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+Dawn Jorgensen talks small towns and #Swellendam  features beautifully.  Thank you for sharing, lovely Dawn.
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Such love for you and your town x.
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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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#Swellendam  is blessed with enough natural beauty to make your heart burst... #meetsouthafrica  
Swellendam is not just a foodie destination, nor is it just about mountain biking or berry-picking. Swellendam leaves itself open to interpretation.
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#Swellendam...  A place to Linger.  Longer.  Thank you +Dawn Jorgensen 
Allow yourself the time to relax into the beauty of the Langeberg Mountains as you explore all that this little town has to offer.
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Explore  #Swellendam  by bike... #MTBWesternCape  
Swellendam is fast becoming a MTB Western Cape destination, with events like the 2015 Marloth Mountain Challenge, the TransCape MTB and the CoronationDC
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Thank you @TravelOpulent for this beautiful article! #Swellendam   #countryhotel  
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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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Lookie lookie here!  Thank you so much +TripAdvisor, our phenomenal Schoone Oordt Family and the most amazing guests!  Thank you. #halloffame  
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'So I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you' #loveSwellendam  
“So I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you”. Once upon a time, in a far off distant land, a beautiful baby girl was born. Her proud parents named her Corlia. When she was three, her parents brought her back to the land of her heritage, South Africa.
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FIVE Traveller's Choice for 2015 awards...! What an honour, so grateful to our wonderful guests and brilliant Schoone Oordt team...  Thank you.  Thank you. #tripadvisor   #travellerschoice  
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Stunning Stunning piece!  Thank you so much +Dawn Jorgensen  #Swellendam   #meetsouthafrica  
Schoone Oordt. - We can all be grateful that Richard and Alison Walker took a detour on their way home from Arniston to Cape Town, just over ten years ago. They’d had this idea about raising their children in the country, and with the news of a first pregnancy fresh upon them, their discovery of a grand old rather run down Victorian lady in Swellendam, couldn’t have been better timed. Putting hard work and loads of love to their dream, ove...
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Thank you, such a special place! x.
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We are beyond excited!!!!!  A huge congratulations to Cristiana & Gianni of #LaSosta   #Swellendam  for winning Best Italian Restaurant (in #southafrica )  at the #eatoutawards  on Sunday night....
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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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penny procter
2 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 - 2 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
a year 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 - a year 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.
Sascha Polkey
a year 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 - a year ago
Ah Sascha, thank you SO much. Your kind words make us happy. We hope that you'll come & visit again soon. With love.
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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.
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Inger Marie Viberg
3 months ago
Our first meet with the South African hospitality. OUTSTANDING!!
Response from the owner - 3 months ago
Oh Inger, what a stunning review!!!! Thank you SO much! Come back soon. With love, The Schoone Oordt Family
Fallon MacElliget
a year 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.