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Schoone Oordt Country House

1 Swellengrebel Street, Swellendam 6740 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 23/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 4 hotels in Swellendam
2020 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Schoone Oordt Country House is one of the top boutique hotels in Swellendam with a heartfelt passion for people, for food, for wine and for the environment. Our luxury country hotel offers romantic & intimate as well as family friendly accommodation in Swellendam, South Africa. The emphasis here is on warmth, care, elegance, quality and love and we aspire to make this evident in every aspect of your time with us. We do hope you feel as though you’re visiting with the best of friends.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Car hire
Baggage storage
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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MattdB7 wrote a review 10 Apr
Johannesburg, South Africa24 contributions13 helpful votes
It is not often that you get treated like absolute royalty while at the same time have a feeling of being at home and treated like family. Alison and the wonderful team at Schoone Oordt has this down to the T. My wife and I spent a few nights there and can say that it was one of the best experiences in a long time. The rooms were amazing, the views were great, the food was top class and the service from even before we arrived to the moment we left was wonderful. I don't think there are enough adjectives to describe the experience there. Thank you Alison and kids and everyone at Schoone Oordt for the great time. We will see you again.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Lazzagear wrote a review 6 Apr
London, United Kingdom990 contributions484 helpful votes
This is a beautiful Victorian villa decorated with antiques and treasures that truly reflects the historic area. Alison and Richard have poured much love into this family home and, as a guest, you fall warmly into their embrace. Fidney, the ‘butler’ was on hand for every request and makes a killer G&T. Restaurant recommendations were excellent as were suggestions for local hikes. The house itself is lovely with cool verandas, a cosy bar and a light and airy conservatory for meals. The breakfasts were fabulous - the home-made granola was so good that my husband asked for the recipe! We ate dinner here on Valentine’s Day and the food was imaginative, beautifully presented and delicious. Rooms are in cottages set in the gardens with fountains playing outside. Again, featuring period pieces but no comfort was lacking. Lighting was great, there were lots of sockets, the bed was comfortable and, with windows on two sides, a cooling breeze meant we didn’t need the air conditioner. The bathroom featured both a bath and shower and the lighting was bright and useful. As you can probably tell, we loved this hotel and will definitely stay here again if we find ourselves in the area.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Anli S wrote a review 2 Apr
Cape Town Central, South Africa3 contributions
We had a wonderful and memorable stay at Schoone Oordt. Beautiful rooms with all the luxury and comfort one can dream of, not to mention the hosts, Alison & Richard and their lovely family who really went out of their way to make our family feel, very much at home. Thank you Alison, Richard and your amazing team. We will definitely come again! Gary, Anli & Ellie
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Date of stay: March 2021
hodkinsonfam wrote a review Mar 2021
Zurich, Switzerland6 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a wonderful stay at Schoone Oordt Country House. Welcome tea and scones by Alison and her friendly team after a long drive was a real spoil. Our room was spacious, the bed was comfortable with crisp, white linen... and the pillows will ensure a good nights sleep. The breakfasts made by Alison are multiple courses...and I agree with a previous review...the baked apple is a must. We are looking forward to visiting again but this time in winter to enjoy the wood fires both in the bedroom and in the study/library.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Janet O wrote a review Mar 2021
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We had an amazing stay at Schoone Oordt- from the warm & friendly welcome, to the decadent brownies, incredible breakfasts, beautiful rooms & surroundings and the incredible care and attention we received throughout- we just loved our stay and can’t wait to come again!! Alex & Janet
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
USD 122 - USD 245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Schoone Oordt Country House
Which popular attractions are close to Schoone Oordt Country House?
Nearby attractions include Drostdy Museum (0.4 km), NG Kerk Swellendam (0.5 km), and Bukkenburg Pottery Studio, Galley & Guest Cottage (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Schoone Oordt Country House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Schoone Oordt Country House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Schoone Oordt Country House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Schoone Oordt Country House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Schoone Oordt Country House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Drostdy Restaurant, Field & Fork, and The Garden Shack.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Schoone Oordt Country House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Schoone Oordt Country House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Schoone Oordt Country House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Is Schoone Oordt Country House accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.