is spotless , 10/10 for cleanliness ,the grounds are very well cared for and well-maintained. All the staffmembers are friendly and always ready to assist. The food was really exceptional . We met Sonette as we checked out and she is such a warm person too. The owners should be proud of themselves because this is an establishment that really deserves a rating higher than 5 STARS!!!!!!! We loved Shadow!!!!
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Response from the owner - a year ago
Dearest Fatima, it was such a pleasure having your little family to visit! We love spending time with you. Thank you for such wonderfully encouraging & kind words. We hope to see you again (for a bit longer) soon! With love, The Schoone Oordt Family.
Sascha Polkey
2 years ago
Schoone Oordt is a must - both for a few days on your Garden Route road trip or as a destination in itself. The hotel is restored with so much love and a real eye for detail and the rooms are luxurious, quiet and comfortable. The food is exceptionally good and when you feel like eating out elsewhere there are a lot of options in the quaint town of Swellendam. I also booked a massage at nearby Rain Forest Spa and was really impressed with the experience. All in all, a great place to unwind, readjust and re-inspire yourself.
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Response from the owner - 2 years ago
Ah Sascha, thank you SO much. Your kind words make us happy. We hope that you'll come & visit again soon. With love.
penny procter
9 months ago
I intended staying for one night and ended up cancelling all my travel plans so that I could stay for just one more. I arrived at 2pm on Saturday 2 May, just in time for afternoon tea. I was welcomed and shown around by Fidney, an absolute treasure. Then I met the manager, Sonette who very soon questioned my original plan to stay a mere one night. My room (no.8) was exquisite. I adore vintage buildings and decor and was enthralled with the attention to detail. I even had a fireplace in my room with a stack of wood to burn all night if I so wished. The bathroom had a victorian bath and a huge open plan shower. The hotel's Husky, named Shadow, was loaned to me for my Sunday morning run, one of the many highlights of my stay. Shadow guided me along unknown backroads that led me to breathtaking views of the mountains. Breakfast was a three course work of art .. that in itself worth staying an extra week longer, not just a day. Guaranteed to be different each morning. Thank you to Schoone Oordt for the memorable stay in your beautiful establishment. Thank you to your amazing staff for the warmth and welcome I received.
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Response from the owner - 9 months ago
Oh Penny, what a spectacular review! Thank you so so much. We loved spending time with you and were particularly happy that you stayed an extra night. Come back soon! With so much love from the Schoone Oordt Family.
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Lauren Fowler
a year ago
Schoone Oordt is a beautiful country house furnished with beautiful antiques blended with all the comforts of modern life. The service was spectacular, the staff were friendly and always there to predict what you may need before you know it yourself! The room was clean and beautifully laid out and the bathroom with shower, big bath tub and double sink was my favourite feature. I loved going to bed after eating a scrumptious meal in the Conservatory to find my bed welcoming me with a hot water bottle tucked inside. Sonette and Wander came to check in with us at breakfast and dinner to see how we were enjoying our stay. I found the whole experience to be lovely and can recommend it to anyone looking to stay in Swellendam.
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Response from the owner - a year ago
What a stunning review, Lauren. Thank you so much. We loved taking care of you for the weekend, and absolutely love your artistic instagram pictures! Our food looks wonderful :) Thank you again for choosing to stay with us. We look forward to your next visit. With love.
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Peggy Klement
2 years ago
I really meant to write this review straightaway as I was so excited by my new find. It is now a couple of months later, but my first impressions have not changed a bit. We decided to stay at Schoone Oordt as a stopover on our way to the Karoo, but wished we had stayed a few days. It is truly a hidden gem- a meticulously restored Victorian Homestead and so tastefully decorated. The setting is so tranquil- beautiful gardens and pool area, luxurious elegance and attention to detail. The staff - especially Sonet and Wander make you feel so welcome- it is genuine you can feel it comes from the heart.
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Response from the owner - 2 years ago
Peggy, thank you for the beautiful review. We loved taking care of you. Thank you, too, for mentioning Sonette & Wander. They really do pour their hearts into hospitality! Come see us again. Soon.
Fallon MacElliget
2 years ago
Really great accommodation and the hospitality is second to none. Food was of an extremely high standard. There is a beautiful swimming pool too. I would highly recommend staying here if visiting Swellendam.