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Jan Harmsgat Country House

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had heard that this was a great place to stay for peace and quiet as well as good food. It is a nice place with very friendly staff and the food is good if not exceptional. The actual farm and its grounds are good as well. The room we were in was not exceptional although it had been billed...

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Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We completely understand and we apologise for the road noise. We are constantly working on new ways to reduce the road noise and I am sure we will succeed in the near future. Please understand that we do not have any control over the road passing Jan Harmsgat....

Hameln
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent in every way. Food, service, wine , the location- everything is outstanding good. The very personal service and the attention on everything a guest might need or like is outstanding.The setting of the location and the farmtour are great. Only the noise of the near R60 is a malus.

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Good afternoon, Thank you for the wonderful review written. We pride ourselves in excellent guest service, food and wine. The nature drive is definitely something to experience and give a great idea of the farm and surrounding area. I hope to have you back as our guests in the near future. Kind regards, Jan Harmsgat Country House Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

Jan Harmsgat is the perfect place to relax in the lap of luxury and be spoilt. The style is a mixture of old and new - done perfectly. Absolute class. All the staff are amazing, always friendly and ready to help. The accommodation is perfect. The food delicious and prepared with love. I couldn't possibly fault them on anything even...

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Dear Rebecca, Thank you for the wonderful review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Jan Harmsgat Country House is definitely a gem in the Overberg area and a must to experience. We look forward to your next visit in the near future. Kind regards, Jan Harmsgat Country House team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must see and stay on your next trip to the Swellendam/Bonnievale area. Wonderful staff. The rooms are stunning with all you need. Enjoy a wonderful breakfast in fresh air under the beautiful trees. Don't miss out on this experience

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Dear Lynette, Thank you for the wonderful review, we value your feedback. Jan Harmsgat Country House is definitely a gem in the Overberg area. We are very proud of our staff and we pride ourselves to deliver great food, great service and a wonderful guest experience. We look forward to your future visit. Kind regards, Jan Harmsgat Country House Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only 2 and a half hours out of Cape Town, but feels more than a life style away. If you don't believe me, then look up at the night sky. Millions of Stars shinning down on this delightful country house. The rooms and beautiful and spacious. There are a few different options to meet your different needs, but I like...

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Dear Tamsyn, Thank you for the wonderful review written about Jan Harmsgat Country House. The backlands nature drive is definitely something to experience along with great accommodation, food and wine. We hope to welcome you back as our guest soon. Kind regards, Jan Harmsgat Country House Team

Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved it here, only stayed one night and weren't ready to leave the next day. The staff are so accommodating and willing to make your stay special in any way. They packed us a little picnic basket with food from their restaurant and we bought a bottle of their wine and hiked up through the orchard to watch the...

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Good day, Thank you for the great review, glad you enjoyed your time at Jan Harmsgat Country House. We pride ourselves in making all our guests feel relaxed and at home. The hike through the orchard is definitely something to experience, especially adding great food, wine and a beautiful sunset. We look forward to having you as our guests again...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Jan Harmsgat is one of the bests country houses I have ever stayed in . Its class and oozes class . If you want something special .....This is it . Nestled among Pecan nut trees and a vineyard its a beaut and the food is very good too. a real hidden gem .. Charlene and team do a great job...

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Dear Ulrich, Thank you for the great review, we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. We strive to make our guests feel special, relaxed and at home and Jan Harmsgat is the perfect setting. Looking forward to your next stay with us.

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

A beautiful place but then I'm a sucker for Cape Dutch architecture! Lovely room. The staff very attentive when the first room was unacceptable because of a problem with the Little worrying that there are so few windows for cross ventilation on hot days. No blind or curtains for privacy on the one window we had. Excellent food. Not impressed...

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Dear Carol, Thank you for the constructive feedback, it is much appreciated. We get 2 days in a 10 day cycle to do all watering through micro irrigation. The sprinkler used to water the grass is connected to a 20mm pipe. This very thin pipe gives more pressure, thus using less water. Please accept our apology with regards to the...

Matching Tye, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Wonderful accommodation, excellent meals, and outstanding service, in tranquil surroundings. We had a health problem on arrival, and Jolan gave us superb assistance. Our only problem was that we should have made a longer booking. Very reasonably priced for the quality overall

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Good afternoon, Thank you for the lovely feedback. Our mission is to make our guests feel at home and relaxed and our staff will assist in every way they can. We are very happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience and we look forward to your next stay with us. Kind regards, Jan Harmsgat Country House Team

Penrith, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We travelled from Capetown to Port Elizabeth in February staying in 7 different similar star rating properties as Jan Harmsgatt and this was our personal favourite by a mile. What makes this place extra special is the staff who were all welcoming and very efficient at their jobs. Our room was spacious and furnished with lovely homely antiques. We didn't...

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Good day, Thank you for the wonderful review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We strive to make all our guests feel comfortable and at home. We are always working on ways to improve and our enthusiastic staff thoroughly enjoy making your stay memorable. We look forward to your next stay with us for more great...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Jan Harmsgat Guest Farm has seen a renaissance that captures its rich past, in a way that fits in with the discerning traveller's needs: Space, charm and an unsurpassed opportunity to indulge in an authentic country ambience and history. Guests are treated to understated elegance and comfort, combining the power of its original meter thick walls, yellowwood details, and authentic 'Overberg' style while every modern convenience available. The indulgence does not stop with the accommodation but is carried throughout your experience. Jan Harmsgat is registered and has been awarded the Fair Trade in Tourism S.A Trademark. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jan Harmsgat Country House

Address: | R60 District Bonnievale/Drew, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Price Range: $185 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Jan Harmsgat Country House 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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