Schoone Oordt Country House is a charming country hotel in Swellendam South Africa

Our charming family-run property consists of 11 luxury bedrooms set separately from the Manor House around lush gardens and tinkling fountains. An intimate Conservatory restaurant, a sparkling saltwater pool and a passion for people, family, food, wine and the environment, completes this gorgeous Swellendam luxury accommodation.

Food is our thing

Meals at Schoone Oordt are made with love and passion. Our country food is respectful of ingredients, unpretentiously fine dining, honestly delicious and served with true Schoone Oordt style and flair.


  • 6 Star in reality

    From the moment you get out of your car, Alison's team are there for you. Welcoming, helpful, diligent and knowledgeable. This is a VERY special place. Though formal in there attentiveness, all the staff are easy to talk to and engaging. All that said, there are two rather demanding permanent residents, Mr Ratchet and Fat-Cat (our name for him), the four legged cushions.

    Paul Scarlett

  • What an exceptional experience!

    We just finished a three night July family break at Schoone Oordt. What an exceptional experience! In summary, just go there. From the outset the level of welcome and quality of service were at the highest level we have known. Our rooms were extremely comfortable with oversized beds and tasteful furnishings and very generous bathrooms complete with roll top baths, delightful toiletries and enormous walk in showers.

    Peter Jackson

  • Absolutely charming country house, lovingly restored by a delightful couple

    Their love for the property is obvious, and shines through in their hospitality. The staff is delightful and very helpful and the food was excellent. An excellent place to stop to break the drive from the Garden Route to Cape Town.

    Joyce Kory

Diary of a Grand Dame

The Earth Centre Swellendam

We thought we’d take a moment during our quieter winter period to show some gratitude to our suppliers, the people that create the beautiful produce that we serve with pride. We very seriously support local. It’s very close to our heart. It’s a way of paying our guests’ generosity forward and helping to sustain our local country community. This month, we focus on The Earth Centre Swellendam, our corner ethically-sourced veggie, fruit,...

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Traveller’s Choice 2022

We are beyond grateful for everyone’s support. Thank you! We had a good summer season and a not so bad winter season after all. Obviously not the same as usual, but enough to keep us going. A HUGE thank you for that. So grateful for our truly wonderful team who knuckle down, work exceptionally hard and pull through with huge smiles and warm supportive hearts. Speaking of fantastic staff… Look at what...

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GourmetGetaways - Thank you

I’m sure that you’re all tired of hearing about the GourmetGetaways, but this is a quick thank you to all that joined us. Thank you for your appreciation, your enthusiasm and your support! They were a roaring success and truly assisted us in making it through these very quiet winter months.

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