Diary of a Grand Dame

Diary of a Grand Dame

Swellendam House Concert at Schoone Oordt Country Hotel

We are SO excited about the inaugural Swellendam house concert for the well-deserving Swellendam Bursary Fund…  The Swellendam Bursary Fund identifies high skilled learners in the Greater Swellendam area and enables them to continue with specialist studies in the fields of their choice.  It has been in existence for 8 years and continues to support and encourage young people to reach their full potential.  The fund relies solely on donations and fundraising and we’d love for you to join us in supporting this truly worthy charity.

Celebrate the arrival of Spring with Baroque 2013 at Schoone Oordt Country House on the 1st September at 17:30.  Only 60 seats available and selling out fast!

Of course, the concert wouldn’t be without the passion of the co-ordinater, Judi Rebstein and the generosity of the musicians, Carin van Heerden, Marion Truepel, Lyndon Watts and Olga Watts.  A big thank you to Augusta, Aan de Oever and de Companjie ...

Weekend with musicians at our Swellendam Country Hotel

Swellendam Country Hotel

Kom geniet ‘n heerlike naweek saam met twee van Afrikaans se LEGENDES – Gian Groen en Anton Goosen.  Twee nagte vir twee persone in ‘n luukse kamer, insluitende ontbyt natuurlik, en aandete met die vertoning by Die Vagebond Saterdagaand, die 10de Augustus vir slegs R2750.00. Genuttig ontbyt Sondagoggend, die 11de Augustus saam met die kunstenaars.  Doen gerus navraag oor tariewe vir die familie kothuis of wittebrood suite.  Kom kuier saam met ons.

Anton Goosen and Gian Groen in Swellendam for the Bee Festival

Anton Goosen and Gian Groen in Swellendam for the Bee Festival

Schoone Oordt Country House is ‘n intieme hotel in Swellendam, waarskynlik die beste van Swellendam akkommodasie, met 10 luukse kamers gesetel in welige tuine, ‘n intieme Konservatorium restaurant, ‘n sprankelende soutwater swembad en ‘n passie vir mense, familie, kos,  wyn en die omgewing.  Hier ...

Flyinghorse Photography

Swellendam South Africa

@flyinghorsephoto has been posting the most INCREDIBLE photos of our BEAUTIFUL Swellendam South Africa, so we asked if we could share them.  Bruce Geils from Flyinghorse Photography is responsible for most of the stunning photography on our website too as well as the design thereof, so he’s close to our hearts.  This is what our area looks like.  If you love nature, family time or good-friends-that-could-be-family time, food for the soul, food for the body or perhaps just losing yourself for a while…  Then come and stay.  There’s an amazing amount of accommodation in Swellendam, from budget to luxury, but of course, we’d LOVE you to stay with us.

If you happen to be driving through or stopping over, go and visit Bruce in his Flyinghorse Gallery.  It’s worth it.

We do hope to see you soon.

Judith & Christof - a South African Wedding

I truly wish that I had more time to spend blogging.  We hope that you enjoy reading our unique stories and poring over our special pictures as much as we enjoy sharing them with you.  This was one of those unforgettable South African Weddings with just two guests (the bride and the groom) and held in our little town of Swellendam (not Heidelberg, as you might have guessed)…

On the 1st of November last year, we received an out of the blue enquiry for a 6 (SIX!) night stay from a lovely German couple who went on to ask if they could get married whilst staying with us.  Schoone Oordt and Swellendam are usually used as a stopover for guests travelling the Garden Route and although we are trying to change this perception and encourage longer stays, a 6-night enquiry came as quite a surprise!

Judith and Christof found us whilst trawling the internet for a place that spoke to their heart in ...